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    Default Centrepin Heaven!

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    There have been very many who have tempted by the splender of Chris Lythes reels, and gone ahead and ordered one.
    Not me I might add, but having seen them I can confirm, they are indeed fine pieces of equipment.
    I'm also too impatient for the necessarily long wait, not only that I value my life too much!!!
    I do have some of his floats though.

    Sean, if Chavender comes along,I'm sure he will have the answer to your Swallow question

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    The best reels on sale today. Get one ordered Sean!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Whitehead View Post
    The best reels on sale today. Get one ordered Sean!
    They are indeed excellent reels, but don't overlook either the Bisterne Aerials or the Centenary Coxon by Paul Witcher. Sadly I don't think he is making any more, but you can still pick one up (on rare ocassions) if available at auction.

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    Lucky you! Did you win on your tickets or the ones I left you?

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    I like the picture of Chris next to his lathe. Of all the machine tools I learned to use over the years, the simple toolmakers lathe was my favourite.

    I once made a workable single shot pistol on the lathe in my works fitting shop!

    When I was an apprentice I got into trouble with the foreman for attempting to fire it using black powder and a ball bearing.

    But I digress, Chris Lythe's reels are true works of art.

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    I won it on my tickets of course! Your tickets did't win anything

    I'm sorely tempted to place an order for one - I just need to choose which one!
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    its allways good too see a artist at work ,chis's reels go beyond meare metal contraptions ,like all artist ,he puts a little of himself into his works and breathes life into them .




    for the spring ,garry mills would be first point of call ,but you know what these reel makers are like ( a little eccentric ) so best e-mail & call ,if he dont have one he might make one
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    Theres something very attractive about a centrepin, they aren't really practical except when fishing reasonably close, they are difficult to cast a float with but still they excite us anglers. I have two centrepins and they rarely see the light of day, shame really because I do enjoy running a stick through with one.

    Just out of interest what are we looking at as regards price £300? or more?

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    And the rest Graham.

    I think more likely £500. The materials used are of the most expensive and best available. One thing you can say is that the value of such a reel will not drop, and in fact could rise considerably over the next 10 years. Consider the purchase of such reels as an investment.

    I would also like Chris to consider the manufacture of the ultimate fly reel.

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