56528. ABU - GARCIA SWEDEN
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.
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.
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.
56524. ALCEDO ULTRALIGHT SPIN REEL.
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
Gold/Black Finish. Gold Frame with Black non-vented Spool.
LEFT HAND Wind
only. Adjustable internal disk drag. AND Rim Control Spool. Weighs 12 oz.
DIRECT DRIVE retrieve. Most recent model with Adjustable drag PLUS Rim
Control feature. Lightly used, with some minor surface scuffs and scratches
from earlier battles. Accepts a WF10 and 350 yards up to a WF12 and 300
yards of 30# backing. Holding over 25 world records Pate reels are as fine a
reel for Permit and big Tarpon as you can own. This one was just lubed and
serviced with new drag cork and is ready for anything you can come up with.
56517. BOGDAN – STANLEY. 3-3/4". MODEL AF-200-M.
Right Hand Wind Bogdan Salmon 2 to 1 Multiplier was sold by Abercrombie &
Fitch in 1967. Marked AF-200-M on the reel foot. Serial #67-67. 1-1/8" spool
width offers ample capacity for up to a #10 line and over 200 yards backing.
The perfect sized Salmon reel for today's fishing. Finished in a light gold
color with black counter-balanced S-handle and foot. This reel shows some
slight anodizing wear on the reel foot corners and on one rim with no other
dings or scratches . The reel is 100% mechanically and is a totally fishable
and functional, highest quality Bogdan reel. Near Mint cosmetically and
perfect mechanically, just cleaned and oiled and the 7 position drag is
strong and working perfectly. In a soft leather drawstring pouch.
56554. BRONSON. 3-3/8".
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.
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.
56529. D.A.M. - QUICK - MICROLITE. MODEL 110
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.
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
JOHN EMERY TARPON/BILLFISH FLY REEL.
Before his death in 1986, Capt. John Emery, one of south Florida's finest Tarpon
guides, designed and began production of a limited edition of ultra high quality Salt
Water reels in two sizes to a design based on his years of fishing experience. Now
considered one of the finer SW designs ever produced, these scarce reels have
developed an almost cult-like following. They are a joy to use and are very
collectible. Rim Control, Direct Drive, Vented & Counter-balanced Spool, Right Hand
Wind Only, Large swept area cork drag, 1-1/8" wide spool takes over 300 yds + WF13 in
this largest of the two sizes. Black finish. Individually serial numbered at No.519.
This reel is in virtually new, never fished condition in the original blue heavy
canvas cloth drawstring reel bag. Incredible reel to fish and collect. M. $550.00.
56522. EXTRA SPOOL - ORVIS. 3". CFO III. EXTRA SPOOL Only. Gray finish.
Fits early CFO III Reels. Scarce item. Have Three Available. Price.
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.
3-1/2". MODEL #4 ANTI_REVERSE FLY REEL.
Post Wedding Cake,
Second Generation, Anti-Reverse Fly Reel. Stamped "Since 1933" on the
conical back. Left Hand Wind ONLY and loaded with backing and a #13 Slime
Line. Dual knob handle. Adjustable cork disk drag. Takes 450 yds 30#
backing and up to a WF14 line. Perfect heavy salt water reel. This is
regarded as one of the best Fin-Nor models ever produced, and is the one
avidly sought after as an every day fishing reel by knowledgeable Fin-Nor
fans. Shows light use with minimal surface scratches and 100% mechanical
condition. In original Neoprene reel case, original red box and factory
paperwork. Strong collectible that is a terrific everyday fishing reel.
56337. HENDRYX ?? UNMARKED. 1-3/8". STAMPED BRASS
PILLAR FLY REEL. Shiny, stamped Brass 1-3/8" raised
pillar, half-handle fly reel. As small as it gets and the smallest of these reels I've
ever seen. Working fine. Black Wooden handle knob. Very Cute desk ornament.
56547. HENDRYX. 2-1/4". STAMPED BRASS
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
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".
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”
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.
the 1980's, Two screw model. The largest of St. George reels for steelhead
and salmon use. Takes up to a WF9 and over 200 yards backing. RH Wind only.
White Agate line guide with no cracks. Adjustable Drag. This reel is only
barely used in the original Blue/Tan Hardy soft case and factory box.
56452. HARDY. 3-7/8". ST. JOHN SALMON FLY REEL.
Beautifully made, 2-screw model from the 1960's with
MK2 spares. Adjustable drag. Reversible. Stepped Brass foot. Enameled Dark Gray
finish shows routine edge wear from normal use. The reel is perfect mechanically with
a strong, effective drag. Comes with AN EXTRA SPOOL with the reel
and x-spool in separate suede reel cases. Very Collectible and still the consummate
salmon or steelhead fishing reel. Takes up to a WF9 line and 175 yards.
56565. HARDY. 3-1/8". FIRST
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
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.
56526. GAYLE SIMPLICITY NO. 2
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".
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
a nice patina. E. $225.00
56552. MARTIN - ANTIQUE AUTOMATIC
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".
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".
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
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.
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.
56549. UNMARKED ?? OCEAN CITY. 3".
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.
56569. ORVIS. 3-1/4". MADISON 6/7
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.
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.
56570. PFLUEGER. 3-5/8". MODEL
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.
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.
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.
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.
