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NEW REELS.  We regularly stock selected sizes, colors and models of new reels from some of the world’s finest reel makers. These include Hardy, Tibor, Pate,  Peerless,  Abel, Godfrey and a few others. We try to keep some stock of the most popular of the models from this list of builders.

We often list some of our inventory of NEW REELS individually in this reel list along with the classic and used reels we offer. They are ALWAYS marked as in NEW condition. Reels so marked carry full factory warrantees and come with all factory packaging. ONLY NEW REELS CARRY A 3-DAY RETURN PRIVILEGE! (A COMPLETE LISTING OF SPECIFICATIONS AND PHOTOS FOR ALL OF THE NEW REELS WE OFFER, CAN BE SEEN BY CLICKING HERE:  (New Reels).  Please do not confuse these NEW reels with Mint Condition (M) previously owned, (but brand new condition) USED REELS that are sold ONLY as in Mint Condition, and carry no implied or actual warrantee of any sort, except our guarantee to be in the condition described.

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Also please bear in mind that we ALWAYS love to take quality and collectible fly reels in trade for all new or contemporary reels. Don’t be bashful about letting us know what you might have to trade.

REEL CONDITION CODE:

P-Poor. Structurally sound. Needs major refinish.

F-Fair. Needs only minor work to fish.

G-Good. Shows use and routine care. Needs no work to fish.

VG-Very Good. Average condition. Shows light to normal use and is ready to take fishing.

E-Excellent. Above average condition with light use only.

N/M-Near Mint. Close to new. Barely used.

M-Mint. AS NEW. Never Used.

M/R-Mint Restored. Professionally refinished to new condition.

N-New. New merchandise. Never used, first time sold.

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         56365. A & F MONOGRAM ULTRA_LITE SPIN REEL. MODEL 150 THREE. Made by Langley for Abercrombie and Fitch in the late 1950's, this is on of the earliest of the American made UL spin reels. Used condition, but still serviceable. Comes with an extra spool in a soft suede spin reel zippered case. VG. $55.00 

 

56409. ABEL - BIG GAME. 3.88". MODEL 3N FLY REEL. S/N 1816.     Outstanding Mid-Weight Reel for 7/8/9/10 lines and 250/225/190/150 yards backing. RIGHT HAND WIND ONLY. Adjustable drag. Rim control. Black Coral Finish. Regarded by many as one of the best bonefish, salt water, salmon and steelhead reels going. Just serviced and cleaned and in perfecy mechanical condition. Complete with the original nylon case.    N/M.      $285.00.









     56445.    ABEL.     3.85".    SUPER 8 FLY REEL - LARGE ARBOR.     Large Arbor Fly Reel. User Convertible for right or left hand wind. 8.1 oz. Believed to be the most popular, most used bonefish reel in history. The definitive salt water, salmon and steelhead reel. Perfect for salmon, bass, steelhead, permit, redfish, snook, stripers, blues, you name it; where-ever a fast retrieve is desired. Takes a #8/210yds to a #9/190yds 20# backing. Beautiful Black/Green custom finish in near new condition. Fully ported and fully vented, Rapid Retrieve spool. Interchanges with the Big Game #3 Spool and Frame. Features the Ebony wood handle knob. Comes in the original Abel factory case. This is really a sweet Abel reel.       N/M. $445.00.



 56230. ABU-GARCIA. DELTA 5 FLY REEL. From the 1960's comes this highly unusual reel design from Abu Garcia. The Delta 5 Fly Reel has a unique triangle shape with 2-3/4" spool diameter to take up to a WF8 line and backing. Reversible Wind Left or Right Hand. Now right hand set-up. This reel remains in near mint, unused condition and comes with the original wind reversal internal part. Adjustable disc brake drag. Aluminum/ Stainless construction. Serial #741000. Very scarce and unusual reel. Highly collectible, of course, but 8- position drag makes it a very practical and interesting reel to fish. COMES WITH AN ALMOST NEVER SEEN EXTRA SPOOL.    N/M. $165.00.

56395. GARCIA MITCHELL. MODEL 308 ULTRA-LITE SPIN REEL. Original all metal Mitchell from France with early non-serial numbered foot and earlier screw-in folding handle. Left hand crank. Full bail. Rare White Plastic Spool with Black handle knob. Reel is working perfectly. Still a great, very usable reel. Brand New in the Original Box.      M. $125.00.






56408. ABU AMBASSADEUR. MODEL 5000C. Black anodized finish. Standard width, Free Spool casting reel. Anti-backlash. Star drag. Level wind. Dual counter-balanced handle. Serial # 097100 with earlier raised end rings. Three screw take-apart with four screw backplate. Handsome vintage reel that shows normal light use and works perfectly. Still considered one of the finest bait casting reels ever built.       E.      $70.00.







