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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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REEL LIST

              56528. ABU - GARCIA SWEDEN FIRST MODEL SPIN REEL. Ultra Scarce,. Medium Size. Gray color Body/Cup. Knurled round Aluminum Drag Knob at bottom rear. Small, lever type Anti-reverse. Fold-down trapezoidal handle knob. 1-piece screw-off handle. Natural finish aluminum, unpainted push-button spool. Raised letters on side-plate ABU GARCIA, MADE IN SWEDEN". Made only 1955 to 1958. Shows signs of respectful use and 100% mechanically. E. $175.00.

 

 

   56558. 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. Right Hand Only. This reel remains in excellent condition and features an Adjustable disc brake drag with an eight position drag lever located on the back-plate. Aluminum/ Stainless construction. Early Serial #030700. Scarce and unusual reel. Highly collectible, of course, but 8- position drag makes it a very practical and interesting reel to fish. Original owner's ID etched in bottom of reel foot. E. $75.00.

 

 

      56523. ALCEDO ULTRALIGHT SPIN REEL. MICRON MODEL. Left Hand Crank. Full Folding Bail. Folding Handle. Ball bearing spin reel. Considered one of the finest ultra-lite spin reels ever made. Excellent, lightly used condition. Perfect mechanically with extra strong bail spring and smooth drag. Ready to fish. These reels have gotten so very scarce and hard to find, thanks to their superior performance. E. $125.00.

 

           56524. ALCEDO ULTRALIGHT SPIN REEL. MICRON MODEL. Left Hand Crank. Full Folding Bail. Folding Handle. Ball bearing spin reel. Considered one of the finest ultra-lite spin reels ever made. Excellent, lightly used condition. Perfect mechanically with extra strong bail spring and smooth drag. Ready to fish. These reels have gotten so very scarce and hard to find, thanks to their superior performance. Comes with AN EXTRA SPOOL. E. $150.00.

 

 

            56505. BILLY PATE. 3-3/4". DIRECT DRIVE TARPON FLY REEL. S/N J46. Classic 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. E. $395.00.
            56517. BOGDAN – STANLEY. 3-3/4". MODEL AF-200-M. This 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.     N/M.     $2850.00.


        56554. BRONSON. 3-3/8". ROYAL-MATIC MODEL 390 AUTOMATIC FLY REEL. Aluminum Automatic Vertical Fly Reel. Fully vented spool. Free Stripping Action. Green anodized finish. Folding handle. This may be one of the best automatic fly reels ever made. It works perfectly and is of very high build quality. If you like to bass fish with a fly rod from a boat, and like quality made tackle, this reel is for you. Shows a small amount of minor finish edge wear. E. $60.00.

 

 

 

         56530. COXE - J. A. MODEL 420L. FREE SPOOL SURF CAST REEL. Brass/Chrome/Hard Rubber, "Pat. App. For" model with "Bronson, Mich" markings. Standard width spool, lever switched free spool, star drag, all working perfectly. Shows relatively light use with minor finish deterioration, Marked 300 yds and great for surf or boat use. VG. $50.00.

 

 

       56529. D.A.M. - QUICK - MICROLITE. MODEL 110 OPEN FACE SPIN REEL. Top quality 1960's ultra-lite spin reel made in West Germany. Full bail. Reversible hand crank with folding handle. Black crinkle finish. Very smooth and much desired ultralight reel for everyday use. In the same respect category as the Orvis 50A, and the Alcedo Micron, Quick reels are some of the best performing spin reels and are very usable collector items. Slight edge wear on the finish from light fishing use. Smallest size made for ultra-light fresh water use. 100% mechanically. E. $100.00.

 

 

 






            
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.


                 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 





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. $550.00.

         56522. EXTRA SPOOL - ORVIS. 3". CFO III. EXTRA SPOOL Only. Gray finish. Fits early CFO III Reels. Scarce item. Have Three Available.  Price.     E.   $60.00.

