Fly Reels, Books & Miscellany

You will find Fly Reels, Fly Fishing Miscellany and Sporting Literature on this page that are available for purchase (unless noted otherwise in the description). A sale pending tag denotes that an agreement to purchase the item has been reached, but the sale may not yet have been completed.  I update the website frequently so bookmark the URL and check back often. Make sure to hit your browser's refresh/reload button if you are a frequent visitor to get the most up-to-date information. If you are looking for a particular item and don't see it, drop me a note and I will check around for you. Also, please don't hesitate to call (616) 884-5626 or email coldwatercollectibles@gmail.com with any questions or offers. Trades are always encouraged!

Current Inventory of Fly Reels

Orvis Reel Case ~ Item 4

Orvis Reel Case ~ Item 4 ~ EXC ~ $19 **SALE - $10**

Hardy Bougle’ 1903 Reproduction ~ 2 1/2” (3” from pillar to pillar)

Hardy Bougle’ 1903 Reproduction ~ 2 1/2” (3” from pillar to pillar) ~ RHW ~ Serial No. USA 326 ~ New ~ This quality reproduction classic was derived from the historically significant Hardy Perfect and features a solid winding plate, ventilated spool, conveniently placed rim-mounted silver drag tension adjuster, 4-screw ported foot and is nicely accented by an ivorine winding knob. It is also internally stamped J W S.  The simpleness of the adjustable single click and pawl drag system and smoothness of the ball bearings combine to make that classic Hardy sound that is unmistakable when heard on the river.  The reel comes loaded with a new WF-4 406 line and backing and is stored in the original Hardy embossed block leather case. This sweet looking reel will compliment for your favorite fly rod nicely, especially if it happens to be bamboo! $495

Teton Tioga 2 ~ 2 3/4”

Teton Tioga 2 ~ 2 3/4” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC ~  This neat little quality made reel from San Andreas, CA features a ventilated spool and frame, 2-screw foot, 2-screw quick release latch plate cover, black handle with silver counter-balance and a smooth working maintenance free patented brake system. It is presently loaded with backing and set up for LHW and comes with the original box, felt drawstring pouch, and paperwork.  A nice looking reel that balances well with bamboo rods. $150 **SALE - $99 **

Cross Creek Aurora CC56 ~ 2 7/8”

Cross Creek Aurora CC56 ~ 2 7/8” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC ~ This smooth working reel was likely made by Daiwa and features an attractive silver finish, ventilated frame and spool with silver counter-balance, 2-screw foot, knurled head screw quick release spool cover, a smooth drag with large centrally-mounted adjustment knob, teakwood knob and a silent retrieve. It’s currently set up for LHW and comes loaded with backing. $59 SALE - $40 **Sale Pending**

Hardy “The Perfect” ~ 2 7/8”

RHW ~ EXC ~ The Perfect is a high quality English-made classic from Hardy Bros which set the standard by which other reels are evaluated. This early model sans round line guard features a wonderful leaded patina, ventilated spool, duplicated Mark II check, rim-mounted silver drag tensioner screw, ribbed 2-screw brass foot and black handle. It comes Hardy labeled leather zippered case and is loaded with vintage silk line. The silky smooth drag system gives that indelible Hardy Perfect purr on retrieve. This reel will surely be an elegant complement to your finest bamboo rod. $695 **SALE - $625**

Orvis CFO II Disc ~ 2 7/8”

Orvis CFO II Disc ~ 2 7/8” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC+ ~ The CFO has been the choice of technical and discriminating fly fisherman since 1971. This Asian-made reel features the attractive brownish-bronze finish, 2-screw foot, 2-screw latch plate cover, adjustable drag tensioner knob, rosewood handle and a smooth disc drag system. The reel is designed for 1-3 wt. fly lines and has an easy-to-change quick release spool and can be easily be converted from LHW to RHW. There is minimal rim wear. It is currently set up for RHW and comes with a neo case. $150 **Sale Pending**

Lamson Velocity 1.5 ~ 3”

Lamson Velocity 1.5 ~ 3” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC ~ This quality-made large arbor reel was machined from 6061 aluminum and features an attractive silver-gray anodized finish, counter balanced spool with black knob, strategically placed center drag control, and a silky smooth sealed conical drag system. The clutch assembly, gland cap and dust cap were replaced by Lamson in 2018 (receipt included). The reel is presently set up for LHW and comes with the original box, maintenance/warranty pamphlet and Lamson-labeled neoprene case. $150 **SALE  - $125**

Ross San Miguel Two, 25th Anniversary ~ 3"

