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Model 22 Versions And Parts Pictures
« on: January 20, 2018, 09:41:58 AM »
Here are some pictures of two versions of the Sidewinder Model 22 along with pictures of its parts. I am not sure of the significance of the silver main frame and cover version 22 compared to the black framed 22 version. Johnson marketed the Model 22 at the same time as the Model 80 and Model 44. You can see that in the Model 22 owner’s manual posted on the owner manual board (,498.0.html) which also contains the Model 22 parts schematic. Compared to the model 80 and even the model 44 for example, this reel is very simplistic. It has no gearing and acts to me more like a fly fishing reel rather than a spin casting reel. It makes me wonder if this was Johnson’s first attempt and move towards making and marketing actual fly fishing reels which we know they eventually did.