 

 

          56566. EXTRA SPOOLS - PFLUEGER. 3". MODEL 1495-1/2 ONLY. A PAIR of Medalist Extra spools only. Made in U.S.A. These only fit the MODEL 1495-1/2 wide spool reel. Spool Dimensions, Diameter: 3". Internal Width: 1". No return on these so please measure your reel's spool! Two for one money! The Pair. N/M. 36.00.

 

 

 

            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. 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. E. $395.00 

 

              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. $65.00 







     56547. HENDRYX. 2-1/4". STAMPED BRASS RAISED PILLAR MULTIPLYING 100 YARD REEL. Stamped HENDRYX, Solid Brass 2-1/4" diameter, Raised Pillar Multiplying Casting reel. Makes the greatest display reel! Features both an On/off click check that is working fine and a drag switch on the face-plate, also working properly. Ebonite handle knob on a counterbalanced arm has this reel running very smoothly. Very Cute desk ornament. Nice Patina. E. $65.00.

 

 

 

         56546. VINTAGE UNMARKED BRASS 2-1/2” EARLY BAIT/FLY REEL. 100 plus, year old, quality made bait/fly reel of solid brass. The original, curved crank, half-handle was replaced along the way with a conventional bait-cast reel handle modified to fit. Working perfectly. Very nice eVen patina. Non-click reel. Would look great in a shadowbox or on a desk top. Excellent cosmetically. E. $65.00.

 

 

 

      56538. WALLACE & KERR. 3-1/8". HARDY ST. GEORGE COPY-CAT FLY REEL. Well made in EDINBURGH circa 1940's comes this great little Single action fly reel with an amputated rim section. This wounded warrior will perform perfectly thanks to the Red Agate Line keeping the fly line away from the wounded area. Red Agate Line Guide. Right hand wind only. This reel works flawlessly and will take a 3 to 5 fly line and some backing. Fixed click check drag works fine. Reel with either hand, but now the reel favors Left Hand Wind and will perform best if used that way. Later, Center Screw spool latch. Great little fly reel just exuding character. In a soft cloth bag. E. $125.00.

 

 

         56541. GARDEN, WILLIAM - ABERDEEN 3-3/4” WIDE SPOOL SALMON PERFECT CLONE FLY REEL. Hardy Perfect Copy, Ball-Bearing Drive, Wide spool Salmon reel made in Aberdeen, Scotland. The compant founded by William Garder in 1869 made reels until 1967. Their work easily rivaled that of the Hardy products as does this magnificent Salmon/Steelhead reel. Made with no line guide and a Left-Hand Thread locking screw for the spool and handle plate allowing right or left handed use, as desired. The Adjustable drag is strong and working perfectly. Likely a 1950's model with modern brass reel foot sized to fit contemporary reel seats. Reel is completely original, as all numbers (stamped "5") inside and out are a match. Finish shows silvering on the edges from wear. Mechanically, the reel solid with a good drag adjustment. The definitive Salmon reel for use with a long one hand bamboo rod or perfect, as well, for use with two handed rods. Huge backing and line capacity. Over 200 yards and a WF10 line. Fantastic fishing reel and a great collector. In a zippered suede leather soft case. VG. $550.00.

 

               56516. HARDY. 3-3/4". ST. GEORGE SALMON FLY REEL. Circa 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.          N/M.        $395.00.






               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.   VG.   $385.00. 

          56565. HARDY. 3-1/8". FIRST MODEL L.R.H. LIGHTWEIGHT FLY REEL. Hardy introduced the modern L.R.H. Lightweight reel in 1948 and it looked exactly as pictured here. This reel model still remains one of their most popular reels today. THIS PIONEER MODEL has all the features of the modern version and a few subtle differences. It has an adjustable drag that shows the Mark II influence with a spare spring and pawl stored inside the reel. At the time, the reel gained enormous popularity for its light weight and quick spool removal for easy cleaning, major features of a high quality trout reel in the 1950's! The spool is bright Duralumin with the familiar vent hole pattern. Modern Hardy spools WILL NOT fit this reel. It has a unique to the first model, stainless L-SHAPED line guide that favors right-hand wind and is permanently riveted to the frame and not reversible. These First Model L.R.H. Lightweight Reels are of the highest Hardy quality and finish, from a time when "Made in England" had real meaning. This reel also predates the modern 3-3/16" reel diameter changed from this pioneer model's 3-1/8" original size. This unique reel is highly collectible and a rare find in unused condition in the original box, as is this one. Takes a 4 or 5 line and backing. You can be the only kid on the block with this model Hardy. Comes as sold in the original labeled cardboard box. M. $425.00.

