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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]... 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 intr... 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... View more info

Image for 2 7/8” ARMY & NAVY  “PERFECT” Type. 6 2/3 oz. Cap. WF-6 + 50 yd. Bridged Tension Regulator; Ivorine Knob; No Ball Bearings; Left-hand Spool Retaining Screw;   Brass Stem & Bushing; Marked on Face Plate: “Army & Navy / London;” Farlow ”Holdfast” TM on inside of face plate

2 7/8” ARMY & NAVY “PERFECT” Type. 6 2/3 oz. Cap. WF-6 + 50 yd. Bridged Tension Regulator; Ivorine Knob; No Ball Bearings; Left-hand Spool Retaining Screw; Brass Stem & Bushing; Marked on Face Plate: “Army & Navy / London;” Farlow ”Holdfast” TM on inside of face plate

By: ARMY & NAVY by FARLOW

Price: $375.00

Seller ID: R 180187

Condition: Very Good


R 180187 2 7/8” ARMY & NAVY “PERFECT” Type. 6 2/3 oz. Cap. WF-6 + 50 yd. Bridged Tension Regulator; Ivorine Knob; No Ball Bearings; Left-hand Spool Retaining Screw; Brass Stem & Bushing; Marked on Face Plate: “Army & Navy / London;” Farlow ”Holdfast” TM on inside of face plate; Marked “12” on Frame, Face Plate, & Spool; Smooth Brass Foot; Aluminum Frame, Face Plate, & Perforated Spool. [Cat. 2018] R 180187 j. – Army & Navy /London operated from ... View more info

Image for 4” DINGLEY “PERFECT-TYPE” Salmon Reel; RHW; Solid frame with plate handle; Fat Ivorine knob; Free-Floating Ball-bearing thrust; Single spring & pawl Adj. check with  Tension regulator; Spool retaining screw; Marked on inside frame “D  2”; long smooth brass foot [3 3/8”]  stamped “2”[must be cut down for modern seats]; 13 3/4 oz.; Circa 1920- 30’s. SOLD

4” DINGLEY “PERFECT-TYPE” Salmon Reel; RHW; Solid frame with plate handle; Fat Ivorine knob; Free-Floating Ball-bearing thrust; Single spring & pawl Adj. check with Tension regulator; Spool retaining screw; Marked on inside frame “D 2”; long smooth brass foot [3 3/8”] stamped “2”[must be cut down for modern seats]; 13 3/4 oz.; Circa 1920- 30’s. SOLD

By: DINGLEY

Price: $495.00

Seller ID: R 140162

Condition: Very Good


4” DINGLEY “PERFECT-TYPE” Salmon Reel; RHW; Solid frame with plate handle; Fat Ivorine knob; Free-Floating Ball-bearing thrust; Single spring & pawl Adj. check with Tension regulator; Spool retaining screw; Marked on inside frame “D 2”; long smooth brass foot [3 3/8”] stamped “2”[must be cut down for modern seats]; foot fastened with 4 screws; 13 3/4 oz.; Uniformly worn gunmetal finish. Circa 1920- 30’s. –A fine Spey reel for 7/8/9 lines. This re... 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 fin... View more info

Image for 3 1/2“ [DINGLEY] ALEX MARTIN “THISTLE” Perfect-type plate reel; Bronze Line Guard; RH; Ball bearing race; Single adjustable check; 9.5 oz. Cap. WF-7 + Backing; Marked: “Alex Martin/ Glasgow / Edinburgh/ Aberdeen” // “Thistle.”  SOLD

3 1/2“ [DINGLEY] ALEX MARTIN “THISTLE” Perfect-type plate reel; Bronze Line Guard; RH; Ball bearing race; Single adjustable check; 9.5 oz. Cap. WF-7 + Backing; Marked: “Alex Martin/ Glasgow / Edinburgh/ Aberdeen” // “Thistle.” SOLD

By: DINGLEY

Price: $395.00

Seller ID: R 180033

Condition: Very Good


R 180033. 3 1/2“ [DINGLEY] ALEX MARTIN “THISTLE” Perfect-type plate reel; Bronze Line Guard; RH; Ball bearing race; Single adjustable check; 9.5 oz. Cap. WF-7 + Backing; Marked: “Alex Martin/ Glasgow / Edinburgh/ Aberdeen” // “Thistle.” Marked: “D1” inside frame; New smooth brass foot [2 ½ in.] installed by Archuleta; N/S spool retaining screw; Gunmetal grey finish. Cat.2018] R 18003 h. - W.H. Dingley started making reels for Hardy in 1891 after wor... View more info

Image for 3 3/8” EDWARD VOM HOFE No. 504 TOBIQUE 2/0 Multiplier. RHW. Serial No. F509 ;  10 1/2 oz. Cap. WF-9 + 150 yd.  Nickel-silver foot marked: “504 / 2/0 / F509” [Foot measures 2 3/4 in.]; In suede  zip Sheepskin case.

