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Warwick Striper
« on: August 16, 2017, 05:41:27 PM »


 I was very surprised when this showed up on a tackle dealers website recently. I never thought I would ever get a chance to add this variation to my Warwick Striper reel collection. Actually when I first saw one I thought it was a one off custom paint by a previous owner not a production color. Crazy to think they were making these reels in three colors back in the late forties early fifties. Anyway it is a little worn so I won't be afraid to use it. It has seen some salt use but is in overall great shape for its age!

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Re: Warwick Striper
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2017, 07:31:17 PM »

Cool reel. Were these reels manufactured and branded with a bunch of different names?
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Re: Warwick Striper
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2017, 07:33:45 PM »



No, these were a pet project for a co. in RI whose owner liked to fly fish for stripers and whose family owned a fabrication shop. I believe they were mostly sold through mail order like Abercrombie and Fitch. Overall though not many were sold in their short run from I think it was forty six to fifty three.
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Re: Warwick Striper
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2017, 08:03:36 PM »

That reel has very familiar styling cues. (Weber, SportKing, Ocean City)
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Re: Warwick Striper
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2017, 08:20:42 PM »


Yes, but the difference is those were mostly sheet metal or stamped not made from barstock aluminum.
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Re: Warwick Striper
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2017, 09:09:42 PM »

Yeah, I could tell the one you posted was more substantial and not the typical stamped or cast offering. I have several of the reels I mentioned, cool little line holders.
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Re: Warwick Striper
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2017, 09:13:01 AM »

Damn Jeff you sure know how to find these things!

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