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Image for 3.7” ABEL “SUPER 8” Serial # S1991.

3.7” ABEL “SUPER 8” Serial # S1991.

By: ABEL

Price: $375.00

Seller ID: R 130222

Condition: Very Fine-Near New.


3.7” ABEL “SUPER 8” Cap. WF-8 + 220 yd. 8.1 oz. Black finish. Serial # S1991. In Abel Pouch.. 13-0222 jsz. [List $700] Very Fine- Nr New. View more info

Image for 3.9” ABEL No.3 Reel. RH. 9.4 oz. Cap. #10 + 250 yd. Serial No. 560.  In ABEL Reel Case.

3.9” ABEL No.3 Reel. RH. 9.4 oz. Cap. #10 + 250 yd. Serial No. 560. In ABEL Reel Case.

By: ABEL

Price: $340.00

Seller ID: R 180095.

Condition: Near Fine


R 180095. 3.9” ABEL No.3 Reel. RH. 9.4 oz. Cap. #10 + 250 yd. Serial No. 560. With Sci. Angler ST 10S-IV head + Shooting Line + Backing. In ABEL fold-over Reel Case. [Cat. 2018] R 180095 is. – A finely-engineered reel for most salt water & steelhead-salmon fishing. Minor edge wear on frame. Near Fine. $340 View more info

Image for 3.9” ABEL No.3 EXTRA SPOOOL ONLY. With SCI. ANGLERS Wet Cel WF-10S-II Uniform Sink line + Backing. In Neoprene Case.

3.9” ABEL No.3 EXTRA SPOOOL ONLY. With SCI. ANGLERS Wet Cel WF-10S-II Uniform Sink line + Backing. In Neoprene Case.

By: ABEL

Price: $120.00

Seller ID: R 180099

Condition: Fine


R 180099. 3.9” ABEL No.3 EXTRA SPOOOL ONLY. With SCI. ANGLERS Wet Cel WF-10S-II Uniform Sink line + Backing. In Neoprene Case. [Cat. 2018] R 180099 n. –Fine. $120 View more info

Image for 3.25” ABEL TR-3 REEL. plus EXTRA SPOOL RH/LH. 4.5 oz. Cap. #7 + 125 yd. With unknown WF-8F line & backing. In ABEL fold-over Reel Case.  Extra Spool has no line, in ABEL Spool Bag.

3.25” ABEL TR-3 REEL. plus EXTRA SPOOL RH/LH. 4.5 oz. Cap. #7 + 125 yd. With unknown WF-8F line & backing. In ABEL fold-over Reel Case. Extra Spool has no line, in ABEL Spool Bag.

By: ABEL

Price: $295.00

Seller ID: R 180091

Condition: Near Fine


R 180091. 3.25” ABEL TR-3 Reel & EXTRA SPOOL. RH/LH. 4.5 oz. Cap. #7 + 125 yd. With unknown WF-8F line & backing. In ABEL fold-over Reel Case. Extra Spool in ABEL Spool Bag. [Cat. 2018] R 180091 jq. – A finely-engineered reel for most trout fishing, no longer available in this model. Near Fine-Fine. $295 View more info

Image for 3 1/4“ AIREX “ABLEETE No. 371. RH/LH. No Line Guard; Click Check; Push button spool release; Light Gray enamel finish. 4 1/2 oz. Cap. WF4-5 + backing.

3 1/4“ AIREX “ABLEETE No. 371. RH/LH. No Line Guard; Click Check; Push button spool release; Light Gray enamel finish. 4 1/2 oz. Cap. WF4-5 + backing.

By: AIREX

Price: $55.00

Seller ID: R 150258

Condition: Good


R 150258. 3 1/4“ AIREX “ABLEETE No. 371. RH/LH. No Line Guard; Click Check; Push button spool release; Light Gray enamel finish. 4 1/2 oz. Cap. WF4-5 + backing. [Cat. 71] 15-0258 s. –Fine reel made by Meisselbach-Airex in the late 1950’s. With Air Cel Supreme WF5F line & backing. Finish crudely removed from back frame. Good. $55 View more info

Image for 3 1/4“ AIREX “ABLEETE No. 375. RH/LH. Reversible Line Guard; Click Check; Push button spool release; 4 1/2 oz. Cap. WF4-5 + backing.

