56333. T H. BATE & CO. 2-15/16". BALL HANDLE NICKEL/BRASS
MULTIPLYING NEW YORK REEL. Incredibly SCARCE, 2-15/16" diameter, 1-5/8" width
spool, size #1 marked, "T.H.BATE & CO, N.Y." multiplying, ball handle reel. Handmade
circa 1865 of all brass, Nickel plated and still working perfectly. This Civl War era
reel shows a teeny bit of brassing on the underside of the reel foot only and retains
98% plus of its original finish. Walnut handle knob. T.H. Bate & Co. became William
Mills in 1875. E. $265.00 SOLD
56505. BILLY PATE. 3-3/4". DIRECT DRIVE TARPON FLY REEL. S/N
Gold/Black Finish. Gold Frame with Black non-vented Spool.
LEFT HAND Wind
only. Adjustable internal disk drag. AND Rim Control Spool. Weighs 12 oz.
DIRECT DRIVE retrieve. Most recent model with Adjustable drag PLUS Rim
Control feature. Lightly used, with some minor surface scuffs and scratches
from earlier battles. Accepts a WF10 and 350 yards up to a WF12 and 300
yards of 30# backing. Holding over 25 world records Pate reels are as fine a
reel for Permit and big Tarpon as you can own. This one was just lubed and
serviced with new drag cork and is ready for anything you can come up with.
56517. BOGDAN – STANLEY. 3-3/4". MODEL AF-200-M.
Right Hand Wind Bogdan Salmon 2 to 1 Multiplier was sold by Abercrombie &
Fitch in 1967. Marked AF-200-M on the reel foot. Serial #67-67. 1-1/8" spool
width offers ample capacity for up to a #10 line and over 200 yards backing.
The perfect sized Salmon reel for today's fishing. Finished in a light gold
color with black counter-balanced S-handle and foot. This reel shows some
slight anodizing wear on the reel foot corners and on one rim with no other
dings or scratches . The reel is 100% mechanically and is a totally fishable
and functional, highest quality Bogdan reel. Near Mint cosmetically and
perfect mechanically, just cleaned and oiled and the 7 position drag is
strong and working perfectly. In a soft leather drawstring pouch.
56513. CHARLTON - JACK. 3.5". ORIGINAL MODEL 8450C
CONVERTIBLE FLY REEL. Serial # 8450-9659. MADE in '96 BY JACK CHARLTON.
Innovative convertible reel provides you with a lot of alternatives from one
exeptionally well made reel. You can use three separate spools on the same
frame, all different in arbor diameter to cover 3/4, 5.6 and 7/8 line sizes
and backing. Secure the two smaller spools (available from Charlton Reels)
and you'll have everything covered with one reel. Reel comes with this
largest spool, just perfect for bass, heavy trout and light salmon, and
Bonefish and filled with a brand new LEE WULFF Triangle Taper 8 line and 150
yards. Excellent machine work, exquisite Black, hard-coat type III finish,
an outstanding drag with full-off to full-on in a single turn of the
control, fully ported Black frame and vented spool. Unused in the original
reel case, in the original labeled box. One of the hardest to find sizes
here. (The reel is RIGHT-HAND WIND ONLY, but may be reversible...Contact
CHARLTON REELS now at www.charltonreels.com for information and spools).
CATINO BONEFISH REEL. 3-1/2". A 3 1/2" diameter,
wide spool reel built by Cap't. Frank Catino of Satellite Beach, Florida in the
1980's. This right hand wind Bonefish reel has a black anodized finish, with
perforated spool face and rear drag adjustment. In very good to excellent used
condition. Mechanically perfect and ready to fish. In the original Neopreve reel case.
56507. J.J.S. WALKER-BAMPTON & CO, - BY DINGLEY.
3-3/4". TOP QUALITY SALMON / STEELHEAD REEL.
Very similar to the Hardy St. John which it copies.
Made in England by W.H.Dingley, a former Hardy reel-maker, between 1911 &
1940. Sold by Walker-Bampton & Co. of ALNWICK under that label and so
stamped. Machined from cast alloy, these handmade reels feature a two screw
latch cover, single spring and pawl arrangement that favors right hand wind
only, extra strong drag tension in a wide drag range using the rim-mounted
drag knob, a black hard rubber handle knob and a smooth brass foot that fits
modern reel seats. The lead oxide finish has turned a nice patina with over
90% remaining on the reel. The frame, spool and foot all carry a '1' stamped
in them and the spool also carries 'ALN' stamped inside, a Dingley earmark.
Vented front plate on a solid spool. Works great for a 7/8 line and 200 yds.