3 3/8” EDWARD VOM HOFE No. 504 TOBIQUE 2/0 Multiplier. RHW. Serial No. F509 ; 10 1/2 oz. Cap. WF-9 + 150 yd. Nickel-silver foot marked: “504 / 2/0 / F509” [Foot measures 2 3/4 in.]; In suede zip Sheepskin case.

By: EDWARD VOM HOFE

Price: $2,750.00

Seller ID: R 180131.

Condition: Very Good-Near Fine


R 180131. 3 3/8” EDWARD VOM HOFE No. 504 TOBIQUE 2/0 Multiplier. RHW. Serial No. F509 ; 10 1/2 oz. Cap. WF-9 + 150 yd. Spool width 1 3/8 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: “504 / 2/0 / F509” [Foot measures 2 3/4 in.]; 7-position drag adjustment on back plate; b... View more info

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

By: EDWARD VOM HOFE

Price: $3,250.00

Seller ID: R 180252

Condition: Near Fine


R 180252 3 5/8” EDWARD VOM HOFE No. 504 TOBIQUE 2/0 Multiplier. RHW. No Serial No. [Circa 1940’s] In Original 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-positio... View more info

Image for 4 1/2” FARLOW SCOTTISH PATTERN WOOD & BRASS PLATEWIND [Circa 1852-1884] 16 3/8 oz. 1 3/4 in. spool width; With “Chas. Farlow / Maker / 191 Strand London” engraved on brass face plate; Fixed check; Ivory Knob; 3 3/8 in. smooth Brass Foot;

4 1/2” FARLOW SCOTTISH PATTERN WOOD & BRASS PLATEWIND [Circa 1852-1884] 16 3/8 oz. 1 3/4 in. spool width; With “Chas. Farlow / Maker / 191 Strand London” engraved on brass face plate; Fixed check; Ivory Knob; 3 3/8 in. smooth Brass Foot;

By: FARLOW

Price: $395.00

Seller ID: R 180255

Condition: Very Good


R 180255 4 1/2” FARLOW SCOTTISH PATTERN WOOD & BRASS PLATEWIND [Circa 1852-1884] 16 3/8 oz. 1 3/4 in. spool width; With “Chas. Farlow / Maker / 191 Strand London” engraved on brass face plate; Fixed check; Ivory Knob; 3 3/8 in. smooth Brass Foot; Brass spool; 4 Sculptured Brass pillars; Steel screws securing frame to foot & cross pillars. [Cat. 2018.] R-180255 con-pa. –Here is a handsome 134-166 year-old salmon fishing reel. “Chas. Farlow / Maker” was changed... View more info

Image for 3 3/8” HARDY PERFECT. RH. 1899-1905 Check.

3 3/8” HARDY PERFECT. RH. 1899-1905 Check.

By: HARDY

Price: $250.00

Seller ID: R 011277

Condition: Fair. Parts Reel.


3 3/8” HARDY PERFECT. RH. 1899-1905 Check. Strapped Tension Regulator; With Open Oval logo: “Hardy Bros. /Maker/ Alnwick”& Straight Line Logo: “Hardy’s Pat./ “Perfect” Reel” on face plate; Bright alum. face plate & Blued frame & spool; Marked “10” on plate, frame. & spool; Brass ball bearings; all drag parts present & fully functional; full-length brass foot fastened with 5 rivets. With 4 cusps on spool; Early brass-centered spool insert. -01-127... View more info

Image for  4” HARDY BIRMINGHAM BRASS BRONZED PLATEWIND [Circa 1880-1910]  16 ½ oz.  With “Enclosed Oval Logo” & “Rod in Hand” Trademark; Fixed Check; Ebonite knob; 3 ¾ in. smooth Brass Foot;   in HARDY Brown Cardboard Box with Metal Edges.

