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: $6000. Fly reel


striblue
10-16-2002, 10:22 AM
This is what a $6000 fly reel looks like..all titanium.... orders?:devil:

John Desjardins
10-16-2002, 10:49 AM
H'mm after $6,000 for a reel, how much would the divorce lawyer, second household, child support, ... cost? :devil:

BigDave
10-16-2002, 11:02 AM
For that kind of money you might be able to get rid of the mayflies and have a sand eel and a peanut bunker engraved instead ;)

pmflyfisher
10-16-2002, 12:15 PM
Hey, I posted this link earlier this year and said that if anyone has one of these Iwanted to their fishing partner. :D

No one responded but now I know John is onto these.

I would no longer have a wife or children if I bought one of these.

God, they look lovely though. Guess I will have to settle for my Orvis CFO.:(

Please don't tell me when they show up on ebay, I don't want to be tempted, the Beaverkill is where I really started serious fly fishing in my youth.

striblue
10-16-2002, 12:21 PM
Hal, I had forgotten that you posted it earlier... I got a prompt on my e-mail that suggested I look into the Ultmate Flyfishing Site and I saw this thing...nice though.

pmflyfisher
10-16-2002, 12:32 PM
Very nice it is, but who may have one and is willing to admit it is my question ?

You know having that reel in lieu of my 30 year old $ 20 Plueger Medalist will not help me catch more trout.

That reminds me that site had a monthly fly rod give away which you need to reenter each month. I tried it a couple of times but no luck. :(

Need to try it again a man cannot have to many fly rods.

Penguin
10-16-2002, 01:18 PM
John...
Forgetaboutit!
Hold out for Jack Charltons' Titanium big game beauty...only $10,ooo...there's a wait list so be sure to order ASAP!

striblue
10-16-2002, 01:20 PM
I would buy the Seamaster for $1800 first.

steelheadmike
10-16-2002, 03:00 PM
For that price I'll take 2!

watersprite
10-16-2002, 04:09 PM
That's a lot of dough for a reel held together with (a lot of) screws. What gets screwed the most, the reel or the buyer?

Hey Mr. Barnum, where you be?

ws

jfbasser
10-16-2002, 05:29 PM
I misplaced a reel this past weekend. I must have left it behind at the CAC. I will pick it up soon.:hehe:

MCorder
10-17-2002, 12:51 PM
:D
What kind of rod would you mount something like that on?!?!

Dble Haul
10-17-2002, 01:41 PM
Rod? With a reel like that, who needs a rod? :hehe:

Penguin
10-17-2002, 02:27 PM
ungly-stick?...
sorta' like hangin' Claudia Schiffer's nose on Rosie ODonnell...

John Desjardins
10-17-2002, 02:55 PM
Pete; Ugly stick, No I see it as a perfect match for the Johnson 4 piece outfit I see at the local wally world. The pewter finish of the reel would provide contrast to the football shaped finish on the windings, foam handle and plastic reel seat. :devil:

Actually, if you can drop 6K on a reel, you can put it on whatever rod you want. :rolleyes:

pmflyfisher
10-17-2002, 07:44 PM
I remember when I bought my first new car, it was a 1969 Malibu Coupe and it was around $ 3,000 maybe a little less. Now Malibus go for around $ 18,000, when I bought the new Trailblazer this spring I looked at their prices.

$ 6,000 for a fly reel is totally absurd.

But if some one wants to give me one I will take it. Actually I would be afraid to fish with it and scatch it, so really whats the purpose in such a reel, only ego and envy from others I suppose.

jfbasser
10-17-2002, 08:25 PM
Huumm let's see...that means the fly reel would have been a little less than $1000 in 1969!