3 1/4“ AIREX “ABLEETE No. 375. RH/LH. Reversible Line Guard; Click Check; Push button spool release; 4 1/2 oz. Cap. WF4-5 + backing.

By: AIREX

Price: $85.00

Seller ID: R 150257

Condition: Near Fine


R 150257. 3 1/4“ AIREX “ABLEETE No. 375. RH/LH. Reversible Line Guard; Click Check with Dupl. spring but no extra pawl; Push button spool release; Light Gray enamel finish. 4 1/2 oz. Cap. WF4-5 + backing. [Cat. 71] 15-0257 sv. –Fine reel made by Meisselbach-Airex in the late 1950’s. With WF line & backing. Near Fine. $85 View more info

Image for 4 1/4” ALLCOCKS [JW YOUNG]  “PERFECT-TYPE” SALMON REEL. No Line Guard.  RHW.  Long smooth brass foot fastened with 3 screws [3 1/4"]; Adjustable Dual Check  Mechanism; Ball-bearing Race; White Xylonite Knob; Totally unmarked on frame or internally.  13 ¾ oz. Cap. #10/11/12 Spey + backing. 1930'S.

4 1/4” ALLCOCKS [JW YOUNG] “PERFECT-TYPE” SALMON REEL. No Line Guard. RHW. Long smooth brass foot fastened with 3 screws [3 1/4"]; Adjustable Dual Check Mechanism; Ball-bearing Race; White Xylonite Knob; Totally unmarked on frame or internally. 13 ¾ oz. Cap. #10/11/12 Spey + backing. 1930'S.

By: ALLCOCKS [J W YOUNG]

Price: $525.00

Seller ID: R 150186

Condition: Fine.


R 150186. 4 1/4” ALLCOCKS [JW YOUNG] “PERFECT-TYPE” SALMON REEL. No Line Guard. RHW. Long smooth brass foot fastened with 3 screws [3 1/4"]; Adjustable Dual Check Mechanism; Ball-bearing Race; White Xylonite Knob; Totally unmarked on frame or internally. 13 ¾ oz. Cap. #10/11/12 Spey + backing. This is the Pattern No. 10B Salmon & Trout Reel illustrated on pp. 76-77 of Elwyn A. Atwood: J.W. YOUNG and SONS. A Century of the Art of Fishing Reel Making. [2009]. This reel was made in the 1930’s. This handle-plate reel was similar to the Hardy Perfect, but incorporated a screw on t... View more info

Image for 4” ALLCOCKS [JW YOUNG]  “ SALMON AND TROUT” REEL. No Line Guard.  RHW.  Long smooth brass foot fastened with 3 screws [3 1/4"]; Single non-adjustable Check  Mechanism; White Xylonite Knob; Totally unmarked on frame or internally. 10 ¾ oz. Cap. 8/9/10 Spey plus backing.

4” ALLCOCKS [JW YOUNG] “ SALMON AND TROUT” REEL. No Line Guard. RHW. Long smooth brass foot fastened with 3 screws [3 1/4"]; Single non-adjustable Check Mechanism; White Xylonite Knob; Totally unmarked on frame or internally. 10 ¾ oz. Cap. 8/9/10 Spey plus backing.

By: ALLCOCKS [JW YOUNG]

Price: $275.00

Seller ID: R 150187

Condition: Fine.


R 150187. 4” ALLCOCKS [JW YOUNG] “ SALMON AND TROUT” REEL. No Line Guard. RHW. Long smooth brass foot fastened with 3 screws [3 1/4"]; Single non-adjustable Check Mechanism; White Xylonite Knob; Totally unmarked on frame or internally. 10 ¾ oz. Cap. 8/9/10 Spey plus backing. This is the Pattern No. 1C Salmon & Trout Reel illustrated on page 66 of Elwyn A. Atwood: J.W. YOUNG and SONS. A Century of the Art of Fishing Reel Making. [2009]. This reel was introduced in 1939. In original Black enamel finish. [Cat. 71.] 15-0187 jov. - Retains over 98% of original black finish; some f... View more info

Image for 4” ALLCOCKS [JW YOUNG]  “PERFECT-TYPE” SALMON REEL. No Line Guard.  RHW.  Long [3 1/4 “] smooth brass foot; 12 oz. Cap. #8/9/10 Spey + backing. In Neoprene pouch.