Outstanding vintage salmon / steelhead reel suited to modern day use. Very
scarce reel. E. $395.00.
56456. EXTRA SPOOL - HARDY ST. AIDAN. 3.43".
LIGHTWEIGHT MODEL. Fits modern St Aiden Reels. Spool Only. Very hard to find.
Spool Diameter is 3.43 inches. Please measure your reel spool before you order.
E. $60.00. SOLD
56338. ENGLISH UNMARKED REEL. 2". TURNED
SOLID BRASS. OVER 100 year old, English made fly reel of solid brass with
straight-crank, half- handle and shaped IVORY knob. Non-Click reel works strongly and
could be used with either hand. Nice patina. This reel has a modern sized brass foot
that will fit today's rods. Would also look great in a shadowbox or on a desk top.
Excellent cosmetically. E $95.00
JOHN EMERY TARPON/BILLFISH FLY REEL.
Before his death in 1986, Capt. John Emery, one of south Florida's finest Tarpon
guides, designed and began production of a limited edition of ultra high quality Salt
Water reels in two sizes to a design based on his years of fishing experience. Now
considered one of the finer SW designs ever produced, these scarce reels have
developed an almost cult-like following. They are a joy to use and are very
collectible. Rim Control, Direct Drive, Vented & Counter-balanced Spool, Right Hand
Wind Only, Large swept area cork drag, 1-1/8" wide spool takes over 300 yds + WF13 in
this largest of the two sizes. Black finish. Individually serial numbered at No.519.
This reel is in virtually new, never fished condition in the original blue heavy
canvas cloth drawstring reel bag. Incredible reel to fish and collect. M. $550.00.
3-1/2". MODEL #4 ANTI_REVERSE FLY REEL.
Post Wedding Cake,
Second Generation, Anti-Reverse Fly Reel. Stamped "Since 1933" on the
conical back. Left Hand Wind ONLY and loaded with backing and a #13 Slime
Line. Dual knob handle. Adjustable cork disk drag. Takes 450 yds 30#
backing and up to a WF14 line. Perfect heavy salt water reel. This is
regarded as one of the best Fin-Nor models ever produced, and is the one
avidly sought after as an every day fishing reel by knowledgeable Fin-Nor
fans. Shows light use with minimal surface scratches and 100% mechanical
condition. In original Neoprene reel case, original red box and factory
paperwork. Strong collectible that is a terrific everyday fishing reel.
56337. HENDRYX ?? UNMARKED. 1-3/8". STAMPED BRASS
PILLAR FLY REEL. Shiny, stamped Brass 1-3/8" raised
pillar, half-handle fly reel. As small as it gets and the smallest of these reels I've
ever seen. Working fine. Black Wooden handle knob. Very Cute desk ornament.
HARDY. 3-1/2" LIGHTWEIGHT PRINCESS.
Made in England in the 1990's. Single screw Nickel Silver
Guide. Reversible wind. Adjustable drag. Reel shows normal finish edge wear
on rims from routine use, but it is in mechanically excellent condition
throughout and working perfectly. Takes up to a #6 line and 75 yards
backing. Comes in the original Hardy vinyl case. VG.
56516. HARDY. 3-3/4". ST. GEORGE SALMON FLY REEL.
the 1980's, Two screw model. The largest of St. George reels for steelhead
and salmon use. Takes up to a WF9 and over 200 yards backing. RH Wind only.
White Agate line guide with no cracks. Adjustable Drag. This reel is only
barely used in the original Blue/Tan Hardy soft case and factory box.
56452. HARDY. 3-7/8". ST. JOHN SALMON FLY REEL.
Beautifully made, 2-screw model from the 1960's with
MK2 spares. Adjustable drag. Reversible. Stepped Brass foot. Enameled Dark Gray
finish shows routine edge wear from normal use. The reel is perfect mechanically with
a strong, effective drag. Comes with AN EXTRA SPOOL with the reel
and x-spool in separate suede reel cases. Very Collectible and still the consummate
salmon or steelhead fishing reel. Takes up to a WF9 line and 175 yards.
56342. ENGLISH WOODEN NOTTINGHAM STYLE REEL. 2-1/2". ca. 1800's. Made in England. of a light shade of Mahogany. Wooden reel
with dual wooden handle knobs. Knurled Brass center nut. Handmade brass reel foot and
back strap. Very pretty with excellent wood grain. Terrific display reel. Lined with
an old Linen Bait line. E. $95.00
56511. MARRYAT. 3-1/8". MR 8.5 A FLY REEL. Serial # 006548.
Gold Finish. Machined Aluminum. Lightweight reel. Reversible. Adjustable
drag. Rim control. Counterbalanced spool. Large capacity for a WF8 or WF9
lines and 200 yards. Comes with the original Black color zippered suede
leather case. Shows very light use and is working perfectly.