56415. STU APTE SIGNATURE BONEFISH & PERMIT FLY REEL. 3-1/2". BY ATH DESIGN. Numbered 032 of 250, this 3 1/2" diameter, 1 1/8" wide spool fly reel is machined from bar stock aluminum, and weighs just 11ozs. A direct drive reel with large knurled drag wheel adjustment on the tail plate and Stu Apte and Ari Hart signatures along with pairs of both Bonefish and Permit dress up this black and gold finish reel. Comes with an ATH design reel pouch. Takes over 200 yards backing up to a WF9 line. Appears unused. RHW only. M. $1195.00.   SOLD



             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. $325.00 




         56447.     BEAN - L. L   . 3-1/4".      GUIDE 5/6 MODEL FLY REEL.     Made in England, by Hardy under the L.L.Bean label. This reel is nearly identical to the Marquis 6 Fly Reel, This aluminum reel has a one-piece frame, fully ventilated spool with a smooth rim control drag feature. Fitted with an adjustable pawl drag, the reel is reversible and can be used either handed. Finish color is Silver. Has capacity for WF6 line and 70 yds. of backing. Virtually unused in the original neoprene reel case. COMES WITH AN EXTRA SPOOL.     N/M.    $240.00.


        56215. BELLINGER CLASSIC REEL. 2.75". MODEL CL275N FLY REEL. The Bellinger Aluminum trout reels are arguably some of the finest reels of their type ever built. They are precision machined from aircraft aluminum and feature Nickel Silver oil & handle arm caps, a natural highly polished aluminum finish on the Aluminum End Rings, a ventilated spool, SOLID DELRIN (hard rubber look-alike) Side and handle plate, an S-handle with Nickel Silver handle accents, Stainless cross-pillars, an aluminum spool with a bronze center shaft to reduce weight, and a weight reducing hole in the foot. It is set for left hand retrieve, but is reversible for right or left hand wind. Weighs only 4.2 ounces to balance any 2 to 4 weight cane rod. The Fixed Click drag is very smooth, responsive and so sweet sounding. Perfect for ANY high quality rod, taking a 2 to 4 line Narrow 2/3 inch spool takes up to a WF4 and 50 yds. 12# backing. Appears unused in the original box. These are among the absolute finest vom Hofe influenced reels ever produced with a fit and finish equivalent to the same looking and functioning reel that sells now for 2 times the price. M. $695.00.      SOLD

 

  56425.    BILLY PATE ANTI-REVERSE SALMON FLY REEL.    3-5/8”.    SALMON MODEL. All Black finish. Anti-reverse wind. Adjustable drag plus Rim Control. Right Hand Wind only. In unused, as new condition. Comes in the original factory Neoprene case . Takes up to a WF8 and 225 or a WF9 and 175 yds. As fine a reel for salmon, bonefish or steelhead as you can own. M. $395.00

 

 

 

 

 

    56148.    BILLY PATE  3-5/8"  BONEFISH REEL.     Classic Gold/ Black finish. Direct Drive. Right Hand Wind Only. Gold Frame with Black Vented Spool. Most recent model with Adjustable drag PLUS Rim Control feature. Used, but only just barely abused. Shows the mormal dings and scratches of a reel fished in a harsh environment and given reasonable care. Comes in the original factory Neoprene case and box wirh paperwork and comes with AN EXTRA SPOOL. Accepts up to a WF9 and 250 yds. This reel is as fine a reel for salmon, stripers, redfish, bonefish or steelhead as you can own.                  E.  $450.00


      56433. BOGDAN. 3-3/4". MODEL 300 SALMON FLY REEL. Right hand wind 2 to 1 Multiplier. Sized at 1.55" Cross Pillar width and 1.31" Spool width. Bodgan's largest fly reel. Solid spool plate. Counter balanced S-handle. Fabulous, 11-position Adjustable Drag. SCARCE all Black color finish. Shows no signs of actual use. Mechanically perfect. A lovely salmon reel with an ideal size for all large salmon fishing. Takes a DT10 or DT11 line and over 250 yards. Perfect for large salmon with one hand rods or with any 2-handed rod. In the original heavy leather drawstring bag. As good as they come. M. $3900.00.     SOLD




















56405. CATINO BONEFISH REEL. 3-1/2". A 3 1/2" diameter, 1" 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. VG. $325.00.









