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I picked up a South Bend 1133A the other day for rather small coinage.

Not being as schooled in fly reels as you guy's are, what can ya tell me?

Chief Grey Bear

Living is dangerous to your health

Owner Ozark Fishing Expeditions

Co-Owner, Chief Executive Product Development Team Jerm Werm

Executive Pro Staff Team Agnew

Executive Pro Staff Paul Dallas Productions

Executive Pro Staff Team Heddon, River Division

Chief Primary Consultant Missouri Smallmouth Alliance

Executive Vice President Ronnie Moore Outdoors

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Chief is it Vintage or new? I think there was a retro model made in the last few years. The earlier ones may have been made by Pflueger. They almost look like an old Medalist. I would say the 1133 would be fine for 5-7 wt. line. It has a click drag if I recall. Doesn't have a drag adjustment does it? Would look mighty fine on a vintage glass rod.

Dano

Glass Has Class

"from the laid back lane in the Arkansas Ozarks"

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Those are fine inexpensive reels, I get a lot of them in the shop that the screws have fallen out, I suggest you take each one out and put a dab of lock-tite on the screw, this will help prevent the loss of a screw, don't overtighten, the little treads on the reel will strip out. That is the only real problem I've ever seen on this reel, they function well, and they are not real pricy so after 20 years of service if it breaks down, hang it on a nail in the garage and buy anoter one.

Tim Homesley

23387 st. hwy 112

Cassville, Mo 65625

Roaring River State park

Tim's Fly Shop

www.missouritrout.com/timsflyshop

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Thanks for the replies guy's. I don't believe it to be a vintange but a retro. I had a Bronson Royal Matic 390 on the rod. I wasn't reely (LOL) whoopie about it, but used it for a while.

I don't know what the SB's are worth but I only gave $2 for it. It looks new but I think the previous owner had it apart at some time. The screw heads look to be philips, but now looks like it will need a flathead screwdriver to take it apart.

I have a 8' Pflueger 5wt Purist to attach it to. Thanks for the tips too!

Chief Grey Bear

Living is dangerous to your health

Owner Ozark Fishing Expeditions

Co-Owner, Chief Executive Product Development Team Jerm Werm

Executive Pro Staff Team Agnew

Executive Pro Staff Paul Dallas Productions

Executive Pro Staff Team Heddon, River Division

Chief Primary Consultant Missouri Smallmouth Alliance

Executive Vice President Ronnie Moore Outdoors

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