Jul 17, 2017 - Explore Michael Marshall's board "Vintage fishing reels" on Pinterest. I got it when I was 10 (in 1953) and they were relatively rare at that time. 95 percent are Penn. Fishing Reel Super Paoli Similar Of Luxor Supreme Pezon And Mitchel. He never had much money (I inherited that skill) but would barter for stuff, including fishing tackle, even an old 18-foot cedar strip boat that required much work and which we fiberglassed ourselves. Great article Thank you, I grew up Surf fishing on the west coast of California. I should mention that the 706 had two, one being in the line roller. Cheers boys enjoy the salty water and 2nd mortgage Payment for your spinning reel, Any information on the 1973 brandie corporation and the trigmatic spinning reel model S-410A. Wish I still had it for old times sake. by snoekjaeger » Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:16 pm, Post Vintageclassic Pezon And Michel Luxor No.3 Meretsaumon Huge Spinning Reel. I also have a 1947 polar cub fan. I have quite a few Penn Z series reels and I love them. Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands | affordable prices. I wish I still had it!!. However, although ball bearings are relatively cheap, they do come in various qualities. $78.00. Not sure if these were available until the 60’s, but they were incredible spin reels back then. I am still using all of my AMERICAN made PENN spinning reels from SS4500 to SS8500 including a 706 (black body). or Best Offer. Up for auction. AFTERMARKET PRODUCTS FOR PENN REELS Before Carl began to produce reels, he made aftermarket products for Penn reels. Of the many reels that ABU Garcia markets, one reel is still made in Sweden and a company named Peerless BAM still produces spinning reels in the southwest of France. Big mouth Charlie showed up one day with the first spinning reel we had ever seen. Finally, in the fish’s mouth is a Junior Atom. Luxor was the ancient city of Thebes, the great capital of Upper Egypt during the New Kingdom, and the glorious city of Amun, later to become the god Amun-Ra. popular. Doesnt look much different then it did when I bought it. You can read about these in The Transatlantic Connection. A decade or so later, just about every manufacturer adopted this design. We all hated ”Big Mouth Charlie” with his new spinning reel. Moulinet LUXOR Reels I have a Moulinet LUXOR MER et SAUMON No.3 and a Moulinet LUXOR MER et SAUMON No. Great article. I learned a lot. Even better memories, Enjoyed the history.l have one spinning reels web site, thx in advance ! Smaller reel (rarely mentioned) that has caught more then its share of Fluke, Flounder, Bluefish and many other inshore species over the years. Any thought about a period correct reel? 1947. We take reels for granted nowadays, but they have only become a standard feature in angler's kit relatively recently - and even now, their use isn't entirely universal, as any roach pole fisherman will tell you. The long rods of slender wood left the stage. by snoekjaeger » Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:00 pm, Post I thought the fisherman in the picture was wearing golf shoes when I saw those spikes. I am impressed Jean-Paul. I have owned 1 Zeebaas and 2 Van Stall reels and the old Penn Z series work just as good, they may not be as fast or as smooth, but they do the job very well. Mr. Roastbeef, ANTIQUE FISHING REELS. Article is great. Great article. I came into possession of some very old reels (some of which are referenced in article) and have been trying to ID and put a date range to them. A Frenchman named Paul Mauborgne, who designed the reel, had a falling out with Pezon et Michel. The few remaining original Kentucky reels perform as smooth as they did when they were created more than 100 years ago. History and Evolution Big Game Fishing’s Golden Years by Ed Pritchard Prior to 1880, it was believed that catching a fish weighing over 100 pounds was an impossible task and, to a large degree, that belief was due to a lack of faith in the fishing tackle that was being manufactured at the time. My first fishing reel was a Luxor spinning reel. These outfits replaced my original Calcutta surf rod and 155 penn conventional reel loaded with 36 lb braided nylon, which I could barely cast into the surf in Seaside Park, N.J. I don’t normally use new reels as all of my vintages reels gives me what I want Fishing Reel . LOL, but for the life of me. Both the Van Staal and the ZeeBaas are essentially waterproof Luxors. Are these needed for fishing? All serious carp fishers in Europe use these reels to cast in the 150-200 meter as well as tournament casters who are casting in the 240+,(800 foot), range. I am still using the Crack 3000 I got as a gift in 1983. His main business is injection molding. I guess I wish I was 17. There are two exceptions, though. The Centaure and the RU faded in popularity in the 60s, probably due to their half bail features that most anglers