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Image for 4” PFLUEGER MEDALIST 1498DA + EXTRA SPOOL. RH /LH. 8.5 oz.  Rectangular Line Guard; Cap. WF-12 + 200 yd. Circa 1965.

4” PFLUEGER MEDALIST 1498DA + EXTRA SPOOL. RH /LH. 8.5 oz. Rectangular Line Guard; Cap. WF-12 + 200 yd. Circa 1965.

By: PFLUEGER

Price: $75.00

Seller ID: R 190116

Condition: Very Good


R 190116 4” PFLUEGER MEDALIST 1498DA + EXTRA SPOOL. RH /LH. 8.5 oz. Rectangular Line Guard; Cap. WF-12 + 200 yd. Marked on frame: “Pflueger / 1498 DA / Made in U.S.A.” 6 rivets around spool latch cover; Ivory spool latch cover marked: “Pflueger / Made / in U.S.A. / Medalist.“ & Ivory drag adjustment screw; Strap over Drag Adjustment Screw; In Suede drawstring bag. [Circa 1965] . [Cat. 2019] R 190116 st–This 1965-era Medalist can be changed from RH to LH. Reel is spooled with an unmarked WF10F line + backing. Extra Spool has SA ULTRA WF10F + Backing. Both reel & extra spool are ... View more info

Image for 4” PFLUEGER MEDALIST 1498DA. RH /LH. 8.5 oz.  Rectangular Line Guard; Cap. WF-12 + 200 yd. Circa 1965.

4” PFLUEGER MEDALIST 1498DA. RH /LH. 8.5 oz. Rectangular Line Guard; Cap. WF-12 + 200 yd. Circa 1965.

By: PFLUEGER

Price: $50.00

Seller ID: R 190117. 4”

Condition: Good-Very Good


R 190117. 4” PFLUEGER MEDALIST 1498DA. RH /LH. 8.5 oz. Rectangular Line Guard; Cap. WF-12 + 200 yd. Marked on frame: “Pflueger / 1498 DA / Made in U.S.A.” 6 rivets around spool latch cover; Ivory spool latch cover marked: “Pflueger / Medalist / by Shakespeare.“ & Ivory drag adjustment screw; Strap over Drag Adjustment Screw; In Suede drawstring bag. [Circa 1965]. [Cat. 2019] R 190117 sz–This 1965-era Medalist can be changed from RH to LH. Reel is spooled with an unmarked WF9F line + backing. One screw is missing from frame. Good-Very Good. $50 View more info

Image for 4 ¼” ROSS CANYON BG-6. RH/LH. 8.7 oz. Cap. WF-11 + 250 yd.

4 ¼” ROSS CANYON BG-6. RH/LH. 8.7 oz. Cap. WF-11 + 250 yd.

By: ROSS

Price: $325.00

Seller ID: R 190159.

Condition: Near New.


R 190159. 4 ¼” ROSS CANYON BG-6. RH/LH. 8.7 oz. Cap. WF-11 + 250 yd. Black anodized finish; with In Ross blue neoprene pouch. With RIO unknown Spey line less tip + backing. {Cat. 2019] R 190159 o- Ross Canyon Big Game reels have an unparalleled reputation for reliable service under all conditions in salt and fresh water. This reel appears new, with no evidence of use on frame Even the Rio running line shows minimal use. A fine light Spey reel or big game reel. Near New. $325 View more info

Image for 4.0” SAGE 3400D Large Arbor. RH/LH. 7 3/8 oz. Cap. WF8 + 300 yd.

4.0” SAGE 3400D Large Arbor. RH/LH. 7 3/8 oz. Cap. WF8 + 300 yd.

By: SAGE

Price: $245.00

Seller ID: R 170183

Condition: Very Good.


R 170183. 4.0” SAGE 3400D Large Arbor. RH/LH. 7 3/8 oz. Cap. WF8 + 300 yd. [Cat. 2017] 17—0183jrx. - Proven large arbor sealed drag reel. With backing. With 10-point sealed drag system. In Sage Box with Neoprene Case. Wear marks on back frame. Very Good. $245 View more info

Image for R 930393. 2 3/4”  SARACIONE  PERFECTION No. 2.  EDWARD. VOM HOFE Reproduction. 5 oz. Cap. DT-4 + 50 yd. backing. Serial No. 015 of 50. In Arne Mason blocked leather case. SOLD

R 930393. 2 3/4” SARACIONE PERFECTION No. 2. EDWARD. VOM HOFE Reproduction. 5 oz. Cap. DT-4 + 50 yd. backing. Serial No. 015 of 50. In Arne Mason blocked leather case. SOLD

By: SARACIONE

Price: $4,250.00

Seller ID: R 930393

Condition: NEW.


