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 Posted: Thu Dec 31st, 2009 06:21 am
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Hi,

This is a 7inch english scarborough made from mahogany with brass fittings.Its spins for over 5 minutes even though it runs on a bush.The flanges have been drilled so as to make the reel lighter.It also boasts a slater latch which enables you to take the drum off the bracket.Circa 1920.Maker Unknown.Overall a fine piece of workmanship.I love the patina of the wood.

 

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 Posted: Fri Jan 1st, 2010 10:10 pm
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What a beaut! Where did you get it?

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 Posted: Sun Jan 3rd, 2010 11:42 pm
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Nice old reel, and i only live 9 miles from where they where made theres a couple of old lads still use them for shore fishing and do very well

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 Posted: Mon Jan 4th, 2010 02:42 am
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Nice, keep them coming, i also have two old scarborough reels will try and post pics.

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 Posted: Mon Jan 4th, 2010 09:49 am
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i got it from a pensioner who was "selling up" along with an old Natal style bamboo rod.

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 Posted: Mon Jan 4th, 2010 07:49 pm
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Do you lads use these reels often and can you get them easy enough ?

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 Posted: Tue Jan 5th, 2010 04:23 am
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Hi Tope,

There are still quite a few die hard scarborough anglers (myself included) but they are starting to die off.There is still a manufacturer of fibreglass scarboroughs called Keith Palmer (KP) that is in business.

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 Posted: Tue Jan 5th, 2010 09:33 am
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Grew up on KP reels and if im fishing from shore I use them instead of coffees or penns.

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Tope wrote: Do you lads use these reels often and can you get them easy enough ?


Hi Tope,

They are indeed still fairly common in Natal, but as tobyshark mentions maybe less every year. I still believe someone who knows how to use them well can outfish a lot of the newer tackle. I remember specifically in the Hennie Papenfuss DVD of Bassas da India how the one guy picked of a brindle bass with a Scarb - and landed it! 

The KP factory's site is here:

http://www.kpreels.co.za/

Cheers,

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 Posted: Tue Jan 5th, 2010 11:57 am
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cheers guys

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 Posted: Mon Mar 1st, 2010 11:17 am
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Tope wrote: Nice old reel, and i only live 9 miles from where they where made theres a couple of old lads still use them for shore fishing and do very well

Out of interest Tope, what was the manufacturer's name and where in Yorkshire were they based if not scarborough?

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 Posted: Wed Jul 28th, 2010 09:01 pm
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MickJack wrote:
Tope wrote: Nice old reel, and i only live 9 miles from where they where made theres a couple of old lads still use them for shore fishing and do very well

Out of interest Tope, what was the manufacturer's name and where in Yorkshire were they based if not scarborough?


It may be " Millward's England " they were very well know for making these type of reels.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 9th, 2010 05:51 pm
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I have also got a couple of those old reels hiding in a cupboard in Durban. Next time I am there I'll grab them and post a few pics.

Last edited on Mon Aug 9th, 2010 05:53 pm by zamarlin

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 Posted: Mon Aug 9th, 2010 06:34 pm
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There was a time those were more plentifull than any other reel. I remember as a kid seeing lots and lots of those reels being fished with.

Also know a guy who went fishing with a boat, got tired, layed down and folded his arms around the reel on his chest with the handles on his chest. It was a mistake, his chest was whacked black and blue when something took off with his bait.

Beautiful classics now. How many moving parts do they have :-D

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Good Day,

With regards to the Scarborough fishing reel.

I read your post and was wondering if you would be able to assist me in getting more information on where they where made and any other details would really appreciate it.

Tha ms

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Good Day,

With regards to the Scarborough fishing reel.

I read your post and was wondering if you would be able to assist me in getting more information on where they where made and any other details would really appreciate it.

Tha ms

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 Posted: Wed Oct 23rd, 2019 01:32 pm
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Yeah, I'm a scarborough fisherman & have many masterpieces. My favourite spinning reel, which is the equivalent of a coffee winder fast speed is my 8 inch superlight. I have about a dozen modified spinning scarboroughs & about 30 others of various size & weight. I've got really special reels made by my late Dad, also Wynne Moxley specials, a Basil Mulholland masterpiece & a couple of Aristocrats. Correctly balanced & with a tip heavy rod it is possible to drop a spoon 120 meters.

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