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by yellerdawg » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:35 pm
Does anyone use this reel ? Seems the larg arbor reels may have replaced the need for the 3 to 1 retrieve rate . i recieved 3 of them from a friend who doesnt fly fish anymore . Are the drags good enough for large chromers ?
by REG » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:25 pm
Yes, the drags should be fine. Martin 72's are used primarily as dedicated C&D reels, but I know a few people who used them with floats in smaller flows.
by Madmax » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:03 pm
The Martin 72 was my 1st Steelhead reel back in the late 60's. I have 2 right now but they have been retired and replaced by others. Actually, I still have one hung on a Fenwick 9' 10wt rod I use for Salmon. They were great in their day but had one flaw (not the drag). Upon looking, they are model 72's, not MR72's.
If you have a model with the ventilated spool and you are a C & D fisherman, and if you wound your line too tightly on the spool, it would actually expand the spool to the point it would rub on the frame, acting like an always on drag. I believe this flaw was corrected on later Model 72's.
by Long Shank » Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:29 pm
Was a popular reel back in the early 80s, chuck and duck. Handled many a steelie and salmon. Limited line capacity though with regular fly line. I still have mine plus the Martin MG10 multiplier reel which was lighter. Use that one for some bass fishing now. Large arbor reels though have left them hiding in my closet for about twenty years. They can definitely still be used though..
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