             56426. CORTLAND USA ANTI-REVERSE FLY REEL. 3-1/4". CORTLAND MODEL AR-8. Outstanding ANTI-REVERSE REEL reel ideally suited for mid to heavyweight fishing using a 7 or 8 line. Machined and anodized to stand up to demanding salt water applications. Friction DISK drag. Rim Control feature for palming. Right hand wind only. Stainless steel spindle. Rugged aluminum frame with protected components, built to last in fresh or salt water. Vented and counter-balanced spool. Takes a WF7 or WF8 and approximately 150 yards of backing. Near new condition, looks unused. Excellent affordable reel. In soft neoprene reel case. N/M. $85.00.  SOLD






        56249. SCI ANGLER - 3M. 3-3/4". SYSTEM TWO MODEL 9/10 EXTRA SPOOLS ONLY. Solid Spool measures 3-3/4". diam x 1". inside width. Rim Control feature. Capacity for a WF10 line and 150 yards of backing. Have up to three available. All Barely used. PER EACH.     N/M.   $25.00   SOLD








 
            56432.    EXTRA SPOOL ONLY - HARDY.    3-3/8"   . PERFECT FLY REEL. Circa 1980's/90's model Extra Spool Only. Fits right hand wind model reels only. Extra spools for this model are very hard to find. Barely used.     N/M. $75.00.













              56288. BALLAN - EXTRA SPOOL ONLY.  Bill Ballan's direct drive Salmon, Steelhead & Light Salt Water, Bonefish SPARE SPOOL ONLY. All Black. ACTUAL SPOOL DIMENSIONS: Diam: 2.73" Inside Width: 1.45" Outside Width: 1.89" Cross Width of Square Center Post Hole: 0.294" Corner to Corner Width of Center Post Hole: 0.380". M. $85.00  

 

                 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 $195.00 











56416. JOHN EMERY TARPON/BILLFISH FLY REEL. 4-3/8". 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. $850.00.

         56319. FENWICK - MACHINED ALUMINUM. 3-1/2". MODEL F68 FLY REEL. World Class quality machined aluminum fly reel. Machined from forged T6 aluminum. All Black Color. Direct Drive. Reversible, but from Factory Right hand wind. Adjustable drag. Takes up to a WF8 and 125 yds. Very high quality machined reel is perfect for any hard use purpose. Barely used in original Neoprene reel case. This is one truly great reel from 1980's Fenwick with quality found only in today's $600 reels. N/M. $200.00.   SOLD

56404. FIN-NOR. 3-1/4”. MODEL #2 DDB. Third Generation, Direct Drive Fly Reel. EASILY CONVERTED FOR RIGHT OR LEFT WIND, (specify when ordering and we will convert for you). Counterbalanced spool. Gold anodized finish. Adjustable cork disk drag, Plus RIM CONTROL Drag. Takes up to 200 yds 20# backing and WF9 line. Perfect Bonefish, Permit, Striper, Bluefish or Salmon reel. In virtualy unused condition in the original blue neoprene reel case. M. $350.00.








              56336. FIN-NOR. 3-3/4". MODEL #3 A/R TARPON REEL. Conical backplate, Made in USA, early second generation ANTI-REVERSE Fly Reel. Right Hand Wind Only. Adjustable drag. Takes 250 yds 30# backing and WF12 or 13 line. Perfect Tarpon, Permit, Bonefish reel. In superb mechanical condition with light use. a noble scar or two to the rims and some minor finish.wear, all expected in a used reel. In excellent mechanical condition and capable of giving years of trouble free service. In the original black Fin-Nor Vinyl case in the original Red box. This is arguably one of the best Fin-Nor reel models and still avidly sought after as an everyday fishing reel.     E. $450.00   

            56290. FIN-NOR. 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. Now Left Hand Wind and loaded with backing and a #13 Slime Line. COMES WITH THE FACTORY PARTS TO CONVERT IT TO Right Hand Wind, if desired. 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. E. $495.00

 

        56189. FIN-NOR. 4.0". WEDDING CAKE #3 TARPON REEL. Direct Drive Fly Reel. Fin-Nor's 1st generation fly reel. Serial Number 3-340. RARE and avidly sought after. RIGHT HAND Wind only. These early Gar Wood "Wedding Cake" reels have proven themselves time after time in the salt on the hardest of fish. Takes up to 250 yds. backing and a WF12 line. This is THE direct drive reel for hot salt water fish. Perfect Permit, Shark & Tarpon reel. These earliest Fin-Nors are all handmade, very scarce and have become very collectible, and are APPRECIATING IN VALUE STEADILY. Reel shows ALMOST NO USE and is in NEAR NEW condition. It is 100% mechanically and in outstanding fishing/collecting condition. With less than 1200 of these large size reels ever made, Wedding Cake Fin-Nors are getting harder and harder to find as fishermen and collectors discover this reels virtues. Collectible and usable, the best of both worlds. Comes in the original tanned soft leather reel case with the factory stamp. N/M. $1395.00.  

