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Match Aerial
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Re: Stantons

Post by Match Aerial » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:37 pm

I always fancied a smaller Stanton but most that turn up for sale a the 5 inch models.
Had a couple of the 5 inch ones but always thought they felt a little too big.
They were very free running lovely for trotting.

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Re: Stantons

Post by Roachy » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:38 pm

That's what i was thinking Phil.Maybe Stanton only started putting labels on when they started selling well.
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Re: Stantons

Post by Roachy » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:39 pm

Match Aerial wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:37 pm
I always fancied a smaller Stanton but most that turn up for sale a the 5 inch models.
Had a couple of the 5 inch ones but always thought they felt a little too big.
They were very free running lovely for trotting.
I have the 4 1/2 inch one and i thinks its a better reel than the 5 inch.
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Re: Stantons

Post by QuinetteCane » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:02 pm

I have the four inch version, it feels a proper fit in the hand and less cumbersome
than the larger two sizes. Looks neater on a rod too.

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Re: Stantons

Post by Match Aerial » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:26 pm

That's what I was thinking lads
Never had any centrepin over 4 1/2 that I was keen on anyways.
I must look out for one,a smaller stanton that is.

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Re: Stantons

Post by Phil Arnott » Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:51 pm

I've not used my Stanton for ages but just found a picture of a catch of dace and grayling taken using it.

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Re: Stantons

Post by Match Aerial » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:20 am

Some cracking big grayling there Phil nice one.

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Re: Stantons

Post by Andy Thomas » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:20 pm

Having found this thread I also checked out the Stantons web site where is states that Cliff Adcock modified the original Reynolds reel in the mid 80s. I think this must be a mistake because I received my Adcock Stanton as a 21st birthday present from my parents and I'm now 62!

I love the reel but have on occasions found the lack of a check a tad frustrating, particularly when tackling up and moving swims etc. I use a little elastic band on the reel seat to hook over one of the handles when I want to lock it all up but recently I saw a Stanton with a modification which took the form of a center adjusting knurled nut which acts as a drag. Does anyone else have this mod? Not convinced it offers anymore flexibility than my elastic band.

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Re: Stantons

Post by Olly » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:02 pm

That was made by Adcocks - one of the later versions I think.

I have 3 - - 2 with handles, including one with a ratchet.

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Re: Stantons

Post by Harry H » Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:29 am

I can remember seeing a 5" version with no handles and the spool edge was knuled to aid batting I assumed?
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