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 Post subject: The Felton Crosswind
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:06 pm 
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Does anyone use a Felton Crosswind? I bought one on ebay about six months ago, purely out of curiousity, and I expected something archaic and horrendous...However, the gearing seemed strong and the oscillating business at the spool and flyer end, for better line lay, was not too outlandish. The bail arm seemed strong, and was not grooved. Still, I could not bring myself to actually use the reel, and I sold it on. A pity, perhaps, because it was Walker's reel of choice before the Mitchell and Ingham stuck with his for years. My overall impression was of a strong, well-made but eccentric piece of kit.

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 Post subject: Re: The Felton Crosswind
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:09 pm 
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I was just about the put up the same post!
I had one about 8 years ago and used it quite a bit. It is a reasonably good reel which is just a bit quirky. Like you I sold it on ebay after a year or so.

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 Post subject: Re: The Felton Crosswind
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:22 pm 
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I want one!

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 Post subject: Re: The Felton Crosswind
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:18 pm 
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Maurice Ingham's Felton Crosswind, courtesy of Mike Wilson......

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You can see this reel being used by maurice in this picture that Snape posted in another thread.....

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 Post subject: Re: The Felton Crosswind
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:02 pm 
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One on Ebay, very strange looking reel but an iportant part of history.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1937-ALLCOCKS ... 3a6bd350e5

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 Post subject: Re: The Felton Crosswind
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The Sweetcorn Kid wrote:
One on Ebay, very strange looking reel but an iportant part of history.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1937-ALLCOCKS ... 3a6bd350e5

It sure is SK, they were manuafctured by Allcocks from 1935 to 1964. So this one is one of the very early models.

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 Post subject: Re: The Felton Crosswind
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Nice article here http://www.fishingmagic.com/features/articles/reference/14778-felton-family-seduction-crosswind-reels.html

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 Post subject: Re: The Felton Crosswind
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This one looks to have the body of an Ambidex....very odd........

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Scarce-vintag ... 2a17e611bf

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 Post subject: Re: The Felton Crosswind
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There are several versions of the Crosswind, I guess those were made by Youngs, then?

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 Post subject: Re: The Felton Crosswind
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:16 pm 
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There are several versions of the Crosswind, I guess those were made by Youngs, then?


Youngs made most, if not all of the later Allcocks reels. The post-war FC is clearly built around an Ambidex body.


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