LHW/RHW ~ Serial No. 117/250 ~ New ~ These collectors-grade reels were given as gifts by Ross to dealers in 1998 to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The limited run of 250 reels were custom-made in an elegant silver-gray (pewter) finish and are fully machined from aerospace grade aluminum and feature a ventilated, perfectly balanced spool and frame with exposed rim palming and silky smooth friction-based drag system that is impervious to heat, compression, glazing, aging and crumbling. It is presently set up for LHW with silent retrieve and has that quality Ross click on line pay. The reel comes with original box, neoprene case, blank warranty card, instruction manual and commemorative dealer letter. The complete package is becoming harder to find. Superb! $795 **SALE - $625**

Orvis Battenkill Disc 5/6 & Extra Spool ~ 3 1/8”

Orvis Battenkill Disc 5/6 & Extra Spool ~ 3 1/8” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC (exception noted) ~ This English-made classic from Orvis is packed with features at an economical price. It features a dual spring and pawl drag system with adjustable knob, an easy-to-change quick release spool, 2-screw foot, 2-screw latch plate, and single screw line guard. It is currently set up for RHW and can be converted to LHW and is rated for 5/6 wt fly lines but according to Orvis, can handle 4 wt lines to 7wt lines with the appropriate amount of backing. Comes loaded with Cortland 333 Pro WF6F/S line and backing and stored in a blue Orvis pull string bag (no spool bag). The extra spool comes loaded with backing and rubs on the frame. There is some minor rim wear from light use. $100

STH 1.5 MR POP ~ 3 1/8”

STH 1.5 MR POP ~ 3 1/8” ~ LHW ~ EXC- ~ This reel 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. $59 **SALE - $40**

Leeda LC 80 ~ 3 1/4"

Leeda LC 80 & Extra Spool ~ 3 1/4” ~ LHW/RHW ~ As New ~ This lightweight reel was made in England by BFR and designed for the budget-minded angler. It appears to be unfished and features a matte black finish, quick-release ventilated gray plastic spool with red trim, drag adjustment knob, and a smooth retrieve with a strong sounding check. Presently set up for LHW. The reel and extra spool each come in their original box with paperwork. $95 **SALE $59**

LL Bean Guide 5/6 ~ 3 1/4”

LL Bean Guide 5/6 ~ 3 1/4” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC ~ This English made reel (presumably by BFR) is similar to a Hardy Marquis and features a silver finish, ventilated spool with 2-screw quick release cover, black drag adjustment, black knob, and a smooth working retrieve with a pleasant sounding check. There is some minor rim wear on the edge of the frame. It is presently set up for RHW and comes loaded with a newish looking olive DT-5 line and backing and stored in a LL Bean neo case. This is a nicely made reel that won’t break the bank. $100  **Sale Pending**

LL Bean Guide 5/6 & Extra Spool ~ 3 1/4”

LL Bean Guide 5/6 & Extra Spool ~ 3 1/4” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC+ ~ This English made reel (presumably by BFR) is similar to a Hardy Marquis and features a silver finish, ventilated spool with 2-screw quick release cover, black drag adjustment, black knob, and a smooth working retrieve with a pleasant sounding check. There is virtually no rim wear. It is presently set up for RHW and comes loaded with a newish looking olive DT-4 line and backing/5wt Sink tip line and backing and stored in a LL Bean neo case (no spool case). This is a nicely made reel that won’t break the bank. $150  **Sale Pending**

Orvis Battenkill III ~ 3 1/4”

Orvis Battenkill III ~ 3 1/4” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC (exception noted) ~ This early Battenkill classic was made in England for Orvis by Hardy in the late 70s and features a gray metal frame with ventilated silver spool, 2-screw latch cap cover, back plate mounted drag regulator knob, black winding knob and a smooth single pawl drag system.  There is a some light rim wear and I noted some minor spool wobble on retrieve. Virtually 100% of the original gray finish is still intact.  It is presently set up for RHW and loaded with WF-5 buckskin line and comes in a newer Orvis zip case. $100

Ross Flywater 2 ~ 3 1/4”

Ross Flywater 2 ~ 3 1/4” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC- ~ This reel was crafted from high grade aluminum and comes in the electrostatically coated black finish.  It features  a ventilated exposed spool for palming, maintenance-free self-lubricating synthetic drag with a seamless transition from line in and drag engagement, quick release spool and centrally located drag adjuster.  The reel is loaded with backing and is currently set up for LHW.  It comes with the original box, original neoprene case with old school Ross labeling and warranty and maintenance pamphlet. $75 **SALE - $50**

Alex Martin “The Thistle” ~ 3 3/8”

RHW ~EXC ~ This sweet and rarely-seen Alex Martin branded reel is believed to be patterned after a JW Young 16A and is much in the Hardy Perfect tradition. It features a wonderful leaded patina, ventilated spool, rim-mounted silver drag tensioner screw, round red agate line guard, and smooth 2-screw brass foot. I noted two tiny divots on the edge of the metal line guard housing. It comes in a vintage leather zippered case. The silky smooth drag system gives a sweet purr on retrieve. This reel will compliment to your finest bamboo rods nicely. $525 **SALE - $475

