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Antique Swiss Spinning Reel

Had found a couple of interesting old Thommen Record spinning reels from Switzerland.

Today found a Swiss made Staro spinning reel that has unusual design features. Its odd removable rotor (rotating head) uses a release lever & bayonet mount. Unscrew & remove spool, push the lever, twist the rotor & it comes right off.

The drag is at rear of rotor & adjusted by turning plastic ring that spins with rotor's mount. When drag is playing out line the spool remains stationary & the bail spins rotor backwards against the drag.

The variety of reel designs seems to be virtually endless.
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