R 930393. 2 3/4” SARACIONE PERFECTION No. 2. EDWARD. VOM HOFE Reproduction. 5 oz. Cap. DT-4 + 50 yd. backing. With five-position adjustable drag located around the handle collar. Constructed of hard rubber, nickel silver, and aluminum. Serial No. 015 of 50. Marked on base of reel foot: “2” / “015”; marked on oil cap: “J. Saracione U.S.A. / Maker.” In Arne Mason block leather case marked: “SARACIONE / No. 2.” [Cat. 72.] 93-0393 aikx. –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" Perfecti... View more info

Image for 4” SARACIONE “LEFTY KREH SPECIAL” MONARCH M-40/D.[Direct Drive] LHW. 13 oz. Cap. WF-12 + 250 yd. Black anodized alum.

4” SARACIONE “LEFTY KREH SPECIAL” MONARCH M-40/D.[Direct Drive] LHW. 13 oz. Cap. WF-12 + 250 yd. Black anodized alum.

By: SARACIONE

Price: $595.00

Seller ID: R 190213.

Condition: Near Fine


R 190213. 4” SARACIONE “LEFTY KREH SPECIAL” MONARCH M-40/D.[Direct Drive] LHW. 13 oz. Cap. WF-12 + 250 yd. Black anodized alum. Marked “SN. 0082” on foot; Marked “LEFTY KREH / SPECIAL” in white letters on spool; Marked:“Monarch M40/D by J. Saracione.” on spool edge. [Cat. 2019] R-190213 i. - Excellent Direct Drive salt water fly reel. With Scii. Angler Hi-D Shooting head with mono running line & backing. In zipped fleece-lined suede case with “Lefty / Kreh / ”Special” marked on case. Very slight rim wear on ¼ of back plate, o/w Near Fine. $595 View more info

Image for 3 7/8” SEAMASTER “TARPON” Anti-Reverse. Right-Hand. 1972 1st Model after “S” Handle;

3 7/8” SEAMASTER “TARPON” Anti-Reverse. Right-Hand. 1972 1st Model after “S” Handle;

By: SEAMASTER

Price: $950.00

Seller ID: R 120064

Condition: Fine.


3 7/8” SEAMASTER “TARPON” Anti-Reverse. Right-Hand. 1972 1st Model after original “S” Handle; Gold Anodized plate handle with Black Drag Knob in center; Gold back Frame; Screwed frame with 3 sculptured chrome cross-pillars; Black Spool; Marked “ Seamaster/ Tarpon” on plate; 12 oz. Cap. WF-12 + 300 yd. 30# ; In Seamaster Black Leatherette Bag.12-0064 flt. con-bl. Fine. View more info

Image for 3 7/8” SEAMASTER MASTERPIECE SERIES No.18 of 250.   DUAL MODE “MARK III” LEFT-HAND WIND. 13.1/4 oz. Cap. WF-12 + 300 yd. 30#.

3 7/8” SEAMASTER MASTERPIECE SERIES No.18 of 250. DUAL MODE “MARK III” LEFT-HAND WIND. 13.1/4 oz. Cap. WF-12 + 300 yd. 30#.

By: SEAMASTER

Price: $1,680.00

Seller ID: R 150001

Condition: NEW in BOX.


R 150001. 3 7/8” SEAMASTER MASTERPIECE SERIES No.18 of 250. DUAL MODE “MARK III” LEFT-HAND WIND. 13.1/4 oz. Cap. WF-12 + 300 yd. 30#. The Standard for Tarpon. In lustrous Gold frame, spool & Drag Knob; Embellished with fine Spanish scroll work circling the spool; Marked “ Seamaster/” on drag knob marked “ Bob McChristian Jr. / No. 18” on rear frame; In Seamaster Black Pouch & a beautiful Walnut box with an Authentication Certificate. .[Cat. 71.] 15-0001 ast. – Only 250 reel in the Mark Masterpiece Series were made. They sold New in the late 1990’s for $2500. A... View more info

Image for 3 7/8” SEAMASTER Custom Built for John Emery.  RHW. This reel has the frame and cross pillars of the original “S-Handle” Seamaster, but it is a Direct Drive, with the Drag Knob in the center of the spool.

3 7/8” SEAMASTER Custom Built for John Emery. RHW. This reel has the frame and cross pillars of the original “S-Handle” Seamaster, but it is a Direct Drive, with the Drag Knob in the center of the spool.

