Homers Flick-Em reel @ The Sporting Museum

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Fredline
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Homers Flick-Em reel @ The Sporting Museum

Post by Fredline » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:24 pm

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I came across a link to this picture while researching a thread for a Homers rod. It was a link submitted by Nobby in a thread entitled "Anyone know what this is?"
The Sporting Museum on Granville Island, Vancouver unfortunately shut in 2008 but their website is still up and running and is well worth a stroll through.
It can be found here. Just enter 66.51.163.9 on Google.
I bought the Homers Flick-em pictured when the museum sold off all of its exhibits. It is like no other Homers I have ever seen. Beautifully engineered with a very basic drag via a central wing nut. It carries the appropriate stamps and the classic brass fine wire line guard. It is finished off with 2 domed all black horn handles. It will not win any prizes for spin duration but then no Homers would. Overall a worthy entry to any fishing tackle museum. ImageImageImageImageImage
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Re: Homers Flick-Em reel @ The Sporting Museum

Post by LuckyLuca » Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:01 pm

Cor, I like that Fredline. Would look a treat on my Homers rod. Great find!
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Re: Homers Flick-Em reel @ The Sporting Museum

Post by Keston » Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:07 pm

A lovely centrepin . Great buy that .

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Re: Homers Flick-Em reel @ The Sporting Museum

Post by Harry H » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:13 pm

I like the lineguard very neat indeed
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