ORVIS DXR ANTI-REVERSE FLY REEL. 4".
DXR TARPON A/R FLY REEL. Top
Quality, machined aluminum, disc drag, take a pounding, Anti-reverse,
biggest game fly reel with ample capacity for 12/13 line and up to 400yds
30# backing. Plenty for heavy Salt water use, including giant Tarpon. Hard
Coat, Corrosion proof finish. Reversible wind. Adjustable Disk Drag. Rim
Control. Fully Vented spool. A full featured big game reel that has a super
drag system. Comes in a Neoprene case. Shows almost no use. N/M. $175.00.
56292. PFLUEGER. 4-3/4". CAPTAIN. WIRE LINE TROLLING REEL.
CAPTAIN Made in U.S.A." Has Line Guide and Thumb Brake. Dual Black Wood
Handles. Loaded with stainless wire trolling line. Right hand wind only.
Impressive display reel. or go catch a salmon or lake trout.
PFLUEGER - BULLDOG. 2-1/2". HAWKEYE FLY REEL.
stamped original markings, (including Bulldog stamp) on the faceplate of this most
elusive and extremely rare highest quality, Pflueger vom Hofe Peerless style, Nickel
Silver and Hard Rubber trout fly reel. Made only in this 2-1/2" size but with either a
7/8" or 1-1/8" spool width. ca 1905 to 1930 -ish, this is the most practical wider of
the two models with the number "80" stamped on reel foot. This fantastic Click-Check
reel Will take a up to 3/4/5 weight fly line and ample backing. Sculptured
counterbalanced handle with Ebonite knob. Handle protected by the recess machined in
the face-plate. On-off click check drag is working perfectly. Shows less than normal
use and remains in well cared for condition. Reversible, can be wound either way.
Right now favors Left Hand use, but will reverse by wearing in to the reeling
direction most used. This reel is the Holy Grail of all the great Pflueger Fly Reels
from the pre-depression days of the last century. Great classic fly reel for everyday
use and the most sought after of all the great, early Pfluegers. In a small Able nylno
spool case, perfect protection for a reel just oozing charisma. E. $695.00.
56443. SAGE MODEL 33500D LOOP
FLY REEL. 4-3/8".
Top of the line and
made in the U.S.A. The Sage/Lamson latest Loop Reel technology. About the same size as
the Loop Reel Model 1.5, with a Rim Control drag. A new centershaft design and cam
activated click drag are sexy stuff. The black finish frame and natural aluminum
finish spool creates a handsome look. Sage 3000 Series Loops are some of the very best
ever done in this style and this reel is proof of that. Loop reels have a large
diameter spool that effectively creates a 2-1/2 to 1 pick-up ratio when compared to
conventional designs, allowing for better "hot" fish control and a smoother drag feel.
Top quality fit and finish on this machined gem. Takes up to a WF12 line and more than
200 yards backing. Virtually new, unused condition. Comes in the original Sage
zippered soft leather reel case.
56353. SEAMASTER - SPINNING REEL.
& Development of the Seamaster Spinning Reel was underway by 1947. Designed and built
by Bob McChristian (Captain Mack), the Seamaster is thought by most to be the highest
quality spinning reel ever made. The reel was available in medium and heavy duty
sizes. The heavy duty reel came with a larger cup and spool for more line capacity but
incorporated the same body size. Available with either a full bail or manual bail. The
anti-reverse lock was automatic and silent. The gear case was a hand fitted, sealed
waterproof unit.All were a luxurious Gold Anodized color. The earliest models were
manufactured with a large, oversized Red handle knob, while later models have a Black
color knob. No accurate factory records were kept on numbers produced, but it is
generally believed production was 200 to 250 reels. Undoubtedly, that is why this reel
almost never comes up for sale. This is truly the Holy Grail of Spinning
Reels. Mechanically, this early 1950's reel is 100% with signs of
relatively light use. The reel foot anodizing on the top of the foot carries the only corrosion
present as a result of reposing on a brass reel seat for decades. Still viable and
functional, despite this defect. Comes with AN ORIGINAL EXTRA SPOOL in a heat warped
plastic spool case and with the original drawstring leather bag with two seam tears.
Comes with two 8 x10 photos of Capt. Mac and his lovely wife (who built all
their fishing rods) posing with the reel and fish they'd caught.
56309. SEAMASTER. 3-7/8". TARPON ANTI-REVERSE FLY REEL.
conical back second model preceding the "Mark" series. Fantastic Tarpon,
Shark and Permit Reel. Left Hand Wind Only. Built-up frame.
