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You are likely thinking of of the Hardy's Zane Grey reels made in the late 1980s. They weren't antique-- on the contrary they were using some rather nice technological developments. They were made entirely of stainless steel, with the exception of the drag plate which in early versions was of cast iron, and later changed to stainless steel. They were made in 50, 80 and 130 size, but not sure of the 130 being so gigantic.

Gorgeous reels though, and very expensive. Around ten-twelve G's each at the time. If you were on a boat that had a full rack, I'd hazard a guess that you were in Hawaii, and the captain was named Bart Miller.

Alutecnos had nothing to do with it, and although Zane Grey shopped around, one of his prime suppliers of reels was Arthur Kovalovsky. Kovalovsky's reels though are so rare and so expensive as to be ruled out as likely to aquire a full set. Same goes for the early Fin-Nors.


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