4” HARDY BIRMINGHAM BRASS BRONZED PLATEWIND [Circa 1880-1910] 16 ½ oz. With “Enclosed Oval Logo” & “Rod in Hand” Trademark; Fixed Check; Ebonite knob; 3 ¾ in. smooth Brass Foot; in HARDY Brown Cardboard Box with Metal Edges.

By: HARDY

Price: $375.00

Seller ID: R 180253

Condition: Good-Very Good


R 180253 4” HARDY BIRMINGHAM BRASS BRONZED PLATEWIND [Circa 1880-1910] 16 ½ oz. 1 3/8” spool width; With “Enclosed Oval Logo” & “Rod in Hand” Trademark; Fixed Check; Ebonite knob; 3 ¾ in. smooth Brass Foot; in HARDY Brown Cardboard Box with Metal Edges. . [Cat. 2018.] R-180253 con-pa. –This reel was made for Hardy in Birmingham, the center of brass manufacture in Great Britain. HARDY offered reel stamped with their name starting in the 1880’s. HAR... View more info

Image for 2 1/2” HARDY BIRMINGHAM BRASS PLATEWIND [Circa 1880-1921]  6 1/4 oz. 3/4 in. spool width; With “Enclosed Oval Logo” Trademark; Fixed Check; Ebonite knob; 2 5/8 in. smooth Brass Foot;   in Leather Reel Case marked “Lady Brassey/ 3”

2 1/2” HARDY BIRMINGHAM BRASS PLATEWIND [Circa 1880-1921] 6 1/4 oz. 3/4 in. spool width; With “Enclosed Oval Logo” Trademark; Fixed Check; Ebonite knob; 2 5/8 in. smooth Brass Foot; in Leather Reel Case marked “Lady Brassey/ 3”

By: HARDY

Price: $550.00

Seller ID: R 180254

Condition: Very Good


R 180254 2 1/2” HARDY BIRMINGHAM BRASS PLATEWIND [Circa 1880-1921] 6 1/4 oz. 3/4 in. spool width; With “Enclosed Oval Logo” Trademark; Fixed Check; Ebonite knob; 2 5/8 in. smooth Brass Foot; in Leather Reel Case marked “Lady Brassey/ 3” [Cat. 2018.] R-180254 con-pa. –This Hardy reel is an attractive memento of a bygone era. The reel is completely fishable with a WF-3/4 line. It has a foot compatible with most reel seats, & a nice light check. The screw he... View more info

Image for 3 1/4” MEISSELBACH RAINBOW #631. 4 ¾ oz. Cap. DT-6 + backing. Fixed click check.

3 1/4” MEISSELBACH RAINBOW #631. 4 ¾ oz. Cap. DT-6 + backing. Fixed click check.

By: MEISSELBACH

Price: $30.00

Seller ID: R 170081

Condition: Good


R 170081. 3 1/4” MEISSELBACH RAINBOW #631. 4 ¾ oz. Cap. DT-6 + backing. Fixed click check. [Cat. 2017] 17-0081 s. –This reel was made from 1919-1937. It is missing nearly all of its enamel finish, but is still mechanically sound. Unsightly, but Good. $30 View more info

Image for 2 1/4”  [MONTAGUE] Unmarked; 60 yd. 1 in. pillar;  Circa 1915-1925’s.

2 1/4” [MONTAGUE] Unmarked; 60 yd. 1 in. pillar; Circa 1915-1925’s.

By: MONTAGUE

Price: $135.00

Seller ID: R 110427

Condition: Good-Very Good.


2 1/4” [MONTAGUE] Unmarked; 60 yd. 1 in. pillar; Hard rubber slide plates bound in nickel-plated brass; Spool, handle, & reel foot also nickel-plated brass; adjustable back sliding click; adjustable tension oil cap; Ivory Celluloid knob on counterbalanced handle; Marked “60” on base of reel foot. Circa 1915-1925’s. 11-0427 m –Most early Montague fly reels did not have any identification on them; this is identified by the 4 bent down rounded ears that conn... View more info

Image for 2 7/8“ ORVIS 1874 Patent. 2nd Model Riveted frame with stamped end camp. Nickeled brass; detach. winding crank with wooded knob.

2 7/8“ ORVIS 1874 Patent. 2nd Model Riveted frame with stamped end camp. Nickeled brass; detach. winding crank with wooded knob.

By: ORVIS

Price: $435.00

Seller ID: R 050241

Condition: Good-Very Good.


