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    Default Charlton reel info request

    I ran accross a Charlton 8400 series .8 reel, are there any specs you could share with me. It appears to have a large arbor.
    Steelhead gear = $6287, no of adults caught = 3, amortized cost = $2,095.67, beaching that 30" fish and letting it go = priceless

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    Hi Digger

    You might post this on Dan Blanton's message board too.

    There should be some people there with the answers.

    I will see if I can get some too.

    I guess they were bought by 3M/Scientific Angler then discontinued.

    They are well made reels but a little heavy.

    If you can get one for $200-$300 it might be a good deal.

    PS: Right now Nautilus reels are the most popular big game reel for the money and the spools come out easily.
    Bill Kiene

    Semi-retired in Davis, CA

    530/753-5267

    billkiene@kiene.com

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    Those have bit of a cult following. I was trying to pick one up but after looking for one gave up because the cost was basically full price for one that was used in good condition. I am not familiar with the .8 series the big game ones are 8600 series the 8450 series has interchangable spools that go from 5/6, 7/8 for the same frame. Those spools alone are going for a couple hundred bucks.

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    thanks, appreciate the info
    I did notice it was on the heavy side, but excellent craftsmanship.
    it appears to have some type of a mechanical/pawl drag too.
    Steelhead gear = $6287, no of adults caught = 3, amortized cost = $2,095.67, beaching that 30" fish and letting it go = priceless

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    Default Charlton Reels....

    Checked in on "Just Reels" website and found two Charlton's, both in the 8500 series. Both are selling for $2,495.00. Not sure whether either of these reels compare with the 8400 series, tho.
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