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    Default True Temper Vintage Reel

    Picked up a nice little vintage reel by "True Temper" off of ebay today:



    I doubt it has any value, but just wondering if anybody knew anything about them?

    Thanks,

    BRF

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    Looks very similar to the Ocean City reels. I think they were mass produced under many different names. You can usually pick them up on ebay from between $10-$20. They make decent line holders with a vintage look if they turn smoothly. The ones I have and have seen have a rather loud click with an on off "switch" that allows them to free spool.

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    Very cool! I like the vintage look of the reel. Does it have a mfg date?
    Mark <::::><


    "We try to be perfect, but we're only fishermen. We wade out into the water, we don't walk on top of it."

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    BP, don't know, but I would guess it goes back at least 20 years or so, could be a lot more. Hopefully it works well. I would love to have this for my 4wt. I really like the retro look. If it needs a little work, that's ok, I just hope I can find parts that will work with it. I think the worst case scenario is a bad drag because the seller said it works well. We will see.

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    I found this on www.antiquefishingreels.info:

    Ocean City specialized in making salt-water reels in Philadelphia, Pa., from 1923 to 1968. During its history, the company absorbed, in 1935, Montague City Rod & Reel Co., Montague City, Mass., and, in 1939, the Edward vom Hofe Co., New York City, which made some of the finest reels on the planet for many years. During its later years, Ocean City produced many baitcasting reels, but none has significant value. The company was bought by the makers of True Temper tackle.

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