 

 

              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 






          56540. UNMARKED BIRMINGHAM STYLE ENGLISH PLATE REEL. 3". "Made in England". Stamped only "Made in England" on the revolving handle plate made of matte finished Brass. Simple, non-click reel can be wound either way. Frame and Spool of Aluminum Alloy in a Matte Finish. Spool edge shows a bit of corrosion as seen in the photo, but does not interfere with the reel's performance. Reversible. Mechanically 100% . Machined from aluminum alloy with a brass foot and internals and duplicated spares. Non-Click Reel. Ebonite handle knob. Unique little reel for a 4 or 5 line and 30 to 50 yards backing. Comes in a Neoprene reel case. VG. $60.00.

 

        56526. GAYLE SIMPLICITY NO. 2 FLY REEL. 2-1/2". STAMPED BRASS, NICKEL PLATED FLY REEL. Scarce Gayle reel with Frankfort, KY markings. Original wood handle knob. Click check works fine. VG. $35.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

         56545. THE KOSMIC REEL. 3-1/4". SIZE 2/0 CASTING REEL. Multiplying Bay & Ocean reel. Nickle over Brass construction on frame, hard rubber side plates., counterbalanced handle, smoothly working on-off click drag, Ebonite handle knob. Works perfectly. Very light pitting on the nickle finish of this solid collectors' reel. Stamped "THE KOSMIC REEL" on the handle plate. VG. $245.00.

 

 

 

     56557. LANGLEY DELUXE. 3-3/4". MODEL 192-B FLY REEL. LINED IN THE 1950'S AND NEVER FISHED this rare reel remains in the original factory box with the original nylon coated fly line. Machined aluminum with Gray painted finish. Built up construction, like the Pflueger reels it rivaled. Adjustable click drag. Circular stainless line guide. Right hand wind only. Works beautifully and still very functional for a 6/7/8 line and backing. Perfectly usable as a modern accompaniment to a vintage production fly rod from that era. Neat bass or large trout reel from the 40's or 50's. Langley's were excellent quality reels made in San Diego and are very scarce and quite collectible. Almost never found in this condition. M. $125.00.

 

 

  56573. LORD WELDON FLY REEL. 3-1/2". CLICK CHECK FLY REEL. Unusual stamped aluminum skeleton fly reel. Well made and stamped "Lord Weldon" on the back-plate. Natural frosted aluminum finish with brass spindle reinforcement plate, and brass reel foot cross pillars. Oil weep hole centered in the spool spindle. Sculptured side vents, on-off click check, knurled aluminum handle knob, spool counter balance. Everything works perfectly. Reversible wind. Takes a 5 or 6 line and backing. Very nice 1950's Fly Reel. E. $45.00.

 

 

     
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. $225.00    
   

          56552. MARTIN - ANTIQUE AUTOMATIC FLY REEL. 3-1/4". SMALLEST MODEL #1 REEL. An early, natural Aluminum, automatic fly reel stamped with "U.S. Pat OCT 9, 1923". Stamped also with the Mohawk, NY address and "Martin Auto Fish Reel Co" on the foot. Working perfectly with excellent mechanicals. Needs only a good oiling/cleaning and hand polishing to perk up appearance. Scarcest of the three sizes offered in the 1920's. Working perfectly. VG. $55.00.

 

         56571. MARRYAT. 2-7/8". MR 7.5 FLY REEL. 4 oz. Reversible. Adjustable drag. Rim control. Bronze finish. With zippered suede leather case. Now set up right hand wind. Tricky to reverse wind direction, so we can do that for you; please request. Only some very slight finish edge wear keeps this reel out of the near mint category. Comes with an extra spool, also cased. E. $185.00. 

