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    No, not the computer, the reel manufacturer/importer from years gone by. Put the Compac Bonanza to use briefly this afternoon, until the rain set in. Still pulled in about 10, mostly small ones. Lots of fun to be had with this Omori produced Super Sport (a term synonymous with ultralight years ago) paired with a fiberglass rod from Wright McGill.

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    Good job, thanks for sharing
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    Good looking oldie
    :I would like to thank the builders of docks for giving me a place to fish and lose tackle

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    good pics and report
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    Neat looking reel for fun fishing


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    Compac was an early importer of spinning gear in the USA, starting in the mid-50s. The Compac line had a ton of models over the years, many with car names like Cadillac, Hornet, Interceptor, etc. This Bonanza is extremely simple, consisting of about only 22 parts/pieces!

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    Makes for a light reel.

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    What a sweet setup, FFW. I would have killed for a nice setup like that when I was a kid. That is a nice looking reel, and the rods were just fine.
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    All the reels I had as a youngster had one piece, bent wire bails like that one has. I didn’t know about anything but ten pound test cheap bulk line. The holy grail was a reel with a line roller. I was in my teens before I got one. Cool little reel. I remember disassembling and cleaning and oiling mine in the winters. Some nice fish on a basic old reel.
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    That line roller sure did make a reel better
    :I would like to thank the builders of docks for giving me a place to fish and lose tackle

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    I have of few of the entry-level/low end reels of the 50s and 60s. They all have the bent wire bails. Line twist can get bad if you don't take it out by hand. The classic old reels like your higher end Penns, Mitchells, DAM, etc are fondly remember because they were better reels than these entry level types. These are still neat old reels to play around with though, but entry level reels of today are far easier to use than these old timers. Can you even buy a reel that doesn't have a line roller these days?
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