FISHERMEN COLLECTORS RARE AND COLLECTIBLE SET. PENN INTERNATIONAL 1.5G FLY REEL. SALT AND FRESH WATER FISHING. THE ULTIMATE IN FLY FISHING TACKLE.INCLUDES MINT ORIGINAL PENN CLOTH BAG. INCLUDES MINT LINE AND LEADER. REEL INFO: Penn International ® fly reels feature a one piece frame and spool machined form the highest grade solid bar stock marine aluminum. For corrosion resistance and that unmistakable International ® appearance, each reel recieves a gleaming gold coating.
It started with only 4, but by the end of the 70's the series had grown to 10 different models. Construction: A stainless steel spindle. Three aircraft quality stainless steel ball bearings. Bronze double dogs to stand up to jarring strikes and runs.
A machined aluminum reel stand with special stabilizing bar. A single, direct drive action. Can be easily converted from right to left hand drive. BUILT LIKE A METAL TANK. W hy a Vintage FLY Reel?With all the advantages that modern Reels have smoothness and speed of gearing, corrosion resistance, smoother drags, etc. , many of us come back to a few old vintage favorites. Besides the hard to quantify satisfaction of using something with hand made craftsmanship and no computerized technology, why do we use them? The new reels have lots going for them but they also do have some real world disadvantages. Too much chrome, gold and sparkle for pure function.
A lot of these things gets boat rash or flakes off, falls off, or cracks or peels.......... All of which detracts from the appearance of the reel once there is a lot of usage on them. On vintage reels with simpler but more durable finishes, the reel can take on "character" and can actually even look better up to a point, with lots of use. The look of a well worn PENN INTERNATIONAL 1.5G is far better than a modern reel with a decal missing or some inscriptions marred by boat rash. There are far too many plastic and graphite parts on many of these reels, with self tapping screws going into graphite bodies, not the best construction for a decent reel.The number of tiny parts, many plastic, also seems excessive on many reels with parts falling off, cracking or being easily misplaced on disassembly (tiny washers). Simpler is better in the long run. Vintage reels can be virtually all metal and therefore all screws go into machined threads rather than self tapping holes.
In the end, we will all have our opinions and favorites, sometimes for sentimental reasons. The best actually depends on the level of involvement you are willing to devote to maintaining a vintage reel and also your skills in tinkering with them. The best for many will be the PENN INTERNATIONAL 1.5G FLY REEL.A suggestion for the best reel to acquire for the average guy who just prefers a vintage reel but does not have the time or inclination to waste efforts. PLEASE JUDGE THE COSMETIC CONDITION FOR YOURSELF. Your questions are always welcome! Please note: photos are of the exact item(s) you will receive; color may vary due calibration of monitors, light intensity/angle and/or reflection.
Photos may be enlarged to show detail. So please note measurements if given and objects in photos that indicate size/scale. The item "VTG MIB PENN INTERNATIONAL FLY REEL 1.5G SALTWATER SN-E950652 BAG OB MANUAL USA" is in sale since Thursday, July 14, 2016.
This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Fishing\Reels\Saltwater Reels". The seller is "strawberrykinart" and is located in Valley Park, Missouri. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, BR, CL, CO, CR, DO, PA, TT, GT, SV, HN, JM.