 

        56536. MEISSELBACH. 2-13/16". RAINBOW MODEL 627, NEWARK MARKINGS. Early Single action fly reel with Newark markings. Lead Oxide finish shows much fading and silvering and the outer rim shows an ancient crack repair that is still sound. Despite all that, this reel works flawlessly and will take a 3 to 5 fly line and some backing. Fixed click check drag works fine. Reel with either hand. Early, Hardy Uniqua half moon style spool latch. Great little fly reel just exuding character. In a soft cloth bag. G. $75.00.


 

         56537. MEISSELBACH. 2-13/16". RAINBOW MODEL 627, NEWARK MARKINGS. Early Single action fly reel with Newark markings. Black Enamel repainted finish, nicely done. This reel works flawlessly and will take a 3 to 5 fly line and some backing. Fixed click check drag works fine. Reel with either hand, but now the reel favors Left Hand Wind and will perform best if used that way. Later, Center Screw spool latch. Great little fly reel just exuding character. In a soft cloth bag. E. $125.00.

 

          56539. MEEK - HORTON. 3-1/8". MODEL 55 FLY REEL. Made in the US by the Horton Mfg Co. Blued finish. Reversible. Bluing finish is fading and silvering at the edges Mechanically 100% with a good, strong click. Machined from aluminum alloy with a brass foot and internals and duplicated spares. Fixed Click Reel. This reel is a close copy of the Hardy Uniqua and has knurled end rings, recessed face plate, a half moon spool clip, and Ebonite handle knob. As well (or better) made as the Hardy. Certainly more scarce and much rarer. Sexy little reel for a 5 or 6 line and 30 to 50 yards backing. Original owner's name engraved on back plate. Comes in a soft cloth bag. VG. $265.00.


          56525. MONTAGUE ?? UNMARKED. 2-5/8". RAISED PILLAR SKELETON FLY REEL. Black finish brass skeleton raised pillar fly reel, made by Montague circa 1940's. Stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the reel foot. White Tenite Plastic, tapered handle knob. On/off click drag. Counter - balanced spool. The 1" wide spool width can accommodate a 4 or 5 line making this an ideal Midge or Trout reel. Everything works on this reel and it will give great service as an every day user or just look good on a bookshelf. VG. $35.00.

 

 

         56544. UNMARKED ALUMINUM FLY REEL. 3-1/8". TROUT. Cast aluminum construction suggests a decent level of build quality in this simple, yet handsome, 1950's fly reel. On-Off Click Check. Reversible use. Takes a 4 or 5 line and 50 yards backing. Matte Finish. E. $35.00.

 

 

 

 

 

               56542. MONTGOMERY WARD. 3-3/8". HAWTHORNE MODEL 60-6364 FLY REEL. Vintage Montgomery Ward reel made in the 1950's for them by Ocean City Reel Co. Perfect sized reel for a 6 or 7 line and a fitting companion to any 1940's/ 1950's production fly rod. Shows a bit of light edge wear to finish but 100% mechanically. Reversible wind with reversible line guide, on-off click check and adjustable drag on spool. Comes in a soft cloth reel bag. E. $40.00.

 

 

 

         56549. UNMARKED ?? OCEAN CITY. 3". MODEL 76 TROUT FLY REEL. Cast Aluminum Reel with Black Lacquered re-painted finish. Marbled Gray handle Knob. Internal Drag Tension Spring allows winding either way, but the Circular Metal LiIn Guide is permanently set up for right-handed use. Silent, non-click check drag. Works very well and takes a 4 or 5 line and backing. VG. $40.00.

 

 

 

          56567. ORVIS. 3-1/8". MADISON II BRITISH MADE FLY REEL. Made in England for Orvis. Reversible. Rim Control Feature and Adjustable Drag. Back-plate drag adjustment knob. Fully vented spool to reduce weight. Comes in its original cloth bag. This model is ideal for a 4 or 5 weight line and 60 yards. E. $65.00.