did not like. This was always a weak point in many past reels, but in 1991 the then-new Van Staal solved this problem by building into the pinion drive a one-way roller bearing, which was very effective and trouble-free. S O K T p 0 6 o n A s 9 o r J e R U d H. Vintage LUXOR Pezon & Michel Spinning Reel Made in France. I took it apart and cleaned and lubed it after every time I either surfed, pier or boat fished in the ocean just to make sure it wouldn’t corrode. Fishing with fixed spool reels became very popular in England and Europe, but it took Bache Brown and his Luxor Mastereel to bring the method to the American fisherman during the late 1930s and after World War II. It’s a Model 510 Carboly – St. Croix, One Piece Rod or undetermined vintage. Not made in cheena. A West Texas watchmaker named R.D. C $52.14. It’s still in great working condition. 1 Fishing Reel Box Papers Bail Less Reel. I cant really see the markings but here is some info on Luxor reels. I bought my first surf reel the day after the world record striper was caught in Atlantic City- 2-Penn 704z reels($40.00 each) and not only still have them but use them every spring and fall. History Of Shimano Fishing Reels: The Beginning. by m3040c » Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:55 am, Post I’ve replaced the drag washers once and service them myself every year,and always rinse them with fresh water after EVERY fishing trip. Jiang Tai Gong was an genius in military tactics and government management. LLM delivered the reels to Pezon et Michel that provided the boxes, did the marketing and distribution. by snoekjaeger » Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:02 pm, Post My first was a Dam Quick was about 50 $ in the 1950’s Followed in 1956 by making their first derailleurs. Reels from Asia were not on the scene until the 1980s, although Daiwa and Shimano did make a few freshwater reels in 1966 and 1978, respectively. They are a credit The reel is marked sauhon-LUXOR-mer , PEZON ET MICHEL , Made in France , LICENCE P. MAUBORG Save luxor reel to get e-mail alerts and updates on your eBay Feed. The next year came internal three-speed hubs. I still use 5 Penn Z series except 1 Shimano Stradic HKFG. Made in Korea. This is from the ORCA site from a member there First the history, (early) LUXOR reels were all designed by Paul Mauborgne. Item location: Canterbury, Australia. For gear construction, there is stainless steel, brass (an alloy of copper and zinc), bronze (an alloy of copper and tin), zinc, aluminum, and duraluminum (an alloy of copper and aluminum). I would have like to see you mention my name and the novelties that were adopted from my reels! Required fields are marked *, Copyright © 2021 On The Water, LLC. Skip to main content. My parents bought me my first fishing reel, a Mitchell 302, sometime in the mid or early 60’s, I used that reel all those years from fresh to saltwater, and guess what? The latter is used when the reel maker wants a very slow spool motion for what is called a long cast reel marketed by Shimano, Daiwa, and Penn. Vintage Luxor Pezon And Michel Fishing Reel Made In France No. Have had offers to upgrade to newer models but , why? I’ll take my VS and VSB’s all day long. He had them made under his supervision by a company called LLM. Then graduated to Ru Mer reels until the 80″s. by m3040c » Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:44 pm, Post German made DAM 220 ,Zebco 80L, Ted williams 401 both from Japan, 1980s Daiwa , Shimano and Penn, also from Japan One manufacturer offers a $90 reel that has ten ball bearings. All of today’s spinning reels have greatly improved drag systems – miles ahead of the crude, early drag systems. From United States. Accurate Fishing Products was launched in 1990 as a division of our parent company, Accurate Grinding and Manufacturing Corporation, in Los Angeles, California. A fishing reel is a cylindrical device attached to a fishing rod used in winding and stowing line.. Modern fishing reels usually have fittings aiding in casting for distance and accuracy, as well as retrieving line. Hello Ralph, Nice historic writeup. He lived near the Weihe River about 3, 000 years ago. I had three Crack 300's and one Luxor. With the exceptions of the Penn 704 and 706, which have a worm gear drive, almost all the rest have spiral bevel gearing. And I have fished with a lot of friends who love their Van Staals and Zeebaas reels. Pretty neat stuff. New In Box, Pezon And Michel Luxor No. My first true surf reel was a Mitchell. I distinctly remember seeing large Daiwa skirted spool reels for sale and in use on Cape Hatteras in the early 70’s. I would like to take exception to one comment however. Next, there is the issue of the reel cam. I am trying to find info on model and date of this luxor fishing reel that I picked up at a yard sale for $2.00, any help would be appreciated. He is holding a fiberglass surf rod with Perfection wire guides