Title 3 3/16” SARACIONE EVH TOBIQUE No. 1/0. EDWARD. VOM HOFE Reproduction. Left-Hand Wind. Multiplier. 10 oz. Cap. DT-7 or WF-8 + 100 yd. backing.
Condition As NEW.
Seller ID R 170246
R 170246. 3 3/16” SARACIONE EVH TOBIQUE No. 1/0. EDWARD. VOM HOFE Reproduction. Left-Hand Wind. Multiplier. 10 oz. Cap. DT-7 or WF-8 + 100 yd. backing. With 7-position adjustable drag located on the back plate. Constructed of hard rubber, nickel silver, and aluminum. Serial No 025 of 50. Marked on base of reel foot: “1/0” / “025”; marked on oil cap: “J. Saracione U.S.A. / Maker.” In Arne Mason block leather case marked: “SARACIONE / 1/0.” [Cat.2017] 17-0246 aafov. –Joe Saracione produced a set of E. Vom Hofe Reproduction reels in the early 1990’s. He planned to make 50 copies each of 2 3/4" Perfection No. 2; 3” Perfection #1; and 3 3/16” Tobique #1/0. Joe made every reel in the same configuration of hard rubber, nickel silver, aluminum, and bronze bearings as the original Vom Hofe reels. The only exception was the oil cap, which had the Saracione name rather than Vom Hofe. I ordered a set in 1993. I talked to Joe recently. He never finished the entire runs of each reel, but he doesn’t remember how many were made of each model. Some people have stated that he completed 20 of the 1/0 Tobiques and 8 of the No. 2 Perfection reels. I have owned 3 of the No. 2 Perfections. The reels were extremely complicated, and required an inordinate amount of work to complete. They are probably the pinnacle of Joe Saracione’s reel making efforts. This reel is as New in its leather case. $3500