       56568. ORVIS. 3-1/4". BATTENKILL III FLY REEL. #6/7.  Battenkill III. Made in England for Orvis. Excellent Machined aluminum, adjustable click drag, fly reel with ample capacity for up to a WF6 weight line and 75 yards. Classic Hardy finish with Reversible Wind. Adjustable Drag. Rim Control. COMES WITH AN EXTRA SPOOL and in a double decker- zippered suede reel case.                     E. $145.00.


       56569. ORVIS. 3-1/4". MADISON 6/7 FLY REEL. Made in Ohio for Orvis by Pflueger in the 1960's. An original condition, near copy of the Pflueger 1494 trout reel with the Diamolite line guard. Reversible. Adjustable drag. Unique to Orvis back-plate drag adjustment lever. Comes with AN EXTRA SPOOL. This model is very rare and an excellent trout reel. Barely used condition. Accepts 1494 extra spools. In the original box. N/M. $130.00.

 

            56470.    ORVIS 50A ULTRALIGHT SPIN REEL.  Ultra scarce little ultralight spin reel made in Italy for Orvis. This reel and the Alcedo Micron are the two most desirable spin reels from the 60's. This one functions perfectly with minimal finish wear and use. Strong bail spring, excellent drag. Left hand folding crank. Full Bail model.   N/M.  $125.00. 






      56570. PFLUEGER. 3-5/8". MODEL 1495DA MEDALIST FLY REEL. American made. Reversible. Adjustable drag. Light edge wear from slight fishing use. Working perfectly. You can't beat these reels for value. This size is ideal for 6/7/ or 8 line and 125 to 75 yards of backing. America's classic workhorse reel. E. $60.00.

 

 

 

 

  

         56560. PFLUEGER. 3-1/4". GEM No. 2094 FLY REEL. Same size and configuration reel as the famed model 1494 minus the adjustable drag. Early, American made Pflueger Gem with a square stainless steel line guide, nickel silver spool retaining screw and a fixed click check drag. Early machined reel foot, Phillips screwed to cross pillars. Right hand wind only. Black enameled finish has been redone and the reel is in excellent cosmetic condition and 100% mechanically with excellent drag tension. This reel has plenty of service left in it. Very collectible reel. Great little classic reel for a 4 or 5 line. E. $75.00.

        56561. PFLUEGER. 3-1/4". GEM No. 2094 FLY REEL. Same size and configuration reel as the famed model 1494 minus the adjustable drag. Early, American made Pflueger Gem with a square stainless steel line guide, replacement spool retaining screw and a fixed click check drag. Handle knob is also a replacement, so the originality is gone, but the reel performs exactly as it should and will make a great Midge reel. Early machined reel foot, Phillips screwed to cross pillars. Right hand wind only. Black enameled finish is silvering but original. and the reel is in 100% mechanical condition with excellent drag tension. This reel has plenty of service left in it. Very collectible reel. Great little classic reel for a 4 or 5 line. E. $75.00.

     56562. PFLUEGER. 3-1/4". FIRST MODEL 1494 FLY REEL. ULTRA RARE First Model Medalist Fly Reel. This is the ORIGINAL Pflueger Medalist reel. Made in the late 1920's. Removable spool with a metal latch cover. Right hand wind only. Adjustable drag. Machined ONE-PIECE REEL FOOT. Sculptured and riveted cross pillars. Stainless, perfect circle, DIAMOLITE line guide riveted in place. Face plate rim inscribed "DIAMOLITE Line Guard, Patent Pending, 1494". Amber marbleized handle knob. Normal fishing wear on finish. Working perfectly. The most popular reel size in the most desirable variation. Nearly impossible to find this first model now. Comes in a soft suede zippered reel case. E. $150.00.

 

       56563. PFLUEGER. 3-1/4". MODEL 1494 MEDALIST. An original condition, Akron, Ohio, U.S. made, model 1494 trout reel with the Diamolite line guard and Phillips Screwed Foot. Rim Stamped "PATENTED" with small head old screws, circa the 1940's. Shows light silvering on the rim edges, but in clean, "ready to go fishing". Reversible. Adjustable drag. Perfect for a 5 or 6 line and backing. Now right hand wind. E. $75.00.




