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Dear Robert, i have bought a "strange" fishing reel. Made by great lakes products. You may have done your research previously from an earlier inquiry. If  you have any further knowledge about the "whirl-away" please advise. Thank you in advance, joe

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Joe,

Yes, its a rod and reel combination called the Whirl-a-way by Great Lakes Products. They were made in the mid 1950s. The early model had a handle that slid to the bottom/back of the ball when casting. The later version had a fixed handle on side.

Typically they sell for $20 to $50 depending on condition. Mint in the box over $100....

Bob

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I can answer questions about collecting antique fishing lures, reels, and other items. www.folkartfishingtackle.com

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I have been collecting for 30 years.

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