By: SEAMASTER

Price: $1,995.00

Seller ID: R 120369

Condition: Near Fine


R 120369. 3 7/8” SEAMASTER Custom Built for John Emery. RHW. This reel has the frame and cross pillars of the original “S-Handle” Seamaster, but it is a Direct Drive, with the Drag Knob in the center of the spool. Drag knob is a small 5/8 in. diam. Chromed dial; Gold Anodized spool;; Gold back Frame; Screwed frame with 3 sculptured chrome cross-pillars; Black knob with bright counterbalance opposite. A very rare reel, and possibly one of a kind. A slightly different reel was built for Flip Pallott. In a zip leather case. 12-0369 adm. Some wear on rims, and light scratches on rear pla... View more info

Image for 3 1/2“ SHAKESPEARE No. 1095. RH. Click reel. Built on frame of Medalist 1495.

3 1/2“ SHAKESPEARE No. 1095. RH. Click reel. Built on frame of Medalist 1495.

By: SHAKESPEARE

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: R 150269

Condition: Very Good


R 150269. 3 1/2“ SHAKESPEARE No. 1095. RH. Click reel. Built on frame of Medalist 1495. [Cat. 71.] 15-0269 x –With unknown WF8F line & backing. Very Good. $25 View more info

Image for 4.0” STH ELISIO’S DD 12. 10 oz. Cap. WF-12 + 350 yd. RH/LH. Direct Drive.

4.0” STH ELISIO’S DD 12. 10 oz. Cap. WF-12 + 350 yd. RH/LH. Direct Drive.

By: STH

Price: $110.00

Seller ID: R 170186

Condition: Good-Very Good


R 170186. 4.0” STH ELISIO’S DD 12. 10 oz. Cap. WF-12 + 350 yd. RH/LH. Direct Drive. [Cat. 2017] 17—0186 rx.. –Specially-designed salt water reel from Argentina distributed by Cortland; sold for nearly $400 in 2009. Fully machined from 6061-T6 aircraft aluminum; special cork/Teflon/cork disk drag. With Dacron backing. Good-Very Good. $110 View more info

Image for 4.0” STH ELISIO’S DD 12. 10 oz. Cap. WF-12 + 350 yd. RH/LH. Direct Drive.

4.0” STH ELISIO’S DD 12. 10 oz. Cap. WF-12 + 350 yd. RH/LH. Direct Drive.

By: STH

Price: $110.00

Seller ID: R 170187

Condition: Good-Very Good


R 170187. 4.0” STH ELISIO’S DD 12. 10 oz. Cap. WF-12 + 350 yd. RH/LH. Direct Drive. [Cat. 2017] 17—0187 rx.. –Specially-designed salt water reel from Argentina distributed by Cortland; sold for nearly $400 in 2009. Fully machined from 6061-T6 aircraft aluminum; special cork/Teflon/cork disk drag. With Dacron backing. Good-Very Good. $110 View more info

Image for 4” TIBOR RIPTIDE RH/LH. 9.5 oz. Cap. WF-10 + 200 yd. Serial No. H497. Bright Silver.  In Tibor Box with Pouch, Warranty, & Papers.

4” TIBOR RIPTIDE RH/LH. 9.5 oz. Cap. WF-10 + 200 yd. Serial No. H497. Bright Silver. In Tibor Box with Pouch, Warranty, & Papers.

By: TIBOR

Price: $525.00

Seller ID: R 190054

Condition: Near Fine


R 190054. Has Scientific Angler Horizon WF-10F + 200 yd. 30# Micron. [Cat. 2019] R 190054 con-bs. –A stellar reel for permit, bonefish, & mid-size salt water fish. Tibor has a well-deserved reputation. The Tibor Series of Reels were first introduced I 1995 and have established themselves as the benchmark for custom-crafted fly reels. This reel has been used- the fly line has a salt water shook tippet attached; few small scratches on back plate. [List $728] Near Fine. $525 View more info

Image for  2 1/2“UNKNOWN Brass Plate Wind with Prize Inscription dated 1893;  RH/LH;  Smooth brass foot 2 5/8 in. cut down on edges; Fixed check; Marked on face plate “D.A.C./ PRIZE / J.E. MACHAN / 1893.”  7.5 oz.

2 1/2“UNKNOWN Brass Plate Wind with Prize Inscription dated 1893; RH/LH; Smooth brass foot 2 5/8 in. cut down on edges; Fixed check; Marked on face plate “D.A.C./ PRIZE / J.E. MACHAN / 1893.” 7.5 oz.

