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The following reels are available for purchase (unless noted otherwise in the description). The reels are listed by size first, then alphabetically by maker. A sale pending tag denotes that an agreement to purchase the item has been reached, but the sale may not yet have been completed.

SOLD Julius vom Hofe 4 ~ 2 1/8" ~ EXC- ~ The Julius vom Hofe Company was established in 1857. That was 10 years before his brother Edward established his business. He was granted a total of nine patents between 1867 and 1924 while becoming one of the world’s most prolific reel makers. Julius vom Hofe made reels for a number of purveyors of fine tackle including Abbey & Imbrie, Thos. J. Conroy, Leonard-Mills, and von Lengerke & Detmold just to name a few. This hard to find classic features hard rubber black frame, front, and back plates that surround the German silver center and pillars 1" wide spool, ported foot, counter-balanced handle with finely-lathed wood knob, and clicker on/off switch mounted on the back plate. The reel carries the Julius vom Hofe Maker NY stamping which is lightly visible on the front plate and 4 on the bottom of the foot. The drag/clicker is strong and mechanically perfect. There are some light surface scratches and a few nicks on the plates but only minimal fading. The reel comes in a sheepskin lined suede leather zippered case.

Hardy St. George Jr. ~ 2 9/16th” ~ 2, 3 & 4 wt lines ~ LHW ~ SN 820 ~ As New ~ This 1998 reproduction of this famous Hardy fly reel was first introduced by the famous Alnwick, England maker c. 1928. In celebration of Hardy's 125th Anniversary, 1,000 replicas were made available in the US market. Only a few remain. It features a dual pawl, adjustable drag system, 3 screw latch cover, round N/S line guard, dual pinned check wheel, naval brass bushings, black ebonite handle, and ribbed aluminum foot. The maker’s initial (IWE) and 820 are stamped on the inner frame. The reel came loaded with new backing, which has since been removed) which is why it is rated “As New” instead of “New.” Comes in its original Hardy labeled and velvet-lined block leather case, labeled box, and paperwork. Superb! $495

Julius vom Hofe Black Bass Multiplier ~ 2 3/4" ~ RHW ~ EXC ~ The Julius vom Hofe Company was established in 1857. That was 10 years before his brother Edward established his business. He was granted a total of nine patents between 1867 and 1924 while becoming one of the world’s most prolific reel makers. Julius vom Hofe made reels for a number of purveyors of fine tackle including Abbey & Imbrie, Thos. J. Conroy, Leonard-Mills, and von Lengerke & Detmold just to name a few. This hard to find classic is branded William Mills & Son N.Y. and features German silver banded plates and pillars, 1 1/8" wide spool (pillar to pillar), ported foot, sliding drag adjustment, mushroom-style oil cap, and counter-balanced handle with black knob. The drag/clicker is strong and mechanically perfect. There are some light surface scratches, minor tarnish, and virtually no fading. The reel comes in a sweet clam-style suede pull string satchel. $595 FALL SALE $395

Plfueger Medalist Model 3/4 ~ 2 3/4" ~ LHW/RHW ~ As New ~ From the Maker ” Pflueger's time-tested Medalist Fly Reel is back and loaded with modern technology to take your fly-fishing techniques to the next level. Everything that made the originals the best fly reels available remains, but these standard-arbor reels have been updated with fully machined aluminum construction and a multi-position click-and-pawl system. The standard arbor offers a high backing capacity. Click-and-pawl system features a precision click check mechanism. Convertible for left- or right-hand retrieve. Quick-release spool.” What they said! The reel comes loaded with new Cabela’s Prestige Plus DT-4 line and backing and stored in the original Pflueger labeled case. The original line box is also included. These reels look great on any fly rod… bamboo, glass, or graphite. $125 FALL SALE $95

SOLD Able Model Pt. 5 ~ 3” ~ LHW/RHW ~ Serial No. 8281 ~ As New ~ This high-quality standard-arbor reel features the upgraded blue/black camo finish, ventilated spool, 2-screw foot, exotic wood handle, and silky-smooth mechanics with a wide range drag adjuster strategically located at the center of the back plate. It is presently set up for LHW and comes loaded with backing in an Able-labeled case, box, instruction manual, and blank warranty card. This finely-tuned, top of the line reel, proudly made in the USA, looks unused. Retail with upgraded finish was about $500. Superb!