LL Bean Guide Series Model 100 ~ 3 1/2”

LHW/RHW ~ EXC+ ~ This workhorse reel was made in England for LL Bean and features an attractive forest green finish, quick-release ventilated spool, brass drag tensioner screw, and a silky smooth reversible dual click and pawl drag system (presently set up for RHW). There is some light spool play that does not affect performance. The reel comes in its original styrofom clam shell and labeled slide through box. $175 **SALE - $75**

H. Monk ~ 3 1/2”

RHW ~ EXC ~ This sweet and rarely-seen reel is branded H. Monk ~ Gun Maker ~ Chester and is believed to have been built by Dingley. It features a wonderful patina, solid stock spool and frame, round red agate line guard, and smooth 2-screw brass foot. It comes in a Crown Royal pull string satchel and is loaded with vintage silk line. The silky smooth drag system gives a sweet purr on retrieve. Another quality English-made reel that be a nice match for your 8,’ 8.5’, and 9’ bamboo rods. $475 **SALE - $425**

Orvis Madison IV & Extra Spool ~ 3 1/2"

Orvis Madison IV & Extra Spool ~ 3 1/2” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC ~ This British-made reel features an attractive grey finish, ventilated spool and frame, an adjustable drag regulator, black knob, easy-to-change quick release spool with 2-screw latch plate cover, and dual pawl drag system. The reel should handle 5wt. through 7wt. lines. One spool is loaded with older line, the other with backing. A nice alternative form Orvis for the budget-minded angler $95  **SALE - $75**

Orvis Magnalite Multiplier & Extra Spool ~ 3 ½”

Orvis Magnalite Multiplier & Extra Spool ~ 3½ ” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC ~ This reel was made in England by JW Young for Orvis and features a magnesium alloy frame to reduce weight, a 2 to 1 multiplying retrieve, fully ventilated spool, pebble finished back plate, 2-screw latch cap cover black knob and adjustable drag regulator. The regulator knob is a bit tight and could use a light lube. The reel and extra spool are loaded with backing. The reel comes in the early Orvis labeled blue/white zip case. The extra spool comes in a red pull string felt bag. $125

LL Bean Guide 7/8 & Extra Spool ~ 3 5/8”

LL Bean Guide 7/8 & Extra Spool ~ 3 5/8” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC+ ~ This English made reel (presumably by BFR) is similar to a Hardy Marquis and features a silver finish, ventilated spool with 2-screw quick release cover, black drag adjustment, black knob, and a smooth working retrieve with a pleasant sounding check. There is virtually no rim wear. It is presently set up for RHW and comes loaded with a newish looking 5 wt. peach line and backing/6wt peach line and backing and stored in a LL Bean neo cases. This is a nicely made reel that won’t break the bank. $150 **Sale Pending**

LL Bean Guide 7/8 & Extra Spool ~ 3 5/8”

LL Bean Guide 7/8 & Extra Spool ~ 3 5/8” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC++ ~ This English made reel (presumably by BFR) is similar to a Hardy Marquis and features a silver finish, ventilated spool with 2-screw quick release cover, black drag adjustment, black knob, and a smooth working retrieve with a pleasant sounding check.  There is virtually no rim wear.  It is presently set up for RHW and comes loaded with a newish looking LL Bean Quest WF-8 line and backing/6wt sink tip line and backing and stored in a LL Bean cordura zip case (no spool case). This is a nicely made reel that won’t break the bank. $150 **Sale Pending**

Cortland CLX IV ~ 4"

Cortland CLX IV ~ 4” ~ RHW/LHW ~ EXC+ ~ This salmon/big quarry reel was made in Argentina for Cortland by STH and features a durable black epoxy finish, ventilated spool, adjustable drag regulator, twin sides sliver line guard, 2-screw black foot, 2-screw quick release latch plate cover, and black knob with silver counterbalance. CLX Reels were made with a stainless steel spindle and an interchangeable cassette system designed for quick line changes at an economical price. The drag system features a large friction plate for smooth fightin’ control and covered drag pad for extra drag. This reel is mechanically perfect and shows signs of limited use only. It can be converted for use as a LHW or RHW reel (presently set up for LHW) and comes loaded with a new 9 wt. line and backing. $69 **SALE - $40**

Cortland Magnum Disk 140D ~ 4"

RHW/LHW ~ EXC+ ~ This salmon/big quarry disc drag reel was likely made in England for Cortland by BFR and features a gun metal gray frame, ventilated spool, adjustable drag regulator, twin sides sliver line guard, 2-screw silver foot, 2-screw quick release latch plate cover, and black knob with silver counterbalance. This reel is mechanically perfect and shows signs of limited use only. It can be converted for use as a LHW or RHW reel (presently set up for LHW) and comes loaded with a new 10 wt. line and backing. $69 **SALE - $40**

