My best Ambidex

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My best Ambidex

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I have several of these fine reels, this one is my best condition one. It is frequently used and I have had some very good fish on it.

When I bought the reel it was a little clunky but a service and some statically placed lubricant (plus a little less well placed oil that managed to get on one of Sue's bestest tea towels :oops: ) and the reel was wonderful and smooth.

John :)

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I have one like that but not as shiny!
Thats a nice looking reel and well looked after!

I have a few Ambidex reels now, I like them.
I picked one up ( same as your one) second hand a few weeks ago..
The reel was running a little stiff and sticky so I stripped it down for a spring clean...
On close examination (with a magnifying glass) I noticed a hair line crack in the body casting, feel a bit un eady using it now.
I think Ambidex reels do look good on split cane rods. Just my opinion.

Yes, nice reel.

Mr B
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Mr B wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:50 pm I have one like that but not as shiny!
Thats a nice looking reel and well looked after!

I have a few Ambidex reels now, I like them.
I picked one up ( same as your one) second hand a few weeks ago..
The reel was running a little stiff and sticky so I stripped it down for a spring clean...
On close examination (with a magnifying glass) I noticed a hair line crack in the body casting, feel a bit un eady using it now.
I think Ambidex reels do look good on split cane rods. Just my opinion.

Yes, nice reel.

Mr B
Hi Mr B,

Thank you, I was amazed how good it was when it arrived.

I have an Ambidex body (plus the other bits) you can have for free if you would like it. I reckon you could make a great reel with it and your cracked one.
If you would like it PM me your address.

John :)
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Re: My best Ambidex

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Caneforme wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:41 pm
Mr B wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:50 pm I have one like that but not as shiny!
Thats a nice looking reel and well looked after!

I have a few Ambidex reels now, I like them.
I picked one up ( same as your one) second hand a few weeks ago..
The reel was running a little stiff and sticky so I stripped it down for a spring clean...
On close examination (with a magnifying glass) I noticed a hair line crack in the body casting, feel a bit un eady using it now.
I think Ambidex reels do look good on split cane rods. Just my opinion.

Yes, nice reel.

Mr B
Hi Mr B,

Thank you, I was amazed how good it was when it arrived.

I have an Ambidex body (plus the other bits) you can have for free if you would like it. I reckon you could make a great reel with it and your cracked one.
If you would like it PM me your address.

John :)
That will be great if its the same one... it looks it but I know there are differences and can sometimes look the same but made a different year... I am no expert... but if it looks the same it could worth it..
My reels bellow..
What do you think???
I will cover the cost of post and packing if it is the same model... Thanks John.
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Mr B wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:45 pm
Caneforme wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:41 pm
Mr B wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:50 pm I have one like that but not as shiny!
Thats a nice looking reel and well looked after!

I have a few Ambidex reels now, I like them.
I picked one up ( same as your one) second hand a few weeks ago..
The reel was running a little stiff and sticky so I stripped it down for a spring clean...
On close examination (with a magnifying glass) I noticed a hair line crack in the body casting, feel a bit un eady using it now.
I think Ambidex reels do look good on split cane rods. Just my opinion.

Yes, nice reel.

Mr B
Hi Mr B,

Thank you, I was amazed how good it was when it arrived.

I have an Ambidex body (plus the other bits) you can have for free if you would like it. I reckon you could make a great reel with it and your cracked one.
If you would like it PM me your address.

John :)
That will be great if its the same one... it looks it but I know there are differences and can sometimes look the same but made a different year... I am no expert... but if it looks the same it could worth it..
My reels bellow..
What do you think???
I will cover the cost of post and packing if it is the same model... Thanks John.
I will check it all out later on, measure the spool etc :)

John :)
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Here is the reel, it comes with two spools.

I have taken photo's next to a tape measure so you can compare it to yours.

John :)

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Ok my friend I will check em out and get back to you...
Thank you.
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Same reel pm sent.
Thanks John.
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Mr B wrote: Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:29 pm Same reel pm sent.
Thanks John.
Splendid :) :) :)

Pm not arrived yet.

I will get it boxed up and posted to you.

John :)
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Should have it now......
Thanks mate....👍👍👍
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