        
              56337. HENDRYX ?? UNMARKED. 1-3/8". STAMPED BRASS RAISED 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.       E. $95.00 













            56340. HENDRYX ?? UNMARKED. 2-5/8". STAMPED BRASS RAISED PILLAR SKELETON FLY REEL. Very scarce ,stamped Solid Brass 2-5/8" raised pillar Hendryx made Fly Reel. Takes a #1 to 3 line and remains quite fishable. OR makes the greatest display reel! On/off click check is working fine. Wooden handle knob is missing but reel is still usable. Very Cute desk ornament. Riveted construction. Nice Patina.              G.    $75.00











 
            56434.     HARDY - MADE IN ENGLAND.    2-5/8".     CURRENT MODEL TINY PERFECT FLY REEL.     This is the currently produced, smallest sized Hardy, just right for a DT2 or DT3 line and up to 50 yards of backing. This serial numbered (A49298) reel is set up for right hand wind only. The overall design of the reel is identical to the original Perfects and includes an opaque white Agate Stripping guide cased in a Nickel Silver cage. It is a thing of beauty. For the fisherman looking for the ultimate Hardy Perfect collectible, here it is. Shows no use, in the original leather reel case, in the factory box with factory paperwork.        M. $895.00.












     56428.      HARDY - MADE IN ENGLAND.    2-9/16".     FLYWEIGHT FLY REEL.    Hardy's tiniest lightweight reel. with the Hardy soft case,. Reversible Wind. Fixed click drag. N/S line guide. Takes a DT2+30yd: WF3+40yd: WF4+25yd: DT4+0yd. Weighs 2-5/8 oz. Lightly used with years of excellent service remaining to give. COMES WITH AN EXTRA SPOOL.                            N/M. $245.00.






                   56427.     HARDY - MADE IN ENGLAND.    2-7/8".    FEATHERWEIGHT FLY REEL.    Adjustable Drag. Reversible. N/S line guide. Weighs only 3.5 ounces. Just perfect for a DT3 or DT4 fly line.Takes a DT3+40, DT4+30, WF4+60. Shows routine use with finish edge wear, but 100% mechanically. Comes in a soft neoprene reel case WITH AN EXTRA SPOOL.      E. $285.00


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       56429.    HARDY - ENGLAND.    3-3/16".    LRH LIGHTWEIGHT FLY REEL.    Special model with One-screw nickel silver Line Guide. and a full Gun Metal finish with gold appointments Reversible wind. Adjustable drag. Takes up to a #5/6 line. Comes with ONE EXTRA SPOOL in the standard Hardy Bright finish. Comes in the original Hardy box with literature in a velvet soft cloth bag. Shows light use and is 100% mechanically.      N/M. $285.00.






           56430.    HARDY - KOREA.    3-1/2"   . PRINCESS LIGHTWEIGHT FLY REEL. Lightweight Series Reel. The next size up from the LRH and made for 6 and 7 weight fly lines and 90 yds backing. Reversible. Adjustable drag. Single screw N/S line guide. COMES WITH AN EXTRA SPOOL. Reel shows virtually no use and is perfect condition throughout. Comes in a VELOUR REEL BAG. Lovely medium trout reel. I REPEAT: The Korean made Hardy reels are built to the same standards as the earlier English versions. They are equal in every way to their forebears. As with most Hardy Reels, they will last longer than most of us live.     N/M. $245.00.




          56302. HARDY.       3-3/8".       ST. GEORGE FLY REEL.     Circa 1940's. Early 2 screw model with single row of spool vent holes. Right hand wind only. White AGATE line Guide. Adjustable drag. Duplicated Spares. . Lead oxide finish shows routine use with silvering of the finish on the reel's edges and around the handle knob. Reel is in 100% mechanical condition. Perfect for a 5, 6 or 7 line and backing. The classic and most versatile Hardy St. George reel model, a perfect match for 7.5 to 8.5 foot, # 5 or 6 line, high quality, bamboo rods. Arguably one of finest of the many Hardy reel models. Comes in the original hrd cardboard two-piece box.     G.     $325.00.

              56342. WOODEN NOTTINGHAM STYLE REEL. 2-1/2". ENGLISH MADE 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. $125.00 



          56208. HEDDON BIG GAME REEL. MODEL 400 DOMINATOR. Scarce, 1970's Heddon FREE SPOOL LEVER DRAG, BIG GAME reel model. Made in Japan when Heddon was owned by Victor Comptometer Corp. Has the same fishing features found in the PENN INTERNATIONAL REELS and is a fairly close copy Very high build quality and as rare as they come. Features hard coat gold anodized finish, resettable lever drag control, strike alarm., power handle, all the big game bells and whistles. The reel shows little use, remains in excellent plus original condition, and functions 100%. Smooth, free running reel. A very desirable, high quality, rare Heddon reel in superb original condition. E.   $250.00   SOLD

