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Fisher 7

Post by Wagtail » Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:01 pm

I bought this off ebay, along with an Intrepid Standard, for a massive 99p + post for the pair :)

Not a reel you see often, that is unless you regularly re-read the Ladybird book about Coarse Fishing. I've always wondered what the fixed spool reel in the illustration was - and now I know :Thumb:

Like a lot of Intrepids it is ambidextrous, the other end of the winding shaft being covered by the ubiquitous plastic cap - but for this reel it is red rather than the usual black. As is often the case it was missing on my reel :( If anyone has a red cover they don't need :Beg:

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Re: Fisher 7

Post by Mark » Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:06 pm

A bargain Wagtail.
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Re: Fisher 7

Post by AshbyCut » Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:12 pm

It's a sort of updated version of the Monarch Mk 1 and Mk2 reels, using the same spools and 'tension nut,' but having the ambidextrous option.

See here for the Intrepid range, and click on the Fisher 7 option :-

http://www.intrepidreel.com/reels.html
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Re: Fisher 7

Post by Wagtail » Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:17 pm

Mark wrote:A bargain Wagtail.
I bought the pair just to get the Fisher 7, as the Standard was described as not working. When they arrived all that was needed to fix it was to refit the bale arm the right way round :huray:
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Re: Fisher 7

Post by Dave Burr » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:06 pm

99p? - You just don't care do you, spend, spend, spend. :Chuckle:

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Re: Fisher 7

Post by Wagtail » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:14 pm

Dave Burr wrote:99p? - You just don't care do you, spend, spend, spend. :Chuckle:
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Re: Fisher 7

Post by Ajsrider » Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:08 pm

Hi Wagtail
I had the feeling that the Fisher 7 was marketed at the Woolworths type of shop by 'Intrepid' There was just something about the box on mine that made me feel that way. I do believe that they are a fairly rare find these days so well done. See if you can find a Carbon Fibre Sea Streak as one went on Ebay some time ago for £148!!
Good luck with your searching.

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Re: Fisher 7

Post by Stingray » Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:24 pm

Just got my Intrepid Rola out and compared it to your photo - the Rola looks to be a pimped up version of the Fisher 7 with its roller pick-up and easy oil torpedo knob - I've got a feeling the Fisher 7 is relatively rare.

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Re: Fisher 7

Post by Moley » Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:47 pm

AshbyCut wrote:It's a sort of updated version of the Monarch Mk 1 and Mk2 reels, using the same spools and 'tension nut,' but having the ambidextrous option.

See here for the Intrepid range, and click on the Fisher 7 option :-

http://www.intrepidreel.com/reels.html
The Fisher 7 also has an internal trip on the bail arm, rather than bashing into the stem to close it.......a far superior reel then!

Also the red accoutrements give the reel a stylish a la mode look and match the Mole eyes nicely :Chuckle:

The Monarch series are just plain cheap by comparison :eyebrow:
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Re: Fisher 7

Post by The Mudway Dangler » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:43 pm

I have a Fisher 7 which has not only lost its Red '7' but the spool has gone missing. If anyone can offer me a replacement spool (from a Consort perhaps) I would be most grateful
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