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Waterman87520
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Small auto

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I am looking for a very small automatic fly reel for a super sort rod looking for auto to manage slack in the brush what makes and models should I look for

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I've never seen an automatic reel that struck me as small. Seems like they were all made for rods 9' and up, but I couldn't quote specs to support that.
A better place to ask would be Reel Talk, the discussion board for the Old Reel Collectors Association. Good chance you'll find a collector or two who have more than a passing familiarity with them, and they're always generous with their info.

Good luck.

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++1

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Might as well have the best!

https://francovivarelli.com/

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Short Tip wrote:
09/13/21 18:21
Might as well have the best!

https://francovivarelli.com/
Those are of course not true autos, but lever assisted manuals (also known as semi-automatic reels). If this is an option, I would also look at the Swiss Peux Fulgor range...

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Look at the older Martin autos. They made narrow spool versions for lighter lines. Also mostly in aluminum so weight is reduced. If you want old school the smallest Yawman Erbe autos are tiny diameter with wide spool.

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Most functional old autos can be had for not a lot of money. I see them regularly at swap meets etc. Picking up a small aluminum one and then judicially milling/drilling/filing could render out a very lightweight inexpensive functional solution to your search.

Carl

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