Use or not use???

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Use or not use???

Post by medicpelle » Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:16 pm

Picked up a brand new in box Ito 103m, its going to be hard to put it on a rod but I love using them too much. :?

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Re: Use or not use???

Post by fffishing » Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:24 pm

I keep LIN in the box,and all time "forgot" to put it on the rod :lol:

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Re: Use or not use???

Post by Big-Bass » Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:55 pm

I have two NIB Ito 103 reels...your choice. Curious question...did your reel come with the Daiwa red/orange oil? If so, does the small plastic bag it came in come with a blank bag or one with Japanese writing/symbols of some sort on it? Thanks!

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Re: Use or not use???

Post by hungry_cow » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:25 am

You could use it, but just in situations where it won't get dinged instead of as a true workhorse. I do that with a couple reels. But you have to be ok with it ending up near mint rather than perfect.

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Re: Use or not use???

Post by medicpelle » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:14 am

Big-Bass wrote:I have two NIB Ito 103 reels...your choice. Curious question...did your reel come with the Daiwa red/orange oil? If so, does the small plastic bag it came in come with a blank bag or one with Japanese writing/symbols of some sort on it? Thanks!
Clear plastic bag with a warning label on it with the Japanese symbols/writing. Funny cause I thought us Americans only needed warning labels :lol:

You should sell me one of yours so I can add another to fish with and save one.

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Re: Use or not use???

Post by Big-Bass » Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:00 pm

Haha only if the price was right! One of mine has the red/orange oil with a clear bag (nothing on it). The other is the exact same oil with a clear plastic bag and black symbols/writing that looks like a triangular recycling symbol or something. They must have been interchangeable or just what they had in the production line. Where did you buy yours from?

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Re: Use or not use???

Post by Ham Solo » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:24 am

Use it. When the fishing gets tough, you'll still smile when you look down at that beauty. :lol:

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Re: Use or not use???

Post by OkobojiEagle » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:51 am

Treat it like it was your wife... used gently & often.


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Re: Use or not use???

Post by Mike and Pike » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:04 am

Use it. As awesome a reel as they are , enough were made, and enough new pop up that if you had to have another new, even after all these years they are still to be found.

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Re: Use or not use???

Post by papabassin » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:17 am

Ham Solo wrote:Use it. When the fishing gets tough, you'll still smile when you look down at that beauty. :lol:
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Re: Use or not use???

Post by Chicagoed » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:09 am

Now you have to post a pic! :big grin:

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