   56564. PFLUEGER. 4". MODEL 1496-1/2. MEDALIST FLY REEL. Made in USA. Diamolite line guide. Older non-reversible model is RHW only. Adjustable drag. This reel is the predecessor to the Model 1498 and has virtually the same very large capacity. Takes over 200 yds and up to a WF9 line, making this model the nearly perfect moderately priced salmon reel. Made from the 1930's to the 50's. This reel was re-laquered at some point and has been cleaned of that recoat, so that only the original finish remains in spots on the spool leaving the natural Aluminum color. Not exactly as it left the factory, but 100% mechanically and still Pflueger bulletproof. Very scarce model and a fabulous Steel Head Reel. G. $55.00.

 

 

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. $695.00.


      56548. PFLUEGER (FOUR BROS.). 2-1/2". DELITE MIDGE FLY REEL. "DELITE TRADEMARK" stamped on the Hard Rubber face-plate of this delightful vom Hofe Peerless style Nickel over Brass/ Hard Rubber midge trout reel. "80" stamped on reel foot. Sculptured counterbalanced handle with Ebonite knob. Handle protected by Nickel end ring rim. On-off click check drag working perfectly. Shows way less than normal brassing and finish wear. Well cared for, but there are some minor nicks and scratches in the hard rubber, All that simply adds true character to a great reel that works perfectly as a 1 to 4 weight line midge reel. Reversible, can be wound either way. Great classic fly reel for everyday use. In a cloth reel bag. E. $295.00.

 

    56553. PFLUEGER. 3-1/2". MODEL 755 SUPEREX AUTOMATIC FLY REEL. Very scarce, earliest Pflueger Superex Auto Fly Reel in good original condition. Pre-WWII reel marked with the Bulldog logo and the '07 patent date and Pats. Pending. "Model 775" also stamped on face plate. Early Horizontal style reel mount. Unique pivoting line guide for right hand operation only. Working perfectly with some of its original gray finish silvered off. Seldom seen early Automatic of the highest quality build level. One of the best working auto reels ever made. Have two identical reels available. Price shown per each. VG. $125.00.

 

 

          56555. PRECISIONBILT. 3". MOSQUITO FLY REEL. Built by Aerco in Hollydale, CA in the early 50's. Has a streamlined design and rounded appearance indicative of the period. This is the scarce smaller size of the "Silver Moth" model made by the same people. The body of the reel is of Aluminum, but the reel features a Clear, See-thru side handle plate that permits viewing of the working internal mechanism. Adjustable internal disc drag, on-off click check, right hand wind only . Shows a fair amount of paint wear as pictured, but working just fine mechanically. Excellent example of one of the more radical reel designs from the 1950's. G. $95.00.


            56556. PRECISIONBILT. 3-1/2". SILVER MOTH FLY REEL. Built by Aerco in Hollydale, CA in the early 50's. Has a streamlined design and rounded appearance indicative of the period. This is the larger size of the "Mosquito"model made by the same people. The body of the reel is of Aluminum, but the reel features a Clear, See-thru side handle plate that permits viewing of the working internal mechanism. Adjustable internal disc drag, on-off click check, right hand wind only . Shows light use and minimal paint wear as pictured, Working as it was designed to. Takes 6 or 7 lines and backing. Excellent example of one of the more radical reel designs from the 1950's. Have two identical reels available. Price shown per each. E. $115.00.

 

 

           56550. ROGUE. 3-3/4". STEELHEAD/SALMON FLY REEL. Made on the west coast in the 60's and 70's of engine turned, machined, black finish aluminum with a unique internal disk drag setup. Right hand wind only. Direct drive reel. Internal Disk Drag. On-off click check. Easily removable spool. The Unique feature of this reel is the side handle lever that allows the angler to decrease the drag on a hot running fish to avoid break-offs with simple lever pressure. Great Concept! Very clever feature avoids "burns" and is very well executed, as is the build quality of the .very collectible reel. Takes 150 yards and a WF8 line. Great HD Fly Reel. Very minor edge wear keeps this reel from the Mint Condition Category. Comes in a soft Leather drawstring reel bag. N/M. $195.00.

