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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.

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. $395 SUMMER SALE $195

SALE PENDING Julius vom Hofe 3 1/2 ~ 2 3/8" ~ EXC- (exception noted) ~ 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 black knob, removable oil cap with “V” grooved star washer, and clicker on/off switch mounted on the back plate. The reel carries the Julius vom Hofe PAT OCT 8, 1889 stamping which is lightly visible on the bottom of the back plate and 3 1/2 on the bottom of the foot. The drag/clicker is strong and mechanically perfect. There is a chip on the edge of the frame on the front plate and some light surface scratches and nicks but only minimal fading. The reel comes in a sheepskin lined suede leather zippered case. A rare find for sure. Because of the chip…$295 SUMMER SALE $99

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 SUMMER SALE $450

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! $425 SUMMER SALE $295

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

Orvis CFO III & Extra Spool ~ 3” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC+ ~ This English-made dual spring & pawl classic from Orvis been the choice of technical and discriminating fly fisherman since 1971. This is an earlier model with perforated 2-screw foot assembly, 2-screw latch plate, quad-riveted back, and black adjustable drag knob. The CFO III is rated for 3 to 5 wt fly lines and features an easy-to-change quick release spool and can be easily be converted from LHW to RHW. It is currently set up for LHW and is loaded with SA GPX WF-5 line and backing. The reel comes with a zippered case with sheepskin interior, newer Orvis box, paperwork, and Orvis labeled-felt draw-string spool case. The reel shows very little wear (a couple of minor nicks on the edge) and the mechanics purr like kitten. This is a really nice find for the Orvis aficionado. $275

Orvis CFO III & 5 Extra Spools ~ 3” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC+ ~ This classic disc drag reel from Orvis been the choice of technical and discriminating fly fisherman since 1971. It features the attractive silver finish, 2-screw ported foot, 2-screw latch plate cover, adjustable drag tensioner knob and black handle. The mechanics are smooth but could use some lubrication and light cleaning. The reel is for 3 to 5 wt. fly lines and has an easy-to-change quick release spool and can be easily be converted from LHW to RHW. It is currently set up for LHW. Two spools are loaded with backing, and the others are loaded with line and are labeled as 4wt (sink tip), WF-6-S, WF-5-S, WF-6-F. There is fly-line residue on the inside of one of the spools. The complete set comes in a Bucks Bags zippered case that is perfectly sized to hold all the gear. The reel and spools show minor wear (a couple of minor nicks on the edge). $495

SALE PENDING Hardy Bros. Uniqua ~ 3 1/8” ~ LHW/RHW ~ 4/5 wt. lines ~ EXC- ~ This early English-built classic from Hardy Bros comes in the highly desirable 3 1/8” size and features straight line writing on the back plate, ribbed brass foot with dual rivets, 2-screw silver quick release latch plate cover, and a brown ebonite handle. The smooth and tight dual spring and pawl mechanics purr like a kitten. The reel has a wonderful patina and has some wear and finish loss around the rim of the frame and back plate. The reel is set up for LHW, comes loaded with backing, and would look great on any bamboo (and/or vintage) rod. $195 SUMMER SALE $150

SOLD Orvis CFO IV & Extra Spool ~ 3 1/8” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC+ ~ This English-made dual spring & pawl classic from Orvis been the choice of technical and discriminating fly fisherman since 1971. This is an earlier model with perforated 2-screw foot assembly, 2-screw latch plate, quad-riveted back, and black adjustable drag knob. The CFO III is rated for 4 to 6 wt fly lines and features an easy-to-change quick release spool and can be easily be converted from LHW to RHW. It is currently set up for LHW and is loaded with a Tringle Taper 4/5 line and backing. The extra spool is loaded with a Teeny 6wt line and backing. The reel comes with a zippered case with sheepskin interior, paperwork, and Orvis labeled-felt draw-string spool case. The reel shows very little wear (a couple of minor nicks on the edge) and the mechanics purr like kitten. This is a really nice find for the Orvis aficionado.

Orvis CFO IV & Extra Spool ~ 3 1/8” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC+ ~ This English-made dual spring & pawl classic from Orvis been the choice of technical and discriminating fly fisherman since 1971. This one features a ventilated spool, 2-screw latch plate, and black adjustable drag knob. The CFO III is rated for 4 to 6 wt. fly lines and features an easy-to-change quick release spool and can be easily be converted from LHW to RHW. It is currently set up for RHW and is loaded with an WF line (believed to be a WF-6) and backing. The extra spool is loaded with backing. The set comes with an Orvis labeled suede zippered reel case with sheepskin interior, labeled box, and Orvis labeled-draw-string spool case. The reel is near new in appearance and the mechanics purr like kitten. This is another really nice example of this model, ready for new adventures. $275

(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 SUMMER SALE $75 ea./ all 3 for $195

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

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 SUMMER SALE $99

Cabela’s Wind River 2 and 3 Reels ~ LHW/RHW ~ NIB ~ From the seller: “Our most affordable fly reels do more than just hold line, they boast features you’d expect to find in more expensive models. The large Rulon® disc drag delivers smooth braking performance to cushion charging fish. Cast-aluminum construction has a strong, lightweight structure. V-cut spool seats line evenly.” These two reels are set up for LHW and are new in their original box with paperwork. Both for…$35

SOLD Heddon 320 & Extra Spool ~ 3 1/2" ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC+ ~ This smooth working rendition of the famous hardy Princess comes from the famous Dowagiac, Michigan tackle giant and features a pale green finish, quick-release ventilated spool with a 2-screw silver latch plate cover, silver drag tensioner screw, silver line guard, 2-screw foot, and a silky smooth retrieve with a pleasant sounding check. There is virtually no rim wear or paint loss on this fine reel. It comes loaded with backing and would be a nice match for any vintage rod…bamboo, glass or plastic alike.

Orvis Hydros III Large Arbor w/ Extra Spool ~ 3 1/2” ~ 5, 6 & 7 wt. Lines ~ LHW/RHW ~ As New ~ This quality-made large arbor reel from Orvis comes in the gold finish, is loaded with DT-6 line and backing, and 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 and comes with the original Orvis labeled case and paperwork. The extra spool also comes with the original case. $175

Orvis Madison Model 9 Extra Spool ~ As New ~ The USA-made reel was Orvis’ answer to the popular Pflueger Medalist. For sale here is an extra 3"-diameter spool, apparently unused, for a 3 1/2" reel that comes with the original labeled Orvis reel box. $60 SUMMER SALE $25

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 SUMMER 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

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 and comes with the original Orvis labeled case and paperwork. $150

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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