     56184. ISLANDER  3-5/8"  DIRECT DRIVE FLY REEL. High performance, high tech, lightweight (6.4 oz.) reel. Large Arbor spool for fast line take-up is supplemented by the narrow 0.828" spool width. The combination of a contracted spool and large arbor make this one of the fastest reels around on line take-up. Adjustable Teflon Disk Drag. Reversible wind. Vented, Machined one-piece frame and spool. Fully ventilated spool with counter-balanced handle. Rim Control Drag. Black Anodized frame and spool with capacity for a WF8 + 100 yards. Highest quality, machined aluminum reel with excellent appearance and a simple, rugged design. A handsome reel that is considered one of the better top quality, high performance, fresh or salt water reels. COMES WITH TWO EXTRA SPOOLS. First a Gold finish standard arbor with cap. for WF9 + 175 yards. Next, a 2nd Black finish Large Arbor Extra Spool. All are in the original blue neoprene dual purpose reel cases in the original boxes. Appears unused.                                          M.      $395.00.  

           56114. LAMSON. 4.0". LITESPEED MODEL LS-3.5 FLY REEL. Fresh/ Salt Water/ Salmon/Steel-head Fly Reel. Machined aluminum, heavy duty, light weight power reel with capacity for up to a WF9 line and 200 yards backing. Excellent reel for use on switch or spey rods, no matter the line size thanks to the lite weight. or use it for Permit or Stripers with its good, strong, Caliper disk drag. Reversible wind. Rim control feature too. Ventilated, counterbalanced spool and all Titanium finish make a very nice package. Comes in original Neoprene soft case in the factory box with paperwork Unused. M. $275.00.

             56445.    LEONARD - H. L.   3-1/8".    LAST MODEL RAISED PILLAR REEL.   Just before closing their doors for the last time in the early 1980's, Leonard introduced a reel that was inspired by the original raised pillar reel they had made for so many years. This last model Leonard reel was machined of aluminum in the classic raised pillar style, and anodized silver and black to look like earlier models. It was manufactured for them by Volstro Mfg Co of Trevose, PA. Less than 250 of these reels exist. This reel looks unfished, just reel seat mounted. It is reversible with an adjustable drag knob on the backplate and a very sensitive O-ring controlled drag. Highly collectible but serviceable as a 5/6 line trout reel. In the original suede case.      N/M.    $695.00.    SOLD

 

 

       56436. LOOP FLY REEL. 4-1/4'. STANDARD MODEL 3. EARLY REEL. One of the earliest Swedish built Loop reels, serial #647. Salt & Salmon model with rim control, center wheel drag knob, sealed ball bearing spool roller system. All black finish, machined aluminum 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. Still the reel of choice throughout Scandinavia and eastern Europe for all big fish use. Takes up to WF10 line and well over 200 yards backing. Lightly used condition. Comes in the original Cordura reel case. Stamped "Patented". Adjustable drag has equal tension both ways and the reel should be used with a medium drag setting and then palmed for absolute fish control. E. $150.00.
               56437. LOOP FLY REEL. 4-1/4'. STANDARD MODEL 3. EARLY REEL. One of the earliest Swedish built Loop reels, serial #664. Salt & Salmon model with rim control, center wheel drag knob, sealed ball bearing spool roller system. All black finish, machined aluminum 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. Still the reel of choice throughout Scandinavia and eastern Europe for all big fish use. Takes up to WF10 line and well over 200 yards backing. Lightly used condition. Comes in the original Cordura reel case. Stamped "Patented". Adjustable drag has equal tension both ways and the reel should be used with a medium drag setting and then palmed for absolute fish control. E. $150.00.
      56438. LOOP FLY REEL. 4-1/4'. STANDARD MODEL 3.   EARLY REEL. One of the earliest Swedish built Loop reels, serial #1143. Salt & Salmon model with rim control, center wheel drag knob, sealed ball bearing spool roller system. All black finish, machined aluminum 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. Still the reel of choice throughout Scandinavia and eastern Europe for all big fish use. Takes up to WF10 line and well over 200 yards backing. Lightly used condition. Comes in the original Cordura reel case. Stamped "Patented". Adjustable drag has equal tension both ways and the reel should be used with a medium drag setting and then palmed for absolute fish control. E. $150.00.   SOLD

           56439. LOOP FLY REEL. 4-3/8'. EVOTEC HD 9/13 MODEL SALT WATER. Heavy Duty Swedish built Loop reels, serial #HD 416. Salt Water Tarpon model with rim control drag, center wheel drag knob for internal sealed ball bearing spool roller and disc drag system. All champagne color finish, machined aluminum 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. Still the reel of choice throughout Scandinavia and eastern Europe for all big fish use. Takes up to WF13 line and well over 200 - 300 yards backing. Barely used condition. Comes in the original Cordura reel case. ALSO COMES WITH AN EXTRA SPOOL, in neoprene case. N/M. $250.00.   SOLD






