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Current Reel Inventory
Lamson Velocity V1 ~ 2 3/4” ~ 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. There are some dings and rim rash. The reel is presently set up for LHW and comes with the original Lamson-labeled neoprene case. $125
Fin Nor No. 1 ~ 2 7/8” ~ LHW ~ EXC- ~ This quality made anti-reverse classic with conical back plate is the perfect reel for bonefish, permit or salmon. It features an attractive gold finish, black dual handles crack with positive grip drag centrally located on the crack assembly and 2-screw smooth silver foot. The reel has a few dings and surface scratches. It comes loaded with optic yellow backing and stored in a soft pull-string satchel. These silky smooth reels are highly regarded world-wide. $250
Pflueger Progress No. 1774 ~ 2 7/8” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC- ~ This sweet little reel was made in the USA and features a gun metal ventilated frame, silver ventilated spool, silver sliding on/off clicker, dark chocolate knob on an alloy post, and a solid drag that just purrs. Presently set up for RHW and loaded with a new olive SA Trout DT-2 line and vintage unlabeled box. $49
Ross Gunnison G-1 & Extra Spool~ 2 7/8” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC ~ Ross first introduced this reel in 1987 with claims that it set the standard for quality, dependability and performance. It was eventually discontinued in 2004. This fully machined classic features a matte black finish, ventilated frame and exposed spool, 3-screw quick release latch plate cover, black knob with silver counter-balance pin, 4-screw foot and a conveniently located and centrally-mounted wide-ranging adjustable drag knob, and stainless steel ball bearing-based drag. The reel and extra spool are loaded with line and backing and presently set up for LHW. One of the lines is mist green (type/wt. unknown). The other line is an aqua blue Cortland Clear Creek WF-4. There is some light rim wear. The set comes in a new Stone Creek cordura covered zip case by Smith Creek. $195
Orvis CFO II ~ 2 9/16” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC- ~ This sweet little English-made spring & pawl classic from Orvis has been the choice of technical and discriminating fly fisherman since 1971. The CFO II is rated for 0-3 wt. fly lines and features an attractive gray finish, ventilated fame and spool, quick release spool with 2–screw silver latch plate cover, 2-screw ventilated foot and a silky smooth drag that can easily be converted from LHW to RHW. It is currently set up for LHW and comes loaded with a new optic green line and backing (line type/wt. unknown). There are some marks, dings and rim rash from use. No case. Hurry. These usually do not last long. $195
Ocean City No. 35 ~ 3 1/16” ~ RHW ~ VG+ ~ This neat little reel was proudly made in Philly and would make a great partner for many vintage bamboo rod users. It features a matte black finish, solid spool, variegated white and gray knob, oval-shaped meta N/S line guard, smooth alloy foot and easy working mechanics that are a silent on line retrieve and pay. The reel comes loaded with silk line (size/type unknown). “Ocean City NO 35 Made in Philadelphia U.S.A.” is proudly stamped into the back of the frame. This cool little reel is a nice find for the budget-minded angler in all of us!
Hardy LRH Lightweight ~ 3 1/8" ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC ~ This light line English-made classic from Hardy is a gem of simplicity. The Lightweight series of reels have been on the market for about half a century and during that time they have sold huge numbers worldwide. It features a gray frame with solid back plate, silver ventilated easy-to-change spool with 2-screw latch plate cap and single-screw line guard that can easily be converted from LHW to RHW, black winding knob, rim-mounted silver drag tension adjuster screw, smooth silver riveted foot, and a silky smooth dual pawl and spring drag system. There is some minor rim wear. The reel is presently set up for LHW and most certainly will compliment your favorite bamboo or glass rod. $250
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.
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.
Loop Classic 46 ~ 3 1/4” ~ 4 to 6 wt. lines ~ LHW ~ Serial No. 0623J ~ As New ~ This heirloom quality classic was designed in Sweden by Tomas Danielsson and machined from one-piece anodized aircraft aluminum and assembled using stainless steel components with all screws secured with Loc-Tite. They were initially distributed in the United States by Loop Tackle USA of Shelly, Idaho. It features an attractive jewel-like waterproof and salt tolerant black and silver finish with ventilated spool and back plate, precisely counterbalanced classic serpentine silver handle with positive grip knurled silver knob and integrated leader retainer on the silver counterbalance pin, 2-screw smooth silver foot, positive grip knurled silver drag tensioner centrally located on the back and the silky smooth and totally waterproof Power Matrix Drag System that will subdue the strongest of fish in the harshest of fishing conditions. It comes loaded with a brand new Cortland 444 Peach WF-5 line, backing and a silk furled leader. Each reel is individually numbered and presented in a handcrafted leather case. From the maker: “ With their timeless old world looks and ultra-modern braking power, Loop Classic reels are hardcore tradition with attitude!”. Hurry on this one. The Classic 46 is almost impossible to find!
Orvis Battenkill ~ 3 1/4” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC ~ This early English classic was made for Orvis by J.W. Young. It features an attractive gray frame and backplate, silver ventilated spool, 2-screw silver latch plate cover, small riveted, back plate mounted drag regulator knob, recessed black winding knob, 2-screw reversible silver line guard and a smooth pawl and spring drag system. The reel shows light use and there is virtually no paint loss or edge wear. It was formerly owned by Fly Fisherman from MI’s U.P. (at least the reel case did!). It comes loaded with Cortland 444 DT-6 Sylk line and stored in a nice zippered Allen case with writing on both sides. This early model Battenkill will compliment a 5wt. and 6 wt. rod nicely. $175
Hardy “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. This model has stood the test of time and