4” ALLCOCKS [JW YOUNG] “PERFECT-TYPE” SALMON REEL. No Line Guard. RHW. Long [3 1/4 “] smooth brass foot; 12 oz. Cap. #8/9/10 Spey + backing. In Neoprene pouch.

By: ALLCOCKS [JW YOUNG]

Price: $450.00

Seller ID: R 170232

Condition: Very Good


R 170232. 4” ALLCOCKS [JW YOUNG] “PERFECT-TYPE” SALMON REEL. No Line Guard. RHW. Long [3 1/4 “] smooth brass foot fastened with 3 screws-; must be cut down for modern seats; Adjustable Dual Check Mechanism; Ball-bearing Race; White Xylonite Knob; Totally unmarked on frame or internally. 12 oz. Cap. #8/9/10 Spey + backing. In Neoprene pouch. [Cat. 2017] 17-0232 irx. –This reel really screams with the outgoing drag. Every fisherman on the river will know when you have a fish on. This is the Pattern No. 10B Salmon & Trout Reel illustrated on pp. 76-77 of Elwyn A. Atwood: J.W. YOU... View more info

Image for 4” ALLISON  SALMON REEL. RHW. 10 1/8 oz. Cap. WF-10 + 200 yd. Spool Width 7/8 in. Marked on back plate: “Allison / Reel /Arnold Products / Boston 15, Mass / USA / Pat. Appl’d for.”

4” ALLISON SALMON REEL. RHW. 10 1/8 oz. Cap. WF-10 + 200 yd. Spool Width 7/8 in. Marked on back plate: “Allison / Reel /Arnold Products / Boston 15, Mass / USA / Pat. Appl’d for.”

By: ALLISON

Price: $525.00

Seller ID: R 160050

Condition: Good-Very Good


R 160050 4” ALLISON SALMON REEL. RHW. 10 1/8 oz. Cap. WF-10 + 200 yd. Spool Width 7/8 in. Marked on back plate: “Allison / Reel /Arnold Products / Boston 15, Mass / USA / Pat. Appl’d for.” One-piece black anodized alum. frame; bright alum one-piece spool; yellow knob; Improved drag consisting of a varying drag with a rotating cam on a mounted brake drum and brake shoe. The Patent for the drag was applied for on March 18, 1946 and granted on May 1, 1951 to Lowell Mont Allison of Belmont, Mass. as Patent No. 2,551,309. Reel foot of chromed brass with length of 2 ¾ in. Ingenious lift &... View more info

Image for 4 1/4“ ARMY & NAVY CO-OP SOC. LTD. Brass & Ebonite Plate Wind; N/S rolled rims; RH/LH;  Long smooth brass foot 3 5/8 in. No operational check. 17 oz.

4 1/4“ ARMY & NAVY CO-OP SOC. LTD. Brass & Ebonite Plate Wind; N/S rolled rims; RH/LH; Long smooth brass foot 3 5/8 in. No operational check. 17 oz.

By: ARMY & NAVY CO-OP SOC.

Price: $95.00

Seller ID: R 190039

Condition: Good


R 190039. 4 1/4“ ARMY & NAVY CO-OP SOC. LTD. Brass & Ebonite Plate Wind; N/S rolled rims; RH/LH; Long smooth brass foot 3 5/8 in.; Marked on face plate “A & N. C.S.L./ 105 Victoria St. S.L” 17 oz. 1 3/8 in. spool width; Dark horn knob. [Cat. 2019.] R 190039 o – Handsome reel from the early 1900’s. Unpolished bronze faceplate with about 80% original finish; No operational check; Ebonite back plate with mild marks & scratches; Fine display piece. In Crown Royal Bag. With noted fault, Good. $95 View more info

Image for R 190040. 3 3/4“ ARMY & NAVY CO-OP SOC. LTD. Brass Plate Wind;  RH/LH;  Long smooth brass foot 3 3/8 in.; Fixed Check; 19 oz.

R 190040. 3 3/4“ ARMY & NAVY CO-OP SOC. LTD. Brass Plate Wind; RH/LH; Long smooth brass foot 3 3/8 in.; Fixed Check; 19 oz.

By: ARMY & NAVY CO-OP SOC.

