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What is the deal with Newell Reels

Old 12-13-2011, 08:30 PM
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Default What is the deal with Newell Reels

Looking to get a couple of new Newell Reels only to find they are no longer available. Have they gone out of business?
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Looking to get a couple of new Newell Reels only to find they are no longer available. Have they gone out of business?
The founder/owner of the company died. I have read that they will start production again.
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The founder/owner of the company died. I have read that they will start production again.
It would be nice, but the reality is Carl Newell never made much of a profit with his reel manufacturing, which was all done in the USA - it was a very high quality product for the money. The person who bought the company is working to source them from China - we all know how that program goes
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Originally Posted by stumprunner View Post
Looking to get a couple of new Newell Reels only to find they are no longer available. Have they gone out of business?

Why would you want one, I am curious. They are a great casting California Jigstick reel. But, old design and weak drags. We out here use them for pitching the iron ( Tady, Salas metal jigs) but there are WAY better reels around.
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I have had several over the years. I like their lightweight and durability, while having large line capacity. It is hard to find a reel with their line capacity in a small reel.
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:47 AM
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Carl Newell died a couple of years ago. The company was sold to new owners who intended to re-start production.

According to the Charkbait Tackle website, the new owners ran into problems with the Newell manufacturing equipment which needed re-tooling, and shut down for now -- it was to be a 2nd tier business line for them (a machining company). I'm sure the crappy economy has a lot to do with it.

If you need parts or basic service for your Newell, I'd contact Charkbait Tackle in Los Angeles, CA at http://www.charkbait.com and see what they recommend.

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Old 05-15-2019, 05:07 AM
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Default Newell’s website /store will be launching this coming year!

They’ll be back full force and it’s excitig! I’m a Newell rep and work closely with (new) owner and he’s working hard at getting Newell back out there - he’s a very knowledgeable fisherman extremely smart and talented in making the Newell parts and improving fixing you name it- Carl was very fond of him and when he passes the Newell family (per Carl) sought him to take over the company. Hang in there guys Newell’s not a thing of th past - there’s a big future for Newell ahead of us ! Stay true xo
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Originally Posted by LI32 View Post
It would be nice, but the reality is Carl Newell never made much of a profit with his reel manufacturing, which was all done in the USA - it was a very high quality product for the money. The person who bought the company is working to source them from China - we all know how that program goes
not true - China? This is all false - not fact
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:34 AM
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His reels were very good at casting iron. Lightweight and durable. I've got one left after selling a broken one to a collector for good coin!

The guys on bloody decks said there not the best for braid but let's see what happens. I'm sure if this is true it's a BIG DEAL
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When are you expecting them to be released? I had a Newell that I striper fished with in college and have a soft spot for them. I would love to look at the new ones when they come out.
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Originally Posted by Jmoller44 View Post
They’ll be back full force and it’s excitig! I’m a Newell rep and work closely with (new) owner and he’s working hard at getting Newell back out there - he’s a very knowledgeable fisherman extremely smart and talented in making the Newell parts and improving fixing you name it- Carl was very fond of him and when he passes the Newell family (per Carl) sought him to take over the company. Hang in there guys Newell’s not a thing of th past - there’s a big future for Newell ahead of us ! Stay true xo
umm,great! But it's been 10 years, Newell isn't a name that's desirable anymore so you'll have a lot to prove.
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Bloody Decks (California) says it's not anything they've heard about coming to fruition.
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:42 PM
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I love Newells. Such simple critters. I even liked the boxes they came in. Cool old black and white cardboard. Nothing fancy.

I became obsessed with them years ago. I have a few.

I will absolutely buy one if they come out with new ones.
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Old 05-18-2019, 04:14 AM
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Love my Newell’s, simple lightweight, throw in HT 100 drags and ur good to go.. can find them on EBay but unless NIB, plan on doing something Gear,bearings, or drags so make sure if not you, then a tackle store near you can work on them. Parts still available but will cost ya..
closest reel nowadays in my opinion to a Newell is the Diawa seagate. Lightweight, good retrieve, and smooth drag, nice handle, at a great price. $150 for whatever size u want.
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