Sculptured Stainless Steel cross pillars. Gold frame and handle plate
(engraved "Seamaster, Tarpon"). Black spool. This reel shows absolutely no
use. Apparently was never used. It is in 100% mechanical and cosmetic
condition and comes with the original soft black vinyl zippered reel case,
in the original box with factory paperwork. A perfect collector's reel
cosmetically, it is also an "As New", perfect fishing reel as designed, and
is ready for years and years of hard use fishing service. Line Capacity is
over 200 yards and a WF12 or 13 line.
56254. SEAMASTER. 3-7/8". TARPON ANTI-REVERSE FLY REEL.
conical back second model preceding the ".Mark". series. Fantastic Tarpon,
Shark and Permit Reel. Right Hand Wind Only. Built-up frame. Sculptured
Stainless Steel cross pillars. Gold frame and handle plate (engraved
".Seamaster, Tarpon".). Black spool. This reel shows absolutely no use.
Apparently was lined with backing and never used. It is in 100% mechanical
and cosmetic condition and comes with the original soft black vinyl zippered
reel case. A perfect collector's reel cosmetically, it is also an ".As New”
perfect fishing reel as designed, and is ready for years and years of hard
use fishing service. Line Capacity is over 200 yards and a
WF12 or 13 line. M.
56375. SEAMASTER. 4".
S-HANDLE TARPON A/R.
Right Hand Wind only. First Model. Built up frame with Stepped Stainless Steel cross
pillars. All Gold color frame and spool. Made with the adjustable drag adjustment
under the distinctive, chromed, SINGLE S-HANDLE fitted with black ebonite handle
knobs. This wheel is engraved -Seamaster, TARPON" This earliest model, 1950's reel
shows relatively light actual fishing use. with some very minor finish wear on the
rims and conical back-plate, just enough to keep it out of the Near-mint condition
category and, of course, of no consequence to the reels performance capabilities.
These original S-HANDLE Seamaster reels are legend and almost impossible to find these
days. All set to go and working perfectly. Takes up to a WF12 line and 300 yards
backing. Considered by many to be one of the finest big fish fly reels ever made. Fish
with the original reel that became the legend or collect, you decide. Either way, a
terrific investment reel. In a soft Crown Royal cloth bag.
SEAMASTER. 3-1/4". MARK II DUAL MODE
Reel. Right Hand Wind.Only Absolutely brand new,
flawless, in original black vinyl zippered reel case. Works as both a direct drive
reel on the retrieve and a free spool anti-reverse reel when the fish is taking line,
thus providing the best features of both styles of reel. The perfect bonefish or
salmon reel. Takes up to 300 yards and a WF9 line. Gold frame, black spool plate, dual
knob counter-balanced S-shaped handle, with drag adjustment disc under the handle.
This is the hottest, most avidly sought-after, most difficult to acquire reel in
decades. Maybe the best ever made with patented dual mode feature. Original owner's
name inscribed on drag wheel, part easily replaced at Seamaster on this cureent
model/. Brand new, never used. Save yourself a long wait. M. $1250.00.
56334. SEAMASTER. MARLIN MARK IV DUAL MODE FLY REEL.
build and ULTRA SCARCE SIZE Dual Mode Fly Reel. When the handle is turned forward
during the fight, the reel goes into Direct Drive mode allowing excellent fish
control. Release of the handle automatically switches the reel into Anti-reverse mode
and avoids the busted knuckle syndrome. This reel allows the best of both reels and
really helps to control big., wild fish. Right Hand Wind Only. Machined Frame. SEA
BLUE color unique to this model reel from Seamaster This reel has been barely used and
shows a minor finish scuff or two to leave it in the 98-99% ,Near Mint condition
category. The original owner's name is engraved in the drag wheel. Comes in the
original Vinyl, leather-like drawstring bag wrapped in the original tissue. Takes 500
yds and a #12 line. Considered one of the world's finest Salt Water Reels. We concur.
Ready to fish. N/M $1450.00
56476. SHAKESPEARE TOURNAMENT MODEL 1740
SPOOL BAIT CAST. Tournament Free Spool. Nickel Silver model FE. Hand built in
1951. Perhaps one of the finest commercial Tournament Action bait casting reels ever
made. This very scarce model is perfect with light action 1/4 to 3/8 oz bamboo casting
rods and for thread-line casting for distance. Jeweled bearing caps, backlash
adjustable, on-off click, free spool activated by moving handle outward. Lightweight
Aluminum spool with wood arbor, dual knob counterbalanced aluminum handle. Still one
of the best reels you can use, works great for both fishing and tournament casting. In
superb original condition and the handle will spin freely for a week :-).