Current Inventory of Fly Fishing Miscellany

**SOLD** D.H. Thompson Model “A” Vise

D.H. Thompson Model “A” Vise ~ EXC+ ~ This original vise brings back memories of yeseteryear The Thompson Model A was a vise chosen by more tyers than any other in the world. It’s classic single action cam adjustment feature is easy to use. It somes in its original box with alligator clip attachment. This one has very low mileage and would look great on any bench. SOLD

Orvis Camo Sling

OSFA ~ EXC+ ~ For those lookin to lighten the load this camo sling could be ticket.  Roomy top load zippered compartment, zip down workstation compartment with removable fly patch and floatant/miscellany compartment.  Fully adjustable. $39

Umpqua 600ZS Sling

OSFA ~ As New ~ From the maker: "The Umpqua Switch 600 ZS Sling Pack can be converted to fit over either shoulder by simply flipping the strap over the top of the bag. This streamlined pack is incredibly comfortable and the smooth exterior keeps it from snagging your fly line. ZeroSweep functionality keeps your nippers, pliers, forceps, flies and tippet conveniently right where you need them. FEATURES:  Fully padded, ambidextrous shoulder pad with fly patch, ZeroSweep™ One nipper station/port, two tool sheaths, removable stabilizer strap with Zerosweep™ buckle, one stowable cord tippet holder. Main compartment holds four large fly boxes, internal floating box divider to keep multiple boxes in place, internal key clip. Flat external pocket s divided for leader/accessory/storage. D-ring for net attachment.  This sling retails for $99.  Your's for... $49

Umpqua Surveyor 2000 ZS Backpack

OSFA ~ EXC ~ From the maker: "A fully zipped, clam-shell opening allows quick access and easy access to the entire main compartment. You'll no longer have to dig from the top down to find items in the bottom of your pack. The new Surveyor 2000 ZS has a completely re-built suspended back-panel that incorporates the same injection-molded frame-sheet in our Ledges ZS Waist Packs. This lower back support allows weight to be transferred to the waist and taken off the shoulders. And to top it off, the Surveyor ZS integrates with the Rock Creek ZS Compact Chest Pack, the Overlook 500 ZS Chest Pack and the Swift water ZS Tech Vest." Retails for $179.  Your's, lightly used for...$95

Current Inventory of Sporting Literature

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- The Best of Babcock ~ Babcock, 1974, HB $19
- Moss, Mallads & Mules ~ Brister, 1969, HB $19
- Once Upon A Time ~ Buckingham, 1992, HB $75
- Mr. Buck ~ Buckingham, 1990 HB $49
- Death in the Long Grass ~ Capstick, 1977, HB $19
- Duck Shooting Along the Atlantic Tidewater ~ Connett, HB $12
- Hollica Snooze ~ Cook, No. 476 of 500, Leather, Slipcased $75
- The Grand Passage ~ Countrysport Press, 1990, HB $19
- Dabbleers & Divers ~ Ducks Unlimited, 1996, HB $12
- Windward Crossings ~ Ducks Unlimited, 1998, HB $19
- Panther ~ Ducks Unlimited, 2003, HB $12
- The Art of the Decoy ~ Earnest, HB $19
- The Best Of Corey Ford, 1975, HB $29
- Flights on the Wind ~ Gray/Smith, 2003, HB $12
- Supreme Duck Shooting Stories ~ Hazelton, 1989, HB $35
- Tears & Laughter ~ Hill, 1981, HB $29
- Mostly Tailfeathers ~ Hill, 1975, HB $29
- Sunlight and Shadows ~ Hill, 1990, HB $25
- A Listening Walk ~ Hill, 1985, HB $19
- Outdoor Yarns and Outright Lines ~ Hill/Smith, 1983, HB $19
- The Hardscrabble Chronicles ~ Morrow, 2002, HB $9
- Sporting Etchings ~ Ripley/Lamb, 1970, HB $49
- Use Enough Gun ~ Ruark, Safari Press, HB $49
- The Lost Classics of Robert Ruark, 1996, HB SOLD
- The Duck-Huntingest Gentleman ~ Russell, 1980, HB $10
- The Fly-Fishingest Gentleman ~ Russell, 1986, HB $10
- For Whom The Ducks Toll ~ Russell, 1984, HB $12
- Drummer In The Woods ~ Spiller, 1980, HB $39
- Waterfowling on the Chesapeke ~ Sullivan, 2003, HB $19
- The Part I Remember ~ Waterman, 1974, HB $19
- Autumn Passages ~ Willow Creek Press, 1995, HB $9