2 7/8“ ORVIS 1874 Patent. 2nd Model Riveted frame with stamped end camp. Marked “C.F. Orvis Maker. Manchester Vt./ Patented /May 12th/ 1874 ” on back cap; Nickeled brass; detach. winding crank with wooded knob. Rear cap lacks most of its plating; foot filed; click inoperative. Frame straight & free-turning; plating very good except cap & foot. 05-0241 grx Good-Very Good. View more info

Image for 2 3/4” PFLUEGER PROGRESS 1183 Raised Pillar. 60 yd. Satin gun metal finish. Wood Knob. Circa 1916-1940.

2 3/4” PFLUEGER PROGRESS 1183 Raised Pillar. 60 yd. Satin gun metal finish. Wood Knob. Circa 1916-1940.

By: PFLUEGER

Price: $75.00

Seller ID: R 170736

Condition: Good.


R 170736. 2 3/4” PFLUEGER PROGRESS 1183 Raised Pillar. 60 yd. Satin gun metal finish. Wood Knob. Circa 1916-1940. [Cat. 2017.] 17-0036 q. –A stalwart of Pflueger reel making. Retains most of it gun metal finish. Center screw has been replaced with a washer and screw. With salt & pepper enameled line on spool. Click weak. Good. $75 View more info

Image for 1 5/8” [SILAS TERRY] Crank-Handled Brass Trout Reel. [Circa 1871-1893] 2 5/8 oz.  1 1/16 in. spool width; With Silas Terry patent clearly marked on foot: “Pat. Nov. 14, 1871.” Wooden knob; 2 3/4 in. smooth brass foot; Check not working.

1 5/8” [SILAS TERRY] Crank-Handled Brass Trout Reel. [Circa 1871-1893] 2 5/8 oz. 1 1/16 in. spool width; With Silas Terry patent clearly marked on foot: “Pat. Nov. 14, 1871.” Wooden knob; 2 3/4 in. smooth brass foot; Check not working.

By: TERRY

Price: $150.00

Seller ID: R 180256

Condition: Good


R 180256 1 5/8” [SILAS TERRY] Crank-Handled Brass Trout Reel. [Circa 1871-1893] 2 5/8 oz. 1 1/16 in. spool width; With Silas Terry patent clearly marked on foot: “Pat. Nov. 14, 1871.” Wooden knob; 2 3/4 in. smooth brass foot; Check not working. . [Cat. 2018.] R-180256 con-pa. – Silas Terry made reels from 1871 to 1893. This reel had holes punched in either end of the foot. The foot is slightly bent. The check is not functional. Good. $150 View more info

Image for 1 1/2” UNMARKED Brass Crank-handle reel. 7/8 in. pillars; No Check; White Bone knob on curved crank handle; Circa 1860-1890.

1 1/2” UNMARKED Brass Crank-handle reel. 7/8 in. pillars; No Check; White Bone knob on curved crank handle; Circa 1860-1890.

By: UNMARKED

Price: $75.00

Seller ID: R 130200

Condition: Good-Very Good.


1 1/2” UNMARKED Brass Crank-handle reel. 7/8 in. pillars; No Check; White Bone knob on curved crank handle; All brass rivets in construction except for brass screw holding crank handle. Circa 1860-1890. 13-0200 o. – Typical of many reels of the period. Fine patina on the brass; foot is all original & full length. Spool shaft is worn in the bushings. Good-Very Good. [$95] SALE $75 View more info

Image for 1 9/16” UNMARKED Brass Stop-latch reel. 1 1/4 in. pillars; No Check; Wood knob on crank handle; with olive & black braided line. Circa 1850-1890.

1 9/16” UNMARKED Brass Stop-latch reel. 1 1/4 in. pillars; No Check; Wood knob on crank handle; with olive & black braided line. Circa 1850-1890.

By: UNMARKED

Price: $140.00

Seller ID: R 130198

Condition: Very Good-Fine.


1 9/16” UNMARKED Brass Stop-latch reel. 1 1/4 in. pillars; No Check; Wood knob on crank handle; Marked “15” on foot & “0” on foot base; brass screws; with olive & black braided line. Circa 1850-1890. 13-0198 oz. –Stop-latch reels have been around since 1760; this one was made about 100 years later. The Stop-latch is a moveable pin which can engage the handles so no line can be taken out [or in.] The foot of this reel has been dressed down to fit a reel seat... View more info