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#1 bullhead

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Posted 23 December 2019 - 01:46 PM

Geetings all, On a whim, I picked up two of these for three bucks each at a local pawn shop. Number 1140 model C. Can anyone tell me how they function? In particular the side knurled knob on one side of the reel?

 

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#2 flytire

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Posted 23 December 2019 - 03:00 PM

the google machine found this video

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=qjccCks5SXg

 

go to the following website and click on the links with the arrows

 

https://www.reelsche...tics/#gsc.tab=0

 

south-bend.jpg

 

the links are schematics of automatic fly reels. it will give you the name of the knurled part


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#3 mikechell

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Posted 23 December 2019 - 04:37 PM

I love my automatic reels.  I use them on several of my rods.

 

The knob on the side winds up or releases the spring tension.  Pulling line out winds up the spring, and it's unwinding is what pulls the line back onto the reel.  If you're putting new line on, twisting the knob winds up the spring to pull line on.  Once the line is on, it is used to release tension (if you get too much line out) or to put tension on, if you need more.


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#4 bullhead

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Posted 23 December 2019 - 05:11 PM

Thanks to both of you! As I wade for in the reeds for panfish it is nice to have a quick retrieve of slack line to keep from tangling around debris. Now to take apart to clean and lubricate.



#5 mikechell

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Posted 23 December 2019 - 08:59 PM

Use a light grease or oil for the spring.  It will be ... sticky ... if you use too heavy grease.


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#6 utyer

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Posted 24 December 2019 - 09:22 AM

Be careful in removing the spring, it can and will come flying out of the cover.  It then takes a bit of patience to get it wound back in correctly.  Had one, and still have 2 that were my grandfathers, but I don't ever fish with them.


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Posted 24 December 2019 - 11:39 AM

I was told to always pull out a bit of line, then release the spring before pulling out enough to cast with. Something about the spring jerking the the tip off the rod if the line was sucked back all the way at high speed. I had three or four  of auto winds back when,  but mine had very small line capacity.