Cabela’s Prestige Plus I ~ ~ 3” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC+ ~ From Cabela’s: “Perhaps the best value on the fly-reel market, Cabela's Prestige Plus Fly Reel has features that are usually found in much more expensive reels. Cork drag produces minimal start-up torque to protect fine tippets when fighting big fish. Sleek cast-aluminum design is highly durable and weighs over half an oz. less than previous models. Orange drag hub adds eye-catching appeal. Large-arbor spool provides fast line retrieval, minimal line memory and consistent drag. Integrated reel foot.” It is presently set up for LHW, comes with original box and paperwork, and has seen the water only a few times. $30

SOLD Peerless 1 1/2 ~ 3” ~ 4/5wt. lines ~ LHW ~ AS NEW ~ Those that own and have fished a Peerless say there is an intangible "it" that make them a perfect choice to pair with a bamboo fly rod. It features ventilated spool and solid back plate with an attractive anodized black matte finish designed to prevent corrosion and provide resistance to scratches, smooth running oil-impregnated bronze bearings, and a center-less ground stainless steel shaft machined to exacting tolerances. The proprietary stainless steel pawl system with wide-range adjustable drag provides smooth and solid performance. The reel comes loaded with new gray line (believed to be a SA WF-4) and tanned leather Y-K zippered case with lamb's wool on the interior and company logo on the exterior. This fine reel in a very desirable size retailed for $649. Yours, as new, with new line for…

SOLD Peerless 1 1/2 ~ 3” ~ 4/5wt. lines ~ LHW ~ As New ~ Those that own and have fished a Peerless say there is an intangible "it" that make them a perfect choice to pair with a bamboo fly rod. It features ventilated spool and solid back plate with an attractive anodized black matte finish designed to prevent corrosion and provide resistance to scratches, smooth running oil-impregnated bronze bearings, and a center-less ground stainless steel shaft machined to exacting tolerances. The proprietary stainless steel pawl system with wide-range adjustable drag provides smooth and solid performance. The reel comes loaded with a new Cortland Classic Sylk WF-5 line and backing and a tanned leather YKK zippered case with lamb's wool on the interior and company logo embossed on the exterior. The only indication that the reel has been used are a few light marks on the rim and back plate that are nearly imperceptible. This fine reel in a very desirable size retails for $649. This one is ready to go, as new, with line and backing for…

SOLD Peerless 1 1/2 ~ 3” ~ 4/5wt. lines ~ LHW ~ As New ~ Those that own and have fished a Peerless say there is an intangible "it" that make them a perfect choice to pair with a bamboo fly rod. It features ventilated spool and solid back plate with an attractive anodized black matte finish designed to prevent corrosion and provide resistance to scratches, smooth running oil-impregnated bronze bearings, and a center-less ground stainless steel shaft machined to exacting tolerances. The proprietary stainless steel pawl system with wide-range adjustable drag provides smooth and solid performance. The reel comes loaded with a new SA GPX WF-4 line and backing, a tanned leather YKK zippered case with lamb's wool on the interior and company logo embossed on the exterior, original labeled box complete with paperwork and owners end of the warranty card. The only indication that the reel has been used are a few light marks on the rim and back plate that are nearly imperceptible. This fine reel in a very desirable size retails for $649. This one is ready to go, as new, with line and backing for…

SOLD Peerless 1 1/2 ~ 3” ~ 4/5wt. lines ~ LHW ~ As New ~ Those that own and have fished a Peerless say there is an intangible "it" that make them a perfect choice to pair with a bamboo fly rod. It features ventilated spool and solid back plate with an attractive anodized black matte finish designed to prevent corrosion and provide resistance to scratches, smooth running oil-impregnated bronze bearings, and a center-less ground stainless steel shaft machined to exacting tolerances. The proprietary stainless steel pawl system with wide-range adjustable drag provides smooth and solid performance. The reel comes loaded with a new SA GPX WF-5 line and backing, a tanned leather YKK zippered case with lamb's wool on the interior and company logo embossed on the exterior, original labeled box complete with paperwork, unfettered warranty card, and an extra set of reel seat screws. The only indication that the reel has been used are a few light marks on the rim and back plate that are nearly imperceptible. This fine reel in a very desirable size retails for $649. This one is ready to go, as new, with line and backing for…

