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    Smile Olympic BM3 closed face reel

    Years ago, I had an Olympic BM3 closed face reel. The thing was about the size and weight of a London bus but I loved it. Anyone remember them and does anyone have a pic of one? Love to see it again (reel was stolen in 1991 - gutted!!).


    Thanks so much.

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    Default Re: Olympic BM3 closed face reel



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    Thumbs up Re: Olympic BM3 closed face reel

    Mine was actually a maroon red colour, I seem to remember but thank you very much. Brings back a lot of memories. Caught a lot of fish with it.

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    Where those reels with a button on the back not bait casting reels designed to be used with the reel on top of the rod like a multiplier, I used to use an old IIRC Shakespeare one.

    Paul

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    Thumbs up Re: Olympic BM3 closed face reel

    That sounds pretty close to the mark, yes.


    Thanks a million,



    Phil.

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    Default Re: Olympic BM3 closed face reel

    I used to own an Olympic "one touch" reel, one touch and it fell apart

    Actually it lasted me a whole season until the lever broke but it was a good reel as I remember and cost me the princely sum of £7

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    Talking Re: Olympic BM3 closed face reel

    Have to admit it wasn't the Aston Martin of reels but thinking about it brings back a lot of happy memories.

    As a better man than me once said - it seemed a good idea at the time.

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    Default Re: Olympic BM3 closed face reel

    Quote Originally Posted by dorsetandchub View Post
    Have to admit it wasn't the Aston Martin of reels but thinking about it brings back a lot of happy memories.

    As a better man than me once said - it seemed a good idea at the time.
    They were cheaper than the Abu as I recall, but I definitely became a convert of CF reels thereafter and eventually bought the Harrier 120M which I still use for all my river and stillwater fishing.

    PS. I dont like the backwind... always preferring to go forwards!

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    Thumbs up Re: Olympic BM3 closed face reel

    Me too - moved onto the 120, 123 and the 125 and eventually the DAM CFM coffee grinder. Still love that reel.

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    Default Re: Olympic BM3 closed face reel

    This was the c/f kiddy when I was in my teens [1970's]...the Crack 400. Never had one though.Still looks quite stylish to me.


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