             56440. LOOP FLY REEL. 4-3/8'. EVOTEC HD 8/10 MODEL SALT WATER. Heavy Duty Swedish built Loop reels, serial #HD 279. Steelhead, Salmon. light Salt Water reel.model with rim control drag, center wheel drag knob for internal sealed ball bearing spool roller and disc drag system. Pewter color finish, machined aluminum 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. Still the reel of choice throughout Scandinavia and eastern Europe for all big fish use. Takes up to WF10 line and well over 200 yards backing. Barely used condition. Comes in the original Cordura reel case. COMES WITH AN EXTRA SPOOL, in neoprene case. Adjustable drag has equal tension both ways and the reel should be used with a medium drag setting and then palmed for absolute fish control.          N/M. $225.00.  SOLD


             56441. SAGE 711 LOOP FLY REEL. 4-3/4". MODEL 711 TRADITIONAL. Similar reel to the original Swedish Loop Model 5, No Serial number and marked "Pat. Pend." With the Rim Control drag and sealed ball bearing spool roller system. The all black finish, machined aluminum Sage 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. Currently the reel of choice throughout Scandinavia and eastern Europe for Salmon and often found on two-hand rods here in the States. Takes a WF13 line and 300 yards backing. Barely unused condition. Comes in the original Sage neoprene case. Adjustable drag has equal tension both ways and the reel should be used with a medium drag setting and then palmed for absolute fish control. N/M. $185.00.

            56442. SAGE 711 LOOP FLY REEL. 4-3/4". MODEL 711 TRADITIONAL. Similar reel to the original Swedish Loop Model 5, Serial number 143 and marked "Patented" With the Rim Control drag and sealed ball bearing spool roller system. The all black finish, machined aluminum Sage 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. Currently the reel of choice throughout Scandinavia and eastern Europe for Salmon and often found on two-hand rods here in the States. Takes a WF13 line and 300 yards backing. Barely unused condition. Comes in the original Sage neoprene case. Adjustable drag has equal tension both ways and the reel should be used with a medium drag setting and then palmed for absolute fish control. N/M. $185.00.

            56443. SAGE MODEL 33500D LOOP FLY REEL. 4-3/8". 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 center shaft 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 Loop 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. N/M. $425.00.  SOLD


                 56346. MALLOCH'S PATENT SIDE CASTER. 4". MACHINED BRASS TURNTABLE SPIN REEL. ONE OF THE EARLIEST EXAMPLES OF THE CONCEPT OF SPIN CASTING. A single action spinning/casting reel built in a style where the reel turns to the front to cast and pivots to the side to reel in. This reel was made between 1900 and 1917 when a small spring was added to the spool release tab to pivot the reel automatically. This is the earlier manual version that also includes a spring loaded spool release button to easily facilitate the spool reversal necessary to prevent line twist, a fact of life with this reel design.Made of machined brass throughout including the line guide arm. The on-off click drag switch is rim mounted and knurled. Very unusual oddity reel with lots of collectibility. Hard Rubber handle knob. Lovely, intriguing reel, Working well, with a nice patina.    E. $295.00 



56401. OCEAN CITY. 3”. MODEL 35 FLY REEL. Nicely made aluminum fly reel with an oval metal line guide and an on/off click check drag. Right hand wind. Very useable. Takes a 4 to 6 line and goes with any vintage cane rod. The reel is in excellent condition with a good click, IN THE ORIGINAL BOX. E. $35.00.  


















56402. OCEAN CITY. 3”. MODEL 35 FLY REEL. Nicely made aluminum fly reel with an oval metal line guide and an on/off click check drag. Right hand wind. Very useable. Takes a 4 to 6 line and goes with any vintage cane rod. The reel is in excellent condition with a good click. E. $30.00.   SOLD












56403. OLYMPIC - JAPAN. MODEL SC 1100RL SPIN CASTING REEL. Nicely made, SMALLEST SIZE, aluminum spin caster with a nice anodized silver finish. Convertible for Right or Left hand wind. Very useable. Takes light flourocarbon line and casts really will. The reel is in excellent condition with an on-off anti reverse and adjustable drag. Fish or collect, your call. From the 1970's. E. $15.00.






             56371.     ORVIS.     2-13/16"     CFO I BAR STOCK DISK DRAG FLY REEL   Reversible Wind. Machined from Bar Stock. Machined brass internals with a sophisticated Disk Drag. Adjustable Drag. Rim Control. Lovely Bronze Finish. In original nylon/leather zippered case BARELY used and still in near new condition. Perfect 2/3/4 line trout reel with an amazing drag.     N/M.     $165.00.











         56422.    ORVIS DXR ANTI-REVERSE FLY REEL.   3-3/8".      MODEL DXR 7/8. Top quality machined aluminum, disc drag reel with ample capacity for use as a bonefish reel or for salmon or steelhead. Takes a WF7/8 and 150/200 yards backing. Reversible. Adjustable drag PLUS Rim Control drag. Vented spool. All black, hard coat anodized, salt-proof spool and frame. Shows virtually no use. In original Orvis zippered case. Now set up right hand wind.       N/M. $185.00.