 

 



                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.                                                                            N/M. $395.00.

    56521. SARACIONE - JOE. 3-1/4". DELUXE SALMON/STEELHEAD REEL. The original DELUXE STEELHEAD/SALMON REEL (Serial #32) made in 1990 with multi-piece aluminum and bronze assembled spools. Just like the original Deluxe Trout Reels made then, these earlier reels were made with Black Delrin side plates, 18% nickel silver protective side bands and 12% nickel silver fittings. The spool, foot (with VH hole) and serpentine handle are aluminum alloy. The entire reel is hand polished. These reels were the first to feature the now time proven rotor and caliper disc drag system utilizing oil impregnated cork calipers, and a floating rotor disc for an ultra smooth drag, as is currently used in the Deluxe II version. Drag adjustments are set via lever control with 9-detent settings. Additionally the reel has a preset gear & pawl drag for controlling spool overrun when light disc drag settings are made. This also contributes to the great sound of the reel when a fish makes a strong run. Deluxe design disc drag reels have been in service since 1990 world wide, performing trouble free on steelhead rivers of the Pacific Northwest to Atlantic salmon rivers in eastern Canada, Iceland, Russia and Norway. The reel comes with its original hand crafted, fitted hard leather case made exclusively for Joe by Arne Mason of Ashland Oregon. Arne's materials and craftsmanship are second to none, and are a distinctive addition to a proven and much respected reel. It has been fished sparingly showing very light use and remain in near mint condition. Left Hand Wind Only.                                                                           N/M. $2350.00.

 

 

               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+++       $3495.00 



            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. $895.00.

 

 
     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.   $800.00

     56574. 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., in the original box. 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 for a 10 weight and 300 yds to a 13 weight and 200 yards of backing. M. $895.00.

 

 

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.      $1195.00.


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. $1250.00.


            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 $1450.00

          56476. SHAKESPEARE TOURNAMENT MODEL 1740 FREE 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.
        N/M.     $165.00

        56543. UCO FLY & SPIN REEL. 3-1/2". Interesting mass-produced reel designed to cast as easily as a spinning reel when used on a fly rod with monofilament line. Perfect for bait fishing with a fly rod or use with small fly rod lures for trout. On-off click drag. everything works. VG. $15.00.

 

 

 

 

 

          56559. UNION HARDWARE. 2-15/16". MODEL 7169 FLY REEL. One of Union Hardware Co's better made fly reels. Made of heavy duty cast aluminum with brass spool arbor. Diamond shaped vents on the spool. Fixed click check drag. Circular metal line guide. Right hand wind only. Black enamel finish. Ivoroid handle knob. Capacity for a 4/5 or WF6 weight line. This is a sturdy, yet lightweight simple little click check reel with lots of character. A cute little midge reel in solid mechanical condition with virtually no finish wear. Working Smoothly. N/M. $45.00.

 

 

           56520. VALENTINE. 3-1/4". MODEL 83 DIRECT DRIVE. American made copy of the Pflueger Medalist. Direct Drive Fly Reel. Affectionately refereed to as a "Pflueger on Steroids". LEFT hand wind only. Adjustable Drag. Counterbalanced, Vented spool. Grey anodized finish. This reel is the same basic size as the American Pflueger 1494 (and as well or better made) with similar capacity. Appears unused. Takes a #6 line and 100 yds. Comes WITH TWO EXTRA SPOOLS. All in the original boxes. M. $200.00.

 

 

         56527. VALENTINE. 3-1/2". MODEL 350 PLANETARY FLY REEL. Ruggedly built reel that looks like a VERY HIGH QUALITY Pflueger Medalist. Planetary Gear, Direct Drive Fly Reel. Now RIGHT HAND WIND only, but reversible with factory part that may still be available from Val-Craft, Inc Norton Mass, thee reel's maker. Adjustable Drag. Fully Vented spool and backplate reduce weight. Gold anodized finish. Planetary gear action allows handle knob to spin on its own axis with running fish, instead of rotating and gyrating wildly. All of the features of the anti-reverse reels with the added advantage of direct drive retrieve. Takes up to a #8 line and 200 yds. Weighs only 8 ounces. Fantastic bonefish, salmon, steelhead reel. Virtually Unused. comes with AN EXTRA SPOOL for all your big water needs in one reliable reel. N/M. $395.00.

