Bantam1 wrote:We never offered a 100 model when the original 200 model was released back in '92. The 100 was introduced in 1997 (150 in '98). Since it was the first 100 model they never gave it the A designation.
Right on...this timeframe is likely correct, as I moved here to Colorado in 1997 and purchased the CT150 after I got here via BPS (they had a three month payment plan via CC!), and I had owned my CT250 for a couple of years already at that time.
The receipts should still be in the boxes (?)...the 250 is still in service with my buddy who lives up north from me (with only minor parts replaced since original), and the 150 was sold to a TT member several years ago.
I do believe that these reels used the marketing of "cold forged" along with anodized vs the standard issue CTs, correct?