Looking For A Lenz

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Looking For A Lenz

Post by 18ftTrophy » Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:52 pm

I've always wanted to find a Lenz reel. I used to fish with one when I was a kid, and loved it. It was our neighbor's reel, I only got to use it. [sad] Over my many years I have only seen one and it was in sad shape. I know they were made in Seattle, Wa. Any information is appreciated. [-o<

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Re: Looking For A Lenz

Post by The Quadfather » Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:48 am

18ftTrophy wrote:I've always wanted to find a Lenz reel. I used to fish with one when I was a kid, and loved it. It was our neighbor's reel, I only got to use it. [sad] Over my many years I have only seen one and it was in sad shape. I know they were made in Seattle, Wa. Any information is appreciated. [-o<

Go in sometime to, "Ed's Surplus and Marine" located about 1 blk. East of Hwy 99, on 196th Street. (Lynnwood)
It is an interesting place. They have a mix of new fishing gear, but a fair amount of used gear. I found a Abu Garcia level wind reel from the late '60's that was in MINT condition. Love it so much, that I sold most all my other level winds, and started exclusively collecting this one. There is a glass case with all their used/OLD reels in it. Most of them look like garbage, you will be surprised sometimes what you see. they also have some interesting old spoons. Their flies are quite cheap as well.

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Re: Looking For A Lenz

Post by 18ftTrophy » Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:59 pm

I'll take a look.

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Re: Looking For A Lenz

Post by 18ftTrophy » Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:58 pm

Nothing at Ed's, I didn't think they would. So still looking.

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Re: Looking For A Lenz

Post by Amx » Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:49 pm

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Re: Looking For A Lenz

Post by 18ftTrophy » Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:58 pm

I'm still looking. Any leads would be great.

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Re: Looking For A Lenz

Post by racfish » Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:56 pm

Try "Lincs "on Rainier Ave So. They have old and new gear. Its a great spot to see a lot of old fishing gear.The original owner was the inventor of the Okie Drifter. His son now runs the shop.

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Re: Looking For A Lenz

Post by 18ftTrophy » Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:10 pm

Thanks racfish, Linc's didn't have any Lenz reels. So I'm still looking........

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Re: Looking For A Lenz

Post by db340 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:08 pm

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/atq/4897784583.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Here's your Lenz

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Re: Looking For A Lenz

Post by 18ftTrophy » Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:15 pm

Thanks db340. You are right, But I looked at that Lenz a year ago, when he wanted $100 for it alone. It is only good as a collector piece. It is in very bad shape. The screws that hold it together are all different and the mounting bracket is broken, as is the other side where it should attach to the mount. So I am still looking!!!!!!!!

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Re: Looking For A Lenz

Post by db340 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:57 pm

Worth a shot, sooner or later one will show! DB

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Re: Looking For A Lenz

Post by 18ftTrophy » Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:48 pm

I hope so!

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Re: Looking For A Lenz

Post by 18ftTrophy » Sun May 10, 2015 9:24 am

I'm not giving up on my search! I'm still looking....

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Re: Looking For A Lenz

Post by 18ftTrophy » Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:18 pm

I'm still looking.

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Re: Looking For A Lenz

Post by kokanee1 » Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:47 am

Try Plug Ugly in LaConnor. I have found collectibles there. But have not stopped by for a couple years. I assume he is still open. At least worth a phone call.
http://www.lovelaconner.com/shopping/an ... plug-ugly/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Looking For A Lenz

Post by 18ftTrophy » Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:15 pm

Ii have talked to him a couple of times. It's been a few years since he has had one. He gave me a number of a guy in Tacoma that has several of these, but he isn't selling any of his collection. Thanks for the thought, as I'm still searching, searching.

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Re: Looking For A Lenz

Post by The Quadfather » Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:31 pm

18ftTrophy, if you are ever on Whidbey, go into a little antique store on the main street of Coopville. There is a small place that the guy carries a lot of antique fishing gear. A fair amount of reels, and far from the usual junk I find. Whenever I am on the island I go in there specificly looking for a Lenz.
As you prob already know.... Also, those "Antique Malls"--- retail spaces that have many individual vendor spaces selling old collectible junk. These places are great for old fishing tackle. Mostly u will think these places are selling, old dishes, and household junk, etc. but almost every time there is at least 2-3 vendors with old fishing gear.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/OLD-REEL-COLLECTO ... nav=SEARCH" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Looking For A Lenz

Post by 18ftTrophy » Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:57 am

Thanks for replay. I do look in Antique Malls, swap meets, garage sales, and estate sales. This has been a life quest for me, over fifty years. Are you looking for yourself? So I'm still searching, searching.

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Re: Looking For A Lenz

Post by 18ftTrophy » Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:48 pm

I thought I would being this up again, that I'm still looking for this reel, leads, any info, PLEASE

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Re: Looking For A Lenz

Post by The Quadfather » Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:20 pm

18ftTrophy wrote:I thought I would being this up again, that I'm still looking for this reel, leads, any info, PLEASE
I kid you not.... I am always looking for a Lenz reel for you. I have a circuit of antiquey type stores that I role through constantly, both in 206 land, and Eastern WA. And when I'm in new areas, and I see one if these old time "Collectables" stores, I pull off and look....... One day.... :-"

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