 

 

  56551. YAWMAN & ERBE AUTOMATIC FLY REEL. 4". DIAMETER. The first automatic fly reel patented in 1888. Natural Aluminum automatic fly reel with Feb 28, '88 and June 16, '91 Patent Dates. Stamped with the early Horrocks-Ibbottson logo and the finger lever is stamped with the June 13, 01 patent date as well. Reel still functions perfectly and appears to have not seen a lot of hard use, as is often the case with this very collectible and historically important reel. One of this country's most popular reels from The Victorian Era to the 1930''s. Excellent collectible. VG. $135.00.

 

 

      56531. YOUNG - J.W. 4". LANDEX DUAL ACTION FLY REEL. Becoming increasingly difficult to find, the large size 4" Medium Width Spool, Salmon reel. Right hand wind only, Adjustable Drag. The Landex was the first successful Dual action combination Direct Drive (winding in) and Anti-reverse (playing out) Fly Reel. Early years model with all Grey finish and square Metal line guide., Very popular reel from the 1940's and 50's here in the USA. Its large line and backing capacity (up to 200 yards & WF10 line) and free spool, anti-reverse/direct drive feature make the Landex a much respected, functional and desirable salmon or steel-head reel., perfectly suited to any 2-handed fly rod. Working perfectly. Barely used and still in near/mint condition. Comes in a Neoprene reel case. A classic way to enjoy the salmon sport and an ideal reel for a 2-hand rod. N/M. $175.00.

        56532. YOUNG - J.W. 3-1/2". LANDEX DUAL ACTION FLY REEL. Very scarce and difficult to find, the smallest size, 3.5" Salmon/Steel-head reel. Free Spool, Dual action, Direct Drive and Anti-reverse Fly Reel. Right Hand Wind Only. Mid years model with all Grey finish and wire metal line guide. Large line and backing capacity and free spool, anti-reverse feature make the Landex a much respected and desirable salmon or steel-head reel. Takes 200 yds and up to a number 8 line. Working perfectly. Lightly used and still in excellent condition. Comes in a Neoprene reel case. Near as good as it get in a vintage, one-hand rod, Salmon or Steel head Reel. E. $150.00.

           56533. YOUNG - J.W. 4". BEAUDEX SALMON FLY REEL. Wide Spool width with largest capacity for use with any single handed salmon or Steel-head rod. Takes up to 200 yards and a WF10 fly line. Reversible Wind. Made in 1962 with reversible wire line guide and black finish. The most adaptable of all the fabulous Young fly reels. The adjustable drag is strong and working perfectly. 100% mechanically. 85% finish with routine scratches and edge wear on the back-plate. Scarce size. Ideal English made, Steel-head/ Salmon with a ton of built-in character. Comes in a sheepskin lined, suede leather, zippered reel case. VG. $110.00.

          56534. YOUNG - J.W. 4". PRIDEX FLY REEL. 1950'S, 4 " MEDIUM WIDTH, PRIDEX SALMON REEL. Medium Wide spool with large capacity takes over 150 yards and a DT7 or DT8 line. Reversible. Fixed click drag. One of the simplest, yet higher quality salmon or steel-head reels you can own. Perfect tool . 95% of Black finish remaining. Lightly used. Comes in a Neoprene reel case. E. $95.00.





          56535. YOUNG - J.W. 3-1/2". PRIDEX FLY REEL. MADE IN 1964. NARROW SPOOL, PRIDEX TROUT REEL. Narrow spool with capacity for over 50 yards and a DT5 or DT6 line. Reversible. Fixed click drag. One of the simplest, yet higher quality English Trout reels you can own. 95% of Black finish remaining. Lightly used. Comes in a Neoprene reel case. E. $110.00.

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