I just bought a Martin 63 reel. It may be from the 80's. According to a link I found, the key to dating it may be he plastic hub. http://fiberglassflyrodders.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1666 . It could be made by Martin or perhaps Zebco. It's interesting to look up information on these reels and companies.
I am also lookin at a red South Bend 1122 which I think is made in Japan and possibly by Shakespeare. I know some guys that have been collecting vintage glass rods and reels. I'm interested in pursuing these older reels to match my glass rods. I saw an old Berkley glass rod and from the Fiberglass Fly Rod facebook page, I've learned there are a number of good old glass rods and reels out there that can be purchased at a fair price.
I'm wondering, which vintage reels my readers own. Does anyone have a certain preference for certain brand name vintage rods? In the meantime, I've got some reels to watch on ebay.