Price: $125.00

Seller ID: R 190040

Condition: Very Giood


R 190040. 3 3/4“ ARMY & NAVY CO-OP SOC. LTD. Brass Plate Wind; RH/LH; Long smooth brass foot 3 3/8 in.; One end of foot has been cut down; Marked on face plate “A & N. C.S.L./ 105 Victoria St. S.L. / 2” 19 oz. 1 3/8 in. spool width; Dark horn knob. [Cat. 2019.] R 190040 o – Handsome reel from the early 1900’s. Polished & lacquered brass; Fixed check; Fine display piece. In Crown Royal Bag. Very Good. $125 View more info

Image for  3 1/8“ ARMY & NAVY CO-OP SOC. LTD. Brass Plate Wind;  RH/LH;  Smooth brass foot 2 5/8 in. 13 oz. Fixed Check.

3 1/8“ ARMY & NAVY CO-OP SOC. LTD. Brass Plate Wind; RH/LH; Smooth brass foot 2 5/8 in. 13 oz. Fixed Check.

By: ARMY & NAVY CO-OP SOC.

Price: $125.00

Seller ID: R 190041

Condition: Very Good


R 190041. 3 1/8“ ARMY & NAVY CO-OP SOC. LTD. Brass Plate Wind; RH/LH; Smooth brass foot 2 5/8 in.; Marked on end of foot: “3 ¼”; Marked on face plate “A & N. C.S.L./ Makers/ 105 Victoria St. Westminister” 13 oz. 1 1/4 in. spool width; Ivorine knob. [Cat. 2019.] R 190041 o – Handsome reel from the early 1900’s. Gurnmetal finished brass; Faceplate has been polished. Fixed check, slightly rough in places. Fine display piece. In cloth bag. Very Good / Near Fine. $125 View more info

Image for 2 3/4”  BOGDAN BABY TROUT LHW. Special All Black Anodized Finish. 11/16 in. wide. 4 oz. Cap. WF 3F  + 10 yd. Backing.  In original Bogdan suede leather bag.

2 3/4” BOGDAN BABY TROUT LHW. Special All Black Anodized Finish. 11/16 in. wide. 4 oz. Cap. WF 3F + 10 yd. Backing. In original Bogdan suede leather bag.

By: BOGDAN

Price: $2,950.00

Seller ID: R 160288

Condition: As NEW


R 160288. 2 3/4” BOGDAN BABY TROUT LHW. Special All Black Anodized Finish. 11/16 in. wide. 4 oz. Cap. WF 3F + 10 yd. Backing. In original Bogdan suede leather bag. [Cat. 72.] 16-0288 aaiqz. –The late Stanley Bogdan had been making quality salmon and trout reels since 1940. His exquisitely finished creations of anodized black and bright aluminum are crafted from solid bar stock. Fishermen and collectors have long prized his reels, which means that demand far exceeds supply. This reel is the smallest model made by Stan. It is specially set up for Left-Hand wind, and has a special black a... View more info

Image for 3 3/4” BOGDAN Model 200-M. Salmon Reel.  RHW.  12.5 oz. Cap. WF10 + 180  yd. 2:1 Multiplier. Abercrombie & Fitch Light Gold Anodized Frame; Black Handle, Knob & Reel Seat. In Abercrombie & Fitch Block Leather Reel Case.

3 3/4” BOGDAN Model 200-M. Salmon Reel. RHW. 12.5 oz. Cap. WF10 + 180 yd. 2:1 Multiplier. Abercrombie & Fitch Light Gold Anodized Frame; Black Handle, Knob & Reel Seat. In Abercrombie & Fitch Block Leather Reel Case.

By: BOGDAN

Price: $2,850.00

Seller ID: R 180062

Condition: Near Fine-Fine.


R 180062. 3 3/4” BOGDAN Model 200-M. Salmon Reel. RHW. 12.5 oz. Cap. WF10 + 180 yd. 2:1 Multiplier. Abercrombie & Fitch Light Gold Anodized Frame; Black Handle, Knob & Reel Seat. Marked: “A&F 200 M” at base of foot; Marked: “61-77” on side of foot. In Abercrombie & Fitch Block Leather Reel Case. [Cat. 2018] R 180062 af. - Stanley Bogdan was turned into a production reel maker with his first order for 40 reels from Abercrombie & Fitch in 1955. Each A&F reel had a Serial No. on the side of the reel foot. This reel was the 77th reel made in 1966. This reel has 20# greenspot dacron b... View more info

Image for 2 3/4” BOGDAN BABY TROUT WIDE. RH. 4 1/2 oz. Cap. WF 4F + 25 yd.

