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I just got this little beauty in the mail from the UK. 4 inch J W Young Trudex, a favourite blackfish reel. £50 plus post. I was the only bidder. It spins like a dream, no wobble and near mint paintwork.

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Inside reveals the date of manufacture.  Feb 1963, a few years older than me, but in much better condition. 

My question....? Its currently set up for a lefty, I know you can change the line guard to suit a right hander,or take it off altogether, but do need to change the ratchet, it seems stronger one way than the other?

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I'd ditch the line guard altogether personally. A beautiful reel in beautiful condition.

Just a couple of weeks ago I picked up Grice and Young Golden Eagle in excellent condition, still in the original box. 

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15 hours ago, Blackfish said:

Thanks mate, it's a ripper. Thanks for the link.

 

14 hours ago, Green Hornet said:

I'd ditch the line guard altogether personally. A beautiful reel in beautiful condition.

Just a couple of weeks ago I picked up Grice and Young Golden Eagle in excellent condition, still in the original box. 

Nice work on the Golden Eagle. It's amazing what is on offer out there, you just need to look around.  In my case I'm thinking the UK market isn't doing so well and there are true bargains to be had. 

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Nice reel, I bought a crappy one a few years back with no lineguard, I cut off and filed the lugs and resprayed it, lovely reel to use.

Matt

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2 minutes ago, mrsswordfisherman said:

Hope you put a link to fishraider in there too Matt ;)

Not in a fairly obscure UK based forum, no.

Matt

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