Ballan Heirlooom Classic Narrow ~ 3 1/8" ~ RHW ~ EXC- ~ This contemporary classic from Bill Ballan features an attractive black-mirror finish, ventilated spool, solid back plate, ventilated 2-screw silver foot, counter-balanced serpentine S-handle with black knob, and smooth working mechanics. There are some surface scratches and mars from what appears to be normal use. These classic-look reels are a nice compliment to your bamboo or glass rod at an affordable price. $195

(3) Hardy Perfect Spools ~ 3 3/8” ~ LHW ~ EXC+/As New ~ These bronze-ish silver extra spools for the English-made classic from Hardy Bros are likely from the 1980s/90s. All are lined with backing and appear unfished. Each spool comes in an orange/cream Hardy-labeled box with original tissue paper. Two of the boxes are labeled 3 3/8”. The other box is labeled 3 1/8” (but is for a 3 3/8” reel) $125 ea. / all 3 for $295 FALL SALE $75 ea./ all 3 for $195

Hardy Bros. “The Perfect” ~ 3 3/8” ~ RHW ~ EXC+/As New ~ The first Perfect reel was introduced c. 1889 and well over a century later, it is still regarded as one of the finest reel designs in the world. The Hardy Perfect has long been cherished by collectors and are highly valued by anglers looking for a reel that offers traditional craftsmanship, simplicity, and performance. This English-made classic was presented as being as being very lightly used and features an attractive brownish-gray finish, ventilated spool, silver-housed brown ceramic line guard, rim-mounted silver adjustable drag tensioner, black knob, and silky-smooth mechanics. Straight line writing is present on the back. The reel comes loaded with a new COrtland Classic Sylk WF-7 line and backing and blue Hardy labeled zippered case. Will handle 5/6/7/8 wt. lines with ample backing. An elegant compliment for your finest bamboo rods. $495 FALL SALE $450

Hardy Bros. “The Perfect” ~ 3 3/8” ~ RHW ~ EXC+ ~ The first Perfect reel was introduced c. 1889 and well over a century later, it is still regarded as one of the finest reel designs in the world. The Hardy Perfect has long been cherished by collectors and are highly valued by anglers looking for a reel that offers traditional craftsmanship, simplicity, and performance. This English-made classic was presented as being as being very lightly used and features an attractive brownish-gray finish, ventilated spool, silver-housed brown ceramic line guard, rim-mounted silver adjustable drag tensioner, black knob, and silky-smooth mechanics. Straight line writing is present on the back. The reel comes loaded with new backing and Hardy labeled blue and cream zippered case. Will handle 5/6/7/8 wt. lines with ample backing. An elegant compliment for your finest bamboo rods. $495 FALL SALE $425

Lamson USA 3.0 ~ 3 3/8” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC ~ This workhorse reel with black finish features a quick-release ventilated spool with black knob and silver counter-balance, black drag adjustment knob, and a silky smooth retrieve with a pleasing light click. It is presently set up for RHW and loaded with backing and comes is a high quality LL Bean zippered case. $175 FALL SALE $99

Cabela’s Prestige Plus III ~ ~ 3 3/4” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC+ ~ From Cabela’s: “Perhaps the best value on the fly-reel market, Cabela's Prestige Plus Fly Reel has features that are usually found in much more expensive reels. Cork drag produces minimal start-up torque to protect fine tippets when fighting big fish. Sleek cast-aluminum design is highly durable and weighs over half an oz. less than previous models. Orange drag hub adds eye-catching appeal. Large-arbor spool provides fast line retrieval, minimal line memory and consistent drag. Integrated reel foot.” It is presently set up for LHW, comes loaded with backing in its with original box and paperwork, and has seen the water only a few times. $30

STH 3 MR POP ~ 3 3/4” ~ RHW ~ EXC+ ~ This reels from the famous Argentina maker features an injection molded steel matte black finished ventilated frame and spool, 2-screw foot, 2-screw quick-release latch plate cover, a silky-smooth drag system with black tensioner screw with knurled edges for positive grip centrally located on the back plate, impregnated wood handle, and the functionality of the POP Cassette system. There is virtually no wear or obvious signs of use on the frame, rim, spool, or foot. It comes in a black “The Fly Shop” branded neoprene case. $99 FALL SALE $49

