NEWELL HISTORY

junkyardEd

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"Reel man said,,
Anyone catch the error, and if you did post it up.


Didn't actually begin with the blackies
 
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poncherello

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Jan 11, 2005
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It all started with the 300-C. Nice literature tut! Am I right Mr. Downey?
 

hucklongfin

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Jul 3, 2003
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The capacity of the 440 is definitely wrong for 30 & 40#.

Nice blast from the past. I have one of their brochures from 20 or so years ago.

The brochure advertises a new reel, not the original reel. The Blackies were the first full series of reels from Newell.
 
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MATTANZA

old man of the sea, in training.
Aug 23, 2004
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MATTANZA

old man of the sea, in training.
Aug 23, 2004
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Boston Whaler 25' Outrage "MATTANZA II", 34' Radovcich "AMY ANNE" {when it needs to be fixed}

sulla

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That's really cool stuff. Was there any date on the brouchere to let us know when it was printed?
 

here'smymule

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Nov 17, 2010
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Guess I can throw my two cents worth in!
I use to fish Jenkai. In stead of 15# they had 14# & 17# tests. I doubt that in 1978 Carl based line capacity on 14#.
 

reel man

Common sense
Dec 31, 2004
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Guess I can throw my two cents worth in!
I use to fish Jenkai. In stead of 15# they had 14# & 17# tests. I doubt that in 1978 Carl based line capacity on 14#.
Carl was given Berkley Big Game mono to base the reel capacities.

The Blackies came out in 1979, and the brochures came out at that time.
 

jiggyn

Do you even fish?
Jan 26, 2008
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Suck it
I still fish my 300C reels
The 300C "99" size was my fave for schoolie tuna
 

hucklongfin

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The brochure I have from '95 states that capacities are based on Berkley Tournament line which is why they don't hold the rated amount in normal mono.
 

hagridfish

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Oct 21, 2008
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I remember Newell just selling Penn upgrade kits at the N.Y. boat show when I was a teenager. They didn't have any reels in the booth there.
 

here'smymule

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300c in 501, 99, 500, and 500W. Great reel. Have to brand new ones w/ 5 to 1 gears, beefed up drags and three hole handles(red & green).