Jump to content

Cardinal 4


Recommended Posts

2 hours ago, Yellow Fever said:

I only have a couple of the 3 and will be keeping them.

They were "THE" steelheader's reel when I first started fishing for steelhead.  In the era before centre pin reels and float rods.............

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

19 minutes ago, akaShag said:

They were "THE" steelheader's reel when I first started fishing for steelhead.  In the era before centre pin reels and float rods.............

Yep , them and Daiwa SS Tournaments back in the days, even the Shakespeare 1810 closed face had a following.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 hours ago, akaShag said:

They were "THE" steelheader's reel when I first started fishing for steelhead.  In the era before centre pin reels and float rods.............

When I started to get into the steelhead, it was the black Cardinal 3 that was the new must have. Guess I am not as old as you my friend. :dunno:

 

I had one old green 3. I bought it at a garage sale for $1. It was in a box of junk . I sold it months later for $350. Good luck getting that now.

Edited by misfish
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, misfish said:

I use mine  casting for salmon and steelhead.

I had two of the Daiwa SS "Whisker" Tournament reels, both from Watson's Tackle House in Owen Sound.  The first one came in a box with only Japanese written on it, no English, and it was closing in on $200, that was a LOT of money for a fishing reel at the time!  Both mine completely wore out, but they were very high mileage reels...........

 

So back to the OP and his stash of Cardinal 4's!!!!!!!

Doug

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 8/13/2020 at 9:24 AM, dave524 said:

Yep , them and Daiwa SS Tournaments back in the days, even the Shakespeare 1810 closed face had a following.

1300’s are still the sh$&&$t.  My hardware rods still wear them.  I still have an SS700 on a pickerel jigging stick.  They are as good today as they where then.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 8/14/2020 at 7:06 AM, Yellow Fever said:

I have a bunch of the 1810 reels to, they worked great on my noodle rod.

I tried them, couldn’t get used to it.  There was a dude that used to fish below the lamprey weir on Coburgh brook long before they made it a sanctuary.  I saw him using them a few times while fishing there and had to give it a try.  It was unique!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 8/14/2020 at 7:06 AM, Yellow Fever said:

I have a bunch of the 1810 reels to, they worked great on my noodle rod.

First I saw them used for steelheading was an article by Dick Swann  " the father of noodle rods "  probably late 70's. I got one of the reissue ones with the black graphite body in the 80's, ran it at night on the float rod with glow stick floats after  a big mess in the dark with the centrepin. Also ran it a few times in the Whirlpool with slip floats, it was OK but never really liked the drag on it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

40 minutes ago, dave524 said:

First I saw them used for steelheading was an article by Dick Swann  " the father of noodle rods "  probably late 70's. I got one of the reissue ones with the black graphite body in the 80's, ran it at night on the float rod with glow stick floats after  a big mess in the dark with the centrepin. Also ran it a few times in the Whirlpool with slip floats, it was OK but never really liked the drag on it.

Dick Swann, there was a lovely man.  He was at the Toronto Sportsmen's Show at least once, and I think more than that, and he was happy to talk fishing with ANYBODY who dropped by, and to show off his noodle rods.  I fished with John Slade (whom I knew) and Dick one year on the Saugeen for a day, what an educational experience that was!  But he was not using a closed-face reel at the time, and if I had to guess it was probably a Zebco Cardinal 3...............

Kind of like the Cardinal 4s the OP has for sale!


Doug

Link to comment
Share on other sites

49 minutes ago, akaShag said:

Dick Swann, there was a lovely man.  He was at the Toronto Sportsmen's Show at least once, and I think more than that, and he was happy to talk fishing with ANYBODY who dropped by, and to show off his noodle rods.  I fished with John Slade (whom I knew) and Dick one year on the Saugeen for a day, what an educational experience that was!  But he was not using a closed-face reel at the time, and if I had to guess it was probably a Zebco Cardinal 3...............

Kind of like the Cardinal 4s the OP has for sale!


Doug

Knew John pretty well , he did live just around the corner from me,  liked his steelhead articles when he wrote for Chronzy's rag . Think it was '89 he won the Star Salmon Derby and I had to drive past that 20 foot Wilker and Dodge pickup grand prize everyday going to work.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 hours ago, dave524 said:

Knew John pretty well , he did live just around the corner from me,  liked his steelhead articles when he wrote for Chronzy's rag . Think it was '89 he won the Star Salmon Derby and I had to drive past that 20 foot Wilker and Dodge pickup grand prize everyday going to work.

I'm pretty sure John won the Salmon Hunt in 1985....

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...