2 3/4” BOGDAN BABY TROUT WIDE. RH. 4 1/2 oz. Cap. WF 4F + 25 yd.

By: BOGDAN

Price: $2,650.00

Seller ID: R 190053

Condition: NEW


R 190053. 2 3/4” BOGDAN BABY TROUT WIDE. RH. 4 1/2 oz. Cap. WF 4F + 25 yd. 31/32” width; Special anodized black & silver finish. With Stan Bogdan’s original Paper Tag labeled: “Small Wide Trout 2 3/4“/ Right Hand”; In original Bogdan suede leather bag. Brand New – never been lined or fished. [Cat. 2019] R 1900153 con-bs. –The late Stan Bogdan has been making quality salmon and trout reels since 1940. His exquisitely finished creations of anodized black and bright aluminum are crafted from solid bar stock. Fishermen and collectors have long prized his reels, which means that de... View more info

Image for 3 ½” BRUCE & WALKER EXPERT Trout No. 1 EXTRA SPOOL ONLY.

3 ½” BRUCE & WALKER EXPERT Trout No. 1 EXTRA SPOOL ONLY.

By: BRUCE & WALKER [by J.W. YOUNG]

Price: $35.00

Seller ID: R 130433

Condition: NEW in Box.


3 ½” BRUCE & WALKER EXPERT Trout No. 1 EXTRA SPOOL ONLY. Cat. DT-6 + 50 yd. 13-0433 con-dc. Made by J.W. Young. NEW in Box. View more info

Image for 3 3/4” CORTLAND “ENDURANCE II” Large Arbor

3 3/4” CORTLAND “ENDURANCE II” Large Arbor

By: CORTLAND

Price: $75.00

Seller ID: R 060050

Condition: NEW.


3 3/4” CORTLAND “ENDURANCE II” Large Arbor Fly Reel. LH/RH. 6.7 oz. Capacity WF-8 + 200 yd. Cast & Machined Aluminum frame & spool; Audible outgoing check; Quick-change spool. Sealed bearings & sealed drag. In Box with Bag, Warranty, & Papers. 06-0050 o. NEW. [List $99.95] View more info

Image for 3 3/4”  CORTLAND “CLIMAX IV 8/9” MID –ARBOR.

3 3/4” CORTLAND “CLIMAX IV 8/9” MID –ARBOR.

By: CORTLAND

Price: $115.00

Seller ID: R 080005

Condition: NEW.


3 3/4” CORTLAND “CLIMAX IV 8/9” MID –ARBOR. 6.7 oz. Cap. WF-9 + 110 yd. Machined Aluminum frame & spool; Audible outgoing check; Quick-change spool. Sealed bearings & sealed drag. In Box with Neoprene pouch. 08-0005 ly. NEW. [List $139.95] View more info

Image for 4” DINGLEY “PERFECT-TYPE” Salmon Reel; RHW; Solid frame with plate handle; Fat Erinoid knob; Free-Floating Ball-bearing thrust; Dual spring & pawl Adj. check with  Tension regulator; Spool retaining screw;  long smooth brass foot [3”] cut down for modern seats];  14 1/4 oz.; Circa 1920- 30’s.

4” DINGLEY “PERFECT-TYPE” Salmon Reel; RHW; Solid frame with plate handle; Fat Erinoid knob; Free-Floating Ball-bearing thrust; Dual spring & pawl Adj. check with Tension regulator; Spool retaining screw; long smooth brass foot [3”] cut down for modern seats]; 14 1/4 oz.; Circa 1920- 30’s.

By: DINGLEY

Price: $495.00

Seller ID: R 150188

Condition: Very Good


R 150188. 4” DINGLEY “PERFECT-TYPE” Salmon Reel; RHW; Marked “J.S. Walker Bampton & Co. / Makers” on face plate; Solid frame with plate handle; Fat Erinoid knob; Free-Floating Ball-bearing thrust; Dual spring & pawl Adj. check with Tension regulator; Spool retaining screw; Marked on inside frame & face plate “1”; long smooth brass foot [3”] stamped “1” cut down for modern seats]; foot fastened with 4 screws; 14 1/4 oz.; Uniformly worn gunmetal finish. The Erinoid knob which has crazed to a dull grey dates the reel to 1920- 30’s. [Cat. 71.] 15-0188 ilt. –A fine Spe... View more info