            56423.    ORVIS DXR ANTI-REVERSE FLY REEL.    3-7/8".     DXR 9/10 A/R FLY REEL.     Excellent machined aluminum, disc drag, take a pounding, big game fly reel with ample capacity for 9/10/11 line and up to 200 yds/WF11 line. Plenty of backing for heavy Salmon and Salt water. Corrosion proof finish. Anti-Reverse Model. Reversible wind. Adjustable Internal Disk Drag. Rim Control. Vented spool. Full featured Anti-reverse reel. Shows light use only. In a Neoprene reel case.      N/M. $195.00.









            56424. 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. $215.00.







                  56377.      ORVIS.      3-3/4".      SSS 9/10 ANTI-REVERSE FLY REEL.     Machined heavy duty reel for 9/10 lines and 200-300 yards backing. Adjustable Disk Drag. Left hand wind only. Black anodized vented frame and vented spool with dual counterbalanced handle. Comes in a zippered suede case. Lightly used. Top quality, lightweight salt water reel.     E.    $195.00.









             56431. PEERLESS FIXED CLICK. 2-3/4". MODEL 1 TROUT. One of the nicest looking and best made machined single action Trout Reels on today's market. Patterned after the vom Hofe and Bogdan reels, this lovely FIXED CLICK DRAG, single action reel is exceptionally smooth. . S-shaped handle. Reversible wind. The reel features a patent applied for internally adjustable pawl drag system that is amazing. Designed to take a #2, #3, or #4 line and up to 45 yds. Fantastic small trout reel in almost new condition. Comes in a fitted Holland Sport, sheepskin lined, Hard Leather case. Now favors left-hand wind. I can reverse for you, just ask.      N/M. $495.00.    SOLD








          56250. PENN. MODEL 6500SS LARGE SPIN REEL. Penn Spinfisher. Made in U.S.A. Open Face Skirted Spool Spin Reel. 4 to 1 retrieve ratio. Ball Bearings. Graphite Frame and Metal Spool. Full Bail. Teflon Drag. Convertible Crank for left/right handed casting. Folding Gold color handle. Black finish. Gold Spool. Takes 400 yds. 30# line. Perfect Salt Water, heavy fresh water reel.     E.  $70.00  SOLD

                    56251. PENN. MODEL  4400SS MEDIUM SPIN REEL. Penn Spinfisher. Made in U.S.A. Open Face Skirted Spool Spin Reel. 5 to 1 retrieve ratio. Ball Bearings. Graphite Frame and Metal Spool. Full Bail. Teflon Drag. Convertible Crank for left/right handed casting. Folding Gold color handle. Black finish. Gold Spool. Takes 300 yds 12# line. Barely used. HAVE TWO AVAILABLE. PRICE PER EACH.     E. $50.00    SOLD





              56292. PFLUEGER. 4-3/4". CAPTAIN.  WIRE LINE TROLLING REEL. Marked "Pflueger 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.     E. $40.00

56421. PFLUEGER - BULLDOG. 2-1/2". HAWKEYE FLY REEL. Crisply 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. $850.00.


56400. PFLUEGER - MODEL 1554. 3-1/2”. SAL-TROUT SKELETON FLY REEL.
    Scarce size, early Model 1554 lightweight, skeleton style Fly Reel. Stamped with the Bull Dog Logo. Black Enamel Frame and Silver Spool. On/off click check. Reversible. Machined Brass screwed reel foot. Shows only light finish wear and working just fine. Takes up to a 5/6 lor 7 ine and 50 yards backing. Nice collectible or everday user. The smallest of the two Sal-Trout reels and the one for trout use. E. $75.00.








               56353. SEAMASTER - SPINNING REEL. Design & 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.                                            VG+++       $3850.00 


            56309. SEAMASTER. 3-7/8". TARPON ANTI-REVERSE FLY REEL. The 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. N/M. $1295.00.

             56254.     SEAMASTER.    3-7/8".     TARPON ANTI-REVERSE FLY REEL. The 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.     $1395.00

 56065.   SEAMASTER.    4".    S-HANDLE. ANTI-REVERSE  TARPON.      FIRST MODEL.   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 (Factory Modified) fitted with black ebonite handle knob. This wheel is engraved "Seamaster, TARPON". This earliest model, 1950's reel shows relatively light actual fishing use. with some very minor finish wear and dings on the rims and conical back-plate, just enough to keep it out of the 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 the finest big fish fly reel ever made. Fish with the original reel that became the legend or collect, you decide. Either way, a terrific investment reel. In a soft nylon case inside the original black vinyl reel case with missing zipper. Line Capacity is over 200 yards and a WF12 or 13 line.  E.   $1395.00
 
               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.      E.      $1395.00.
56418. SEAMASTER. 3-1/4". MARK II DUAL MODE Salmon/Bonefish 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. $1950.00.

