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 Post subject: A 'pilot' reel in the UK
PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:44 am • #  
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On a UK forum a member there has found a 'pilot' reel.

Some UK collectors doubted their existence and I've never come across one myself, but images of the find make it identical to the images Wallace has had on this site for years.

It is worn and old, a later handle and bail arm had been put on it, but there's no mistaking that baffle and the 'missing' casting parts for right hand wind in the rotor.

I notice that there is red primer paint on the rotor, but apparently not elsewhere on the reel. This is a bit odd as I had thought primer had been abandoned back in the days of the very first third version half bails.......

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