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 Posted: Thu Sep 15th, 2016 12:28 am
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Arno0309
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Good evening fellow sealiners. Does anybody have info about this reel.
Kind regards.

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 Posted: Thu Sep 15th, 2016 09:45 am
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Dates from the mid 1960's
Is it a greenie or is it black?

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 Posted: Thu Sep 15th, 2016 09:57 am
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Good morning TH

Its a Greenie

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 Posted: Fri Sep 16th, 2016 09:35 am
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Found the following information for you:

710/711
200 yd 12 lb
"Universal reel" for salt/fresh water introduced in 1965 to compete with the
Mitchell 306. First green models used a reinforced fiberglass spool which would
dent but was corrosion-proof. It was the first reel with the Spinfisher medallion.
One black version (NOT "Z"; silver handle; black spool) had smooth paint; another
had textured paint. In 1966, 400 of each were made. Prototype teal and mist green
reels are in collections. The lefty 711 was made in green, and some were made
in black (rare).


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 Posted: Fri Sep 16th, 2016 09:52 am
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Morning TH

Thanx for the info.

My dad found it at the "Koop en gee winkel" at their church and asked me if I was interested.

I figured there would probably be a fellow Sealiner that would like it for their collection so I told him to hang on to it.

Will most likely let it go to a collector.:):)

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 Posted: Sat Nov 12th, 2016 01:21 pm
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This is the information I have on the history of Penn, as supplied by Penn USA. I notice they even have their info incorrectly.

They indicate the 710 as a right hand model and the 711 as a left hand model, but on photo the 711 is actually a right hand model

710 1964 SPINFISHER 200 YD / 12 LB S/W SPINNER 1979 3.6 TO 1 GEAR RATIO
711 1964 SPINFISHER 200 YD / 12 LB S/W SPINNER 1979 LEFT HANDED VERSION OF 710

First date introduced and second date, when discontinued.

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Their information is not incorrect.

This will sound weird to a South African:

In the US, all spinning reels with the handle on the left are classed as right handed and those with the handle on the right as left handed also called Lefties.
I am not making this up.
Has to do with the CASTING hand.
Right handed anglers cast with their right hand and reel with their left to avoid swapping hands.


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Tackle-holic wrote:



.....Right handed anglers cast with their right hand and reel with their left to avoid swapping hands.




I'm curious about this. Isn't this what you guys do?

Tim

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 Posted: Wed Nov 16th, 2016 11:18 am
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Suppose some do.
I need my clever right hand in charge of the reel, so I would be classed as a lefty in the US.

The argument about swapping hands is to me, a moot one.

If I relied on the reels automatic bail closing feature it might have merit, but I cast with my right hand, left hand closes the bail whilst right keeps line tension. Both hands are involved with the cast anyway.

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