Quote Originally Posted by Bill Burk View Post
Good advice, thanks David.

What amuses me is that all my reels are, shall I say, independently sourced. Yet every single one has a spring wire. Just a West Coast thing maybe? Or maybe the Hewes and non-clipped never make it to swap meets and garage sales
Often these are marked Taiwan or China, or, if unmarked, probably Taiwan or China. Some work, most are PITA.