old baitcaster

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by boogie, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. boogie

    boogie New Member

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    anyone ever heard of a "montague 500" bait caster ...made in u.s.a ? was wondering if they were any good,friend at work gave me a old one with the lever release on the side and it has bait alarm ,no levelwind,had what looked like window sash cord for line .....lol .....the pole it was on had wooden handle grips and was short...thought i might clean it up and mount it on a decent rod and give er a try ....its in great shape ,other than a lil green junk collected on it ...thanks
     
  2. Fordman

    Fordman New Member

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    MONTAGUE ROD & REEL CO., PHILA, PA., U.S.A. They were made in the same era as Ocean City, etc.
     

  3. Gator

    Gator New Member

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    If it was me I would clean them up and hang both the rod and the reel on the wall. They were great durring there day and would still work good but I like to collect old rods and reels as well.
     
  4. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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    i have a friend that owns a montague fly rod its an octagon shaped
    5 piece i think looks like bamboo or cane pole you oughta check the prices out on ebay for some of those rods .
    i only mentioned this because of the name you brought up , i thought his
    was just like a model name but now i can tell him its actually a tackle company
    name .
    i guess the other print has been scratched or worn off cause all his says is
    montague.
    i'd like to have a couple older pieces to put up in our den on the wall .
    i have a partial fly rod hex or oct shapd but its missing a couple sections
    i found it in an old rental house in the attic and i would find a piece here
    and there scattered up there and came out with the buttend and 3 other sections.i had an old flyreel from earlier that would look good on it.
     
  5. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    post some pics if you can brother, would like to see them.
     
  6. boogie

    boogie New Member

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    here are a few pics of the rascal......
     

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  7. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    neat wall hanger bro.