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Magnum Blue's

Post by Ljm183 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:52 pm

A couple of Lewtham Engineering "Magnum Blue" Trotting Reels. (Lewtham Products).

One Narrow drum Serial No. 00039

And one Wide drum Serial No 00030

Both boxed and unused.



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Re: Magnum Blue,s

Post by Keston » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:20 pm

They are lovely and were made just a stone's throw from where I live . I tried to buy number 30 on Tuesday :Cry:

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Re: Magnum Blue,s

Post by Rod » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:43 pm

I was watching number 30, couldn't make my mind up, to late now.
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Re: Magnum Blue,s

Post by Nobby » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:58 pm

I believe that engineer/md has now retired and his son runs the firm now. presumably it was Dad who made the Barder reels....?

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Re: Magnum Blue,s

Post by Keston » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:07 pm

I believe all the tooling etc was sold off .
Looks like those Magnums have his home address on rather than the industrial unit .

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Re: Magnum Blue,s

Post by Nobby » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:20 am

Ah yes, closed down in 2006...it must have been another firm that made the Barders then.

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Re: Magnum Blue,s

Post by CrayCane » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:14 pm

There's a little bit about the maker, Dave Lewthwaite, in the latest edition of Classic Angling. Although he closed his factory in 2007 he's continued building a few reels from his shed at home. At peak production he was producing 2400 reels a year.
He now has his business up for sale.

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Re: Magnum Blue,s

Post by Duckett » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:20 pm

I hope no one minds me asking but, are they any good? I used a Leeds once, for about 5 minutes. It was the most horrible centrepin I've ever tried fishing with and swore to avoid the maker like the plague in future. Cheaper end centrepins don't have to be rubbish as others proved.

Have to admit, when I saw the colour, I assumed it was a Kingpin for our friends in North America :Scared:
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Re: Magnum Blue,s

Post by Ljm183 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:30 pm

CrayCane wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:14 pm
There's a little bit about the maker, Dave Lewthwaite, in the latest edition of Classic Angling. Although he closed his factory in 2007 he's continued building a few reels from his shed at home. At peak production he was producing 2400 reels a year.
He now has his business up for sale.

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CrayCane I think you will find most of those 2400 a year made were the Leeds model. The Magnum was a limited edition, i had No92 Wide drum made on the 3rd June 03 . the one i have above is No 30 was made on the 15th April 02 :Hat:

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Re: Magnum Blue,s

Post by Ljm183 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:33 pm

Duckett wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:20 pm
I hope no one minds me asking but, are they any good? I used a Leeds once, for about 5 minutes. It was the most horrible centrepin I've ever tried fishing with and swore to avoid the maker like the plague in future. Cheaper end centrepins don't have to be rubbish as others proved.

Have to admit, when I saw the colour, I assumed it was a Kingpin for our friends in North America :Scared:
Duckett. Totally different reels both in use and build quality. The Magnum Blues and Magnum Black were Limited edition reels, apparently made to order. :Thumb:

https://www.fishingmagic.com/the-magnum-blue-centrepin/
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