Ross Canyon BG-4 ~ 3 3/4” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC ~ 7 to 9 wt lines ~ From Ross: “After years of intensive research and development, Ross arrived at a design that has proven to be one of the finest saltwater reels ever produced. The Canyon Big Game reel features a space-age polymer composite drag material that consistently outperforms every other material tested. In both static (dead lift) and dynamic (full-drag rotation) testing, the Ross drag system outperformed the drag materials in every competitive reel tested by a minimum of 25%. The drag system in Canyon Big Game series is smoother and more consistent than the conventional cork drag systems tested. Heavy drag loads, extreme cold, extreme heat and submersion in water all degraded the drag performance and drag consistency of the cork drag systems. The Canyon Big Game series experiences no loss in performance when exposed to the same challenging elements. This incredible success is the result of a revolutionary drag system that is totally corrosion resistant, uses no springs that are easily lost or rusted and has quadruple redundancy. This redundancy provides three backup systems within the drag to ensure dependability under the most demanding fishing conditions. The Canyon Big Game series has over six square inches of effective drag surface - more drag area than any competitive reel. Set at maximum drag, the Canyon accomplished a dead lift weight of 13.5 pounds - three times the effective drag of every cork drag reel tested. A reel is only as good as its drag, and when it comes to blistering hot runs from heavyweight fish, a reel must be built to take serious abuse. When tested against a cork drag reel, the Canyon excelled at heat dissipation. In fact, following a heavy load speed test with both reels, the cork drag system generated heat that could be felt through the spool before any noticeable heat could be measured through the Canyon Big Game's frame. Saltwater reels are exposed to some of the harshest elements known to man. Keeping any fly reel free of salt and debris in surfcasting or flats wading conditions is an impossible task. In the Canyon Ross developed a system that can easily be restored to 100% performance following contamination. Simply removing the frame from the spool and vigorously rinsing the two pieces in water will return the Canyon Big Game to full working condition. The cork drag reels require more extensive cleaning and service after being exposed to these conditions. Ross has designed a spool release system that combines the best features of locking and quick release spools. The system is absolutely secure, eliminating any worries about the spool separating from the frame when exposed to heavy stress. However, unlike many big game reels on the market today, the spool can be quickly removed from the frame to facilitate line changing, freshwater flushing, retrieve conversion, etc.” The reel is currently set up for LHW and comes with the original box, original neoprene case with old school Ross labeling, operating instructions & specifications, Maintenance Bulletin, and an untouched warranty card. **NOTE** The extra spool shown in the pictures is NOT included. Enjoy! $250

SOLD Orvis Hydros IV ~ 4” ~ 7, 8 & 9 wt. Lines ~ LHW/RHW ~ As New ~ This quality-made large arbor reel from Orvis comes in the titanium finish, is, loaded with WF-8F line and backing, is unfished. From Orvis: “There is not another true large arbor, big-game fly-fishing reel out there that carries this drag system performance at a price starting at just $225. It's unheard of until now. The new Hydros® Reel Series features a sealed drag surface that increases total drag surface by model: The larger the reel, the larger the drag surface and the more resistance available to handle larger fish. Using stacked carbon washers, controlled by a positive click adjustment system, the Hydros can be fine-tuned to handle any fish from a trout to a tuna with sustained and infinitely durable drag pressure.” The reel is set up for LHW, is loaded with new WF-8F line, and comes with the original Orvis labeled case and paperwork.

Orvis Vortex 7/8 Large Arbor & Extra Spool ~ 4 1/8” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC- ~ This big-game large arbor reel from Orvis is machined from aircraft-grade aluminum bar stock followed by a hand anodized jet black finish and features an infinitely adjustable composite cork to Rulon drag surface touted to be the smoothest and most flawless drag of its kind ever developed, simple and secure dual-clip spool removal system, radius reel foot with unique hook-hold system at the base for use with LHW or RHW and black knob mounted on a silver post. It is currently set up for LHW. The reel has seen normal use and has some light rim rash. The set comes with the original Orvis labeled neoprene case, and extra spool with Orvis-labeled felt pull string satchel. $250

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