            56334.    SEAMASTER.      MARLIN MARK IV DUAL MODE FLY REEL. Latest 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 $2250.00

            56446.     SHAKESPEARE.     3-1/2".   AUSABLE 1864 MODEL FLY REEL. Shakespeare's best from 1947. Green anodized finish. Adjustable drag. On/off click check. The reel is working, correctly with the on-off click drag AND with the internal adjustable drag. Right Hand Wind Only. Use with or without the click. Perfect for a 5 to 7 line and backing. Superb condition.                      N/M. $60.00.   SOLD










               56376.         J. S. SHARPE - SCOTLAND.   3-3/4".       THE GORDON SALMON FLY REEL.        Sharpe’s of Aberdeen The Gordon Salmon Fly Reel , This rugged reel is made of cast aluminum, fitted with a reversible fixed click drag, bronze center bearing and lots of line capacity at 200 yards and a WF8/9 line. Very simple and functional everyday fishing reel. VG. $95.00.











         56260. PREMIUM SHIMANO SPIN REEL. STRADIC 6000FG. Top of the line Shimano Medium Salt Water Spin Reel. Open faced medium duty Salt Water. One of Shimano's best reels and like all Shimano reels this is a solid performer. This reel has seen no use and comes in the original box with an extra spool and all paperwork. Compare at current $200 market price.    M.   $140.00

 

 

 

56123. VAN STAAL SPIN REEL. MODEL VS250S. Only the finest spinning reel money can buy. Precision machined from aerospace-grade aluminum. Special corrosion-resistant  anodizing. Unparalleled strength thanks to lavish use of stainless, aluminum and titanium. Zero backlash infinite anti-reverse. Sealed watertight gear case. Black Finish. Left hand Crank for right handed casting. Manual Bail. Folding Handle. Light weight. This size is right for heavy fresh or medium salt water use. Virtually unused in the original drawstring bag.        M.   $595.00

            56435.    VOM HOFE - JULIUS.    2-3/16".    MIDGE FLY REEL.   Number 4 size, 2-3/16" diameter, Nickel over Brass/Hard Rubber Fly reel stamped with "JULIS VOM HOFE, MAKER, N.Y." on the face plate. On-off click knob on the hard rubber backplate, counterbalanced handle with shaped crossbar and Ebonite knob. Simple Click Action is very smooth and working beautifully. Favors Left Hand Wind, but can be used either way. Perfect for a #2 or 3 line.and any shorter fly rod. Excellent antique condition in a drawstring leather reel bag. Getting harder and harder to find.      E. $450.00.






          56358. VOM HOFE - EDWARD. MODEL 621 UNIVERSAL 6/0 OCEAN REEL. German Silver Free Spool Ocean Reel. Hard Rubber side plates are solid with no damage. Star Drag. Free Spool, front rim, throw-off lever. Click/drag, rear rim, throw-off lever. Lovely, substantial, TARPON sized ocean reel never equaled by any maker. May 20, 1902 patent date, NY markings. Offset, ventilated foot. Leather Thumb Pad w/Nickel Silver cage. Working perfectly. Only needs some serious hand polishing with a good Silver polish like MAAS and some TLC to bring to top display condition throughout. Classed V. Good only due years of Patina hiding this reels beauty, actually Excellent Plus otherwise and working perfectly. S/N X655. VG. $350.00

 

               56326. WEBER. 3-3/8". HENSHALL NO. 103 FLY REEL. Stamped "WEBER LIFELIKE FLY CO, STEVENS POINT, WIS." From the 1940's. Brass foot, aluminum handle knob. Made of molded Brown Bakelite in an enclosed and rounded shape. Two molded openings in the rim are each about 1/4 of the perimeter allowing the line to pass through and for the reel to used in either direction. Reversible, but now favors LEFT HAND wind from years of use that way. Made with a Fixed Click check. drag. Takes a 4/5/6 line and backing. Very different reel with lots of collectibility. Still quite functional. No cracks or chips.    E. $35.00

 

 



 

56420. YOUNG - J.W. 3-1/2". LANDEX MODEL - WIDE SALMON FLY REEL. Very scarce and difficult to find, the smallest size, 3.5" Salmon reel. Free spool. Dual action, Direct Drive and Anti-reverse Fly Reel. The Most desirable, early model with gray finish and Square metal line guide. Large line and backing capacity and free spool anti-reverse feature make the Landex a much respected salmon reel. Takes 200 yds and up to a number 9 line. Working perfectly. In a zippered vinyl case. Very Lightly used and still in near mint condition. N/M. $265.00.

 

 

 

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