PFLUEGER - BULLDOG. 2-1/2". HAWKEYE FLY REEL.
stamped original markings, (including Bulldog stamp) on the faceplate of this most
elusive and extremely rare highest quality, Pflueger vom Hofe Peerless style, Nickel
Silver and Hard Rubber trout fly reel. Made only in this 2-1/2" size but with either a
7/8" or 1-1/8" spool width. ca 1905 to 1930 -ish, this is the most practical wider of
the two models with the number "80" stamped on reel foot. This fantastic Click-Check
reel Will take a up to 3/4/5 weight fly line and ample backing. Sculptured
counterbalanced handle with Ebonite knob. Handle protected by the recess machined in
the face-plate. On-off click check drag is working perfectly. Shows less than normal
use and remains in well cared for condition. Reversible, can be wound either way.
Right now favors Left Hand use, but will reverse by wearing in to the reeling
direction most used. This reel is the Holy Grail of all the great Pflueger Fly Reels
from the pre-depression days of the last century. Great classic fly reel for everyday
use and the most sought after of all the great, early Pfluegers. In a small Able nylno
spool case, perfect protection for a reel just oozing charisma. E. $695.00.
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".
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.
56550. ROGUE. 3-3/4".
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.
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.
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
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.
56309. SEAMASTER. 3-7/8". TARPON ANTI-REVERSE FLY REEL.
conical back second model preceding the "Mark" series. Fantastic Tarpon,
Shark and Permit Reel. Left Hand Wind Only. Built-up frame.
Sculptured Stainless Steel cross pillars. Gold frame and handle plate
(engraved "Seamaster, Tarpon"). Black spool. This reel shows absolutely no
use. Apparently was never used. It is in 100% mechanical and cosmetic
condition and comes with the original soft black vinyl zippered reel case,
in the original box with factory paperwork. A perfect collector's reel
cosmetically, it is also an "As New", perfect fishing reel as designed, and
is ready for years and years of hard use fishing service. Line Capacity is
over 200 yards and a WF12 or 13 line.
56254. SEAMASTER. 3-7/8". TARPON ANTI-REVERSE FLY REEL.
conical back second model preceding the ".Mark". series. Fantastic Tarpon,
Shark and Permit Reel. Right Hand Wind Only. Built-up frame. Sculptured
Stainless Steel cross pillars. Gold frame and handle plate (engraved
".Seamaster, Tarpon".). Black spool. This reel shows absolutely no use.
Apparently was lined with backing and never used. It is in 100% mechanical
and cosmetic condition and comes with the original soft black vinyl zippered
reel case. A perfect collector's reel cosmetically, it is also an ".As New”
perfect fishing reel as designed, and is ready for years and years of hard
use fishing service. Line Capacity is over 200 yards and a
WF12 or 13 line. M. $800.00
56574. SEAMASTER. 3-7/8".
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.
SEAMASTER. 3-1/4". MARK II DUAL MODE
Reel. Right Hand Wind.Only Absolutely brand new,
flawless, in original black vinyl zippered reel case. Works as both a direct drive
reel on the retrieve and a free spool anti-reverse reel when the fish is taking line,
thus providing the best features of both styles of reel. The perfect bonefish or
salmon reel. Takes up to 300 yards and a WF9 line. Gold frame, black spool plate, dual
knob counter-balanced S-shaped handle, with drag adjustment disc under the handle.
This is the hottest, most avidly sought-after, most difficult to acquire reel in
decades. Maybe the best ever made with patented dual mode feature. Original owner's
name inscribed on drag wheel, part easily replaced at Seamaster on this cureent
model/. Brand new, never used. Save yourself a long wait. M. $1250.00.
56334. SEAMASTER. MARLIN MARK IV DUAL MODE FLY REEL.
build and ULTRA SCARCE SIZE Dual Mode Fly Reel. When the handle is turned forward
during the fight, the reel goes into Direct Drive mode allowing excellent fish
control. Release of the handle automatically switches the reel into Anti-reverse mode
and avoids the busted knuckle syndrome. This reel allows the best of both reels and
really helps to control big., wild fish. Right Hand Wind Only. Machined Frame. SEA
BLUE color unique to this model reel from Seamaster This reel has been barely used and
shows a minor finish scuff or two to leave it in the 98-99% ,Near Mint condition
category. The original owner's name is engraved in the drag wheel. Comes in the
original Vinyl, leather-like drawstring bag wrapped in the original tissue. Takes 500
yds and a #12 line. Considered one of the world's finest Salt Water Reels. We concur.
Ready to fish. N/M $1450.00
56476. SHAKESPEARE TOURNAMENT MODEL 1740
SPOOL BAIT CAST. Tournament Free Spool. Nickel Silver model FE. Hand built in
1951. Perhaps one of the finest commercial Tournament Action bait casting reels ever
made. This very scarce model is perfect with light action 1/4 to 3/8 oz bamboo casting
rods and for thread-line casting for distance. Jeweled bearing caps, backlash
adjustable, on-off click, free spool activated by moving handle outward. Lightweight
Aluminum spool with wood arbor, dual knob counterbalanced aluminum handle. Still one
of the best reels you can use, works great.
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".
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".
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
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.
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.
56532. YOUNG - J.W. 3-1/2".
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
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.
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.