and Neocork grips. The first reel I bought that did not come with a combo but was first viewed under glass and brought home in a box was a late 80tys vintage Abu Garcia Cardinal. Some reels have metal for the gear housing and graphite for the rotor. Hull gets the idea for a new fishing reel after watching a meat counter clerk pull string from a fixed spool . At this time, Shimano started to manufacture bicycle parts, such as single free-wheels. Thank you PENN for so many years of good service reels!!!! Luxor was established in 1960 in Carpenedolo, Brescia’ s province with the name of: Luxor Minuterie Idrauliche. No other reel in the history of fishing can come close to matching that longevity. I also own two large fresh water Daiwa spinning reel that date from the early 70’s. I have a Martin spinning reel I bought in 1980 to use for surf fishing. Winning bid: AU $41.00 [ 2 bids] Postage: May not post to United States - Read item description or contact seller for postage options. In the 60s and 70s, the Luxor was the top choice among serious surfcasters on Long Island and in Rhode Island, but trouble was brewing in France with Pezon et Michel, the distributor of the Luxor. Nice Vintage PEZON & MICHEL Luxor Fishing Reel + Box. This site is dedicated to people who are interested in finding out the history and value of their antique fishing reels. by snoekjaeger » Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:57 pm, Post Accurate Grinding is a family-owned operation, established in 1950, when Michael DeMarco developed specialized techniques to manufacture jet turbine engine components at a time when precision aerospace manufacturing was just beginning … Pardon my OCD, but do you have any further details on the rod that Joe Carrie is holding? I think the best quality of my 706 is the fact that I can field strip them, clean them out, grease them back up and be back in the surf in less than 15 minutes. 3 SB reel, both brand new in the box with papers. More specifically… brand, length, and number of pieces? From France, there was the Mitchell, RU, Luxor, and the Centaure. Don’t forget that there were no waterproof reels … Take a nap as you just troll then fight a fish for 36 hours 300 yard out . The Zero Hour Bomb Company, maker of electric time bombs for oil drilling, is incorporated in Tulsa, Oklahoma. by m3040c » Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:48 pm, Post Collector's Reel (rare) LUXOR- FRANCE. His company was purchased in 1947 by the toymaker Lionel and named Airex. Very informative After that, with a whole month’s paper route money, I bought good stuff. Over the next few years, parts for the reel became rare and fetched black market prices, leaving the Penn 704 and 706 as the only options. I am using a PENN spinner SS5500 & a PENN SS6500 for the majority of my surf fishing. Great article I enjoyed the article. Essentially, all the remaining spinning reels relied on sleeve bearings that, if properly maintained, did a good job. Buy It Now +C $26.07 shipping. With a few exceptions, this style now dominates modern spinning reels. I can't help you with the holes in the rotor cup my model didn't have any. With my Shakespeare 2090 , 2080 and my beachcomber occasionally.. Unfortunately, I am unable to locate it. COMPLETE DEPENDABILITY! This was the beginning of a whole new era. Other manufacturers have reels costing several hundred dollars more that have between five and seven ball bearings. Post First the history, (early) LUXOR reels were all designed by Paul Mauborgne. This Airex Bache Brown Spinster was one of the earliest spinning reels available. I, Hi Ralph,, info@luxor.it +39 030 9961161.. Toggle navigation. Now I fish the $500+ In the surf and never feel the need to break the down mid season. by snoekjaeger » Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:04 pm, Post From Bulgaria. You do not need $700+ reel to land quality fish. I really liked those kits. by m3040c » Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:47 pm, Post I loved those reels, and loved just turning the crank on them. Mostly no in America but the efficacy in the art of ling casting is undeniable. I have fished many reels for striped bass from $30 to $250 before slowly up grading to VS reels. The Luxor was easy to convert to manual pickup, and because of its simplicity, could be disassembled and lubed in ten minutes. This reel used a worm gear drive the company probably copied from the German Quick. Sold for. Like I said I still use it, it’s my go to reel for heavy freshwater fishing now that I don’t live near the ocean anymore. It was not a very large reel, weighing in at 16 ounces and holding 250 yards of 15-pound-test monofilament. Of all these reels, the Luxor and the Penn were the most popular, primarily due to their strength and reliability. Anybody have any ideas about where I could get parts for it? It was probably 1954 or 1955 and my dad brought home two of them, one for each of us, and Shakespeare rods. It took 10 years after the demise of Crack before another suitable surf reel was created—the Van Staal. try doing that with VS and Zeebaas. They include multiple Mitchells from ultra light, several 300’s and 306 & 302 saltwater reels. Get the best deals on Vintage Spinning Fishing Reels when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. However I do want to let you know that I started an new brand again under the name VISSER. Luxor (/ ˈ l ʌ k s ɔːr, ˈ l ʊ k ... History. Vintage Collectable Fishing Reel "Luxor" Condition: Used. To me the difference (for this argument let’s say $550+ vs $250-) Is less maintenance and complete dependability. IRT Reels are all built in Pine Grove,Pa. So hoping to buy these few old vintage reels mentioned in this articles, availability is a big ?? My son has nice Penn reels but my 4-year-old grandson could start with this Pfleuger. I still use it today and it works great. $79.00. And both still work well. By the 1950s, many more spinning reels came on the scene, primarily freshwater ones from both Europe and America, but some larger ones designed for surfcasting were also coming from Europe. I did go to eBay and I did see several Luxor fishing reels available some were 'vintage' and there were several over $100.00 (US). That reel had lots of use in both fresh and salt water and was trouble free for eleven years. Much can be garnered from an old photograph, like the one above featuring Joe Carrie hefting a 34-pound bass. Sign up for our FREE Fishing Reports Today! I just purchased one and can’t find anything on line about it or the brandie company. Used it exactly one week on a family vacation that year. ORCA Online Forum - Feel free to talk or ask about ALL kinds of old tackle here, with an emphasis on old reels! Port Washington NY. After the war spinning reel importation and production in the US increased rapidly, and spinning became one of the most popular techniques used by American fishermen. The manufacturers usually indicate which metal is used, unless they use zinc, in which case they don’t want to brag about it. Vintageclassic Pezon . Pricing & History. Cast after cast he would catch a fish and yell; ”I got another one”, like we should all be happy for him. I lost it on Plum Island fishing at night in 1964 when a big fish of some kind ripped the rod and reel out of a stake and the entire unit went out to sea never to be seen again. Really appreciated your history of Salt Water Reels. Lots of good and not so good Spinning reels over the yrs. The U. S. and foreign reels … I think it was a 302 ? The story happened in the late years of the Shang dynasty. Interesting article. I have fished Long Island from Long Beach to Montauk. I have fished them hard and maintained them for years and they have never failed me. In the early 60s the production site was enlarged and moved to Montichiari, always in the same Brescia’s province. I am 76 and have been fishing with PENN since I was 6 years old first using a PENN 200 Surfmaster(still using it on my party boat trips.) A cam, sometimes called an eccentric, is a mechanical linkage to transfer rotating motion to linear motion; in other words, what makes the spool of the reel reciprocate. Just way too good for a dumpster. Don’t be too impressed by the number of ball bearings on a reel. I took it down and it was frozen. It all started in 1921, with a man named Shozoburo Shimano. I, too, really enjoyed the article which I stumble across while trying to find info about my first spinning reel, a Pfleuger that had a pickup but no bail. I would say all of my reels are at least 30-40 years old! All the rest of the reels either have a crosswind gear cam driven by the main drive gear or an oscillation worm gear for the spool reciprocation. In conclusion, as the surf fisherman exclaimed when the line parted after a long fight with a trophy bass, “That’s that.”. I still have my Penn 710 and it still runs smoothly but need to use mono due to the rollers. We all used long bamboo poles and various shaped floats. + Update your shipping location 7 S 0 P O N S O A R P A 7 E E D-1-1 U J-1 0 F J-1-1. Very easy to maintain. Reels back in that day had some sort of weird paint, I’ve beat this reel, you know because for a while I was a kid, and the paint never chipped or scratched down to the metal. The Luxor was easy to convert to manual pickup, and because of its simplicity, could be disassembled and lubed in ten minutes. The NAME Luxor was owned by Pezon et Michel. I am in the process of having a very vintage 10 ft surf rod restored to it’s former glory. History of Fishing Reels. I still have my first spinner, the Mitchell 300 that came with two spools. by m3040c » Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:45 pm, Post Then a few of real made in Sweden. After I finish my questions about this Luxor I will post 6 pictures. Great article. 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