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#1 Swampfoxforeman

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 05:17 PM

What can you tell me about the Johnson Magnetic fly reels?

#2 Charlie P. (NY)

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 07:44 PM

There were at least a #3, #5 and #7.  Mid 1940's to mis 1950's (?)

 

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#3 tjm

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 12:27 AM

Think they still made them in the '60s when they owned Phillipson Rods, as well, I've only read about them, drag is non adjustable and the same going in or out because it is a magnet. Some said the drag was a little high for trout tippets. The 3 was for DT6, iirc.

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 09:14 PM

They are really good well made reels. This reel was the favorite of the late Joe Brooks. I had one but sold it as I just could not get past the quietness of the reel. They are dead silent going in or going out.

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#5 Swampfoxforeman

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 09:30 PM

My last name is Johnson, and I have several other Johnson reels. I thought it would be nice to pick one up, but the only one I seen for sale is a mod 3 and they want $150. I have a buddy that is trying to buy my 5wt setup. So I may sale it to him and get another 5wt setup. If I do I would get a rod from steeldrifter, and not sure of reel. Johnson maybe or a Galvan T5 or a Rush.

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 05:56 PM

Well I have decided to sale my 5wt setup and get drifter to build me a 5wt rod. I have also decided to get a Galvan Rush LT $100 more for the Torque n it only saves 3oz ain’t worth it to me.

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 08:33 PM

Question what weight line for does a Johnson model 3 take?