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $135.00

Seller ID: R 190044

Condition: Very Good


R 190044. 2 1/2“UNKNOWN Brass Plate Wind with Prize Inscription dated 1893; RH/LH; Smooth brass foot 2 5/8 in. cut down on edges; Fixed check; Marked on face plate “D.A.C./ PRIZE / J.E. MACHAN / 1893.” 7.5 oz. 13/16 in. spool width; Ivorine bone knob. [Cat. 2019.] R 190044 mt –This School Prize reel was made in 1893.The original bronzed finish has been mostly removed from the face plate to show the prize inscription; about 70% finish on rest of reel. Click check is good in both directions. With old tan checked line. This reel would fish well with a WF3 or 4 line. Cloth Bag. Very Go... View more info

Image for 3 7/8” EDWARD VOM HOFE No. 423 RESTIGOUCHE 4/0 Single Action. RHW. Serial No. E193 [1938.] 15 oz. Cap. WF-12 + 250 yd.

3 7/8” EDWARD VOM HOFE No. 423 RESTIGOUCHE 4/0 Single Action. RHW. Serial No. E193 [1938.] 15 oz. Cap. WF-12 + 250 yd.

By: VOM HOFE, EDWARD

Price: $2,350.00

Seller ID: R-180009

Condition: Very Good-Near Fine


R-180009. 3 7/8” EDWARD VOM HOFE No. 423 RESTIGOUCHE 4/0 Single Action. RHW. Serial No. E193 [1938.] 15 oz. Cap. WF-12 + 250 yd. Spool width 1 11/16 in.; Hard rubber side plates with rolled-over nickel-silver rims; Nickel-silver pillars & S-shaped handle; Black knob with counterbalance; Roller bars front & back; Nickel-silver reel spool with bronze center stem; Nickel-silver foot marked: “423 / 4/0 / E193” [Foot measures 3 1/8 in.]; 7-position drag adjustment on back plate; back-sliding click on face plate; Oil port marked: “Edw. vom Hofe / NY/ Pat. May 20.02” [Used from 1902-1947... View more info

Image for 4 1/4” EDWARD VOM HOFE No. 423 RESTIGOUCHE 6/0 Single Action. RHW. No Serial No. 16.5 oz. Cap. WF-12 + 400 yd. Circa 1883-1895; Foot cut down to 2 5/8 in. Back plate has a hairline crack.

4 1/4” EDWARD VOM HOFE No. 423 RESTIGOUCHE 6/0 Single Action. RHW. No Serial No. 16.5 oz. Cap. WF-12 + 400 yd. Circa 1883-1895; Foot cut down to 2 5/8 in. Back plate has a hairline crack.

By: VOM HOFE, EDWARD

Price: $1,750.00

Seller ID: R 190037

Condition: Very Good


R 190037. 4 1/4” EDWARD VOM HOFE No. 423 RESTIGOUCHE 6/0 Single Action. RHW. No Serial No. 16.5 oz. Cap. WF-12 + 400 yd. Spool width 1 3/4 in.; Hard rubber side plates with rolled-over nickel-silver rims; Nickel-silver pillars & S-shaped handle; Black knob with counterbalance; Single Roller bar on front; Nickel-silver reel spool with bronze center stem; Nickel-silver foot.; 7-position drag adjustment on front plate under the handle collar; Marked: “Edw. Vom Hofe, Maker & Patentee- Pat’d Set. 2, ’79 * Fulton St. N.Y.” Domed Back-sliding click on rear plate; Oil port marked: “Edw. v... View more info

Image for 4 1/4” EDWARD VOM HOFE No. 423 RESTIGOUCHE 6/0 Single Action. RHW. Serial No. “H254” [1915]  16.5 oz. Cap. WF-12 + 400 yd.

4 1/4” EDWARD VOM HOFE No. 423 RESTIGOUCHE 6/0 Single Action. RHW. Serial No. “H254” [1915] 16.5 oz. Cap. WF-12 + 400 yd.

By: VOM HOFE, EDWARD

Price: $1,650.00

Seller ID: R 190186.

Condition: Very Good


R 190186. 4 1/4” EDWARD VOM HOFE No. 423 RESTIGOUCHE 6/0 Single Action. RHW. Serial No. “H254” [1915] 16.5 oz. Cap. WF-12 + 400 yd. Spool width 1 3/4 in.; Hard rubber side plates with rolled-over nickel-silver rims; Nickel-silver pillars & Nickel-silver S-shaped handle; Black knob with counterbalance; Dual Roller bars on front & rear; Nickel-silver reel spool with bronze center stem; Nickel-silver foot.[2 7/8”]; 7-position drag adjustment on back plate; Marked: “Edw. Vom Hofe, Maker & Patentee- Pat’d Set. 2, ’79 * Fulton St. N.Y.” Domed Back-sliding click on rear plate; Oil ... View more info

Image for  3 7/8 EDWARD VOM HOFE No. 423 RESTIGOUCHE 4/0 Single Action. RHW. Serial No. M311 [1920.] In EVH FACTORY BOX.  15 oz. Cap. WF-12 + 250 yd.

3 7/8 EDWARD VOM HOFE No. 423 RESTIGOUCHE 4/0 Single Action. RHW. Serial No. M311 [1920.] In EVH FACTORY BOX. 15 oz. Cap. WF-12 + 250 yd.

By: VOM HOFE, EDWARD

Price: $2,450.00

Seller ID: R 190183

Condition: Near Fine


R 190183 3 7/8 EDWARD VOM HOFE No. 423 RESTIGOUCHE 4/0 Single Action. RHW. Serial No. M311 [1920.] In EVH FACTORY BOX. 15 oz. Cap. WF-12 + 250 yd. Spool width 1 11/16 in.; Hard rubber side plates with rolled-over nickel-silver rims; Nickel-silver pillars & S-shaped handle; Black knob with counterbalance; Roller bars front & back; Nickel-silver reel spool with bronze center stem; Nickel-silver foot marked: “423 / 4/0 / M311” [Foot measures 3 1/8 in.]; 7-position drag adjustment on back plate; back-sliding click on face plate; Oil port marked: “Edw. vom Hofe / NY/ Pat. July 14, 96” [Us... View more info

Image for 3 5/8” EDWARD VOM HOFE No. 504 TOBIQUE 2/0 Multiplier. RHW. No Serial No. [Circa 1940’s Philadelphia]  In EVH FACTORY BOX. 12 oz. Cap. WF-9 + 150 yd.

3 5/8” EDWARD VOM HOFE No. 504 TOBIQUE 2/0 Multiplier. RHW. No Serial No. [Circa 1940’s Philadelphia] In EVH FACTORY BOX. 12 oz. Cap. WF-9 + 150 yd.

By: VOM HOFE, EDWARD

Price: $2,450.00

Seller ID: R 190184

Condition: Very Good


R 190184 3 5/8” EDWARD VOM HOFE No. 504 TOBIQUE 2/0 Multiplier. RHW. No Serial No. [Circa 1940’s Philadelphia] In EVH FACTORY BOX. 12 oz. Cap. WF-9 + 150 yd. Spool width 1 3/16 in.; Hard rubber side plates with rolled-over nickel-silver rims; Nickel-silver pillars & S-shaped Aluminum handle; Black knob with counterbalance; Roller bars front & back; Aluminum reel spool with bronze center stem; Bright aluminum foot marked: “504 / 2/0” [Foot measures 2 3/4 in.]; 7-position drag adjustment on back plate; back-sliding click on face plate; Oil port marked: “Edw. vom Hofe / Phila./ Pat. Ma... View more info

Image for 3 1/8” EDWARD VOM HOFE No. 504 TOBIQUE 1/0 Multiplier. RHW. Serial No. K77 [1940’s.] 7 1/2 oz. Cap. WF-7 + 100 yd.

3 1/8” EDWARD VOM HOFE No. 504 TOBIQUE 1/0 Multiplier. RHW. Serial No. K77 [1940’s.] 7 1/2 oz. Cap. WF-7 + 100 yd.

By: VOM HOFE, EDWARD

Price: $3,800.00

Seller ID: R-190187.

Condition: Fine


R-190187. 3 1/8” EDWARD VOM HOFE No. 504 TOBIQUE 1/0 Multiplier. RHW. Serial No. K77 [1940’s.] 7 1/2 oz. Cap. WF-7 + 100 yd. Spool width 1 3/16 in.; Hard rubber side plates with rolled-over nickel-silver rims; Nickel-silver pillars & Nickel-silver S-shaped handle; Black knob with counterbalance; Roller bars front & back; Aluminum reel spool with bronze center stem; Aluminum foot marked: “504 / 1/0 / K77” [Foot measures 2 5/8 in.]; 5-position drag adjustment on back plate; back-sliding click on back plate; Oil port marked: “Edw. vom Hofe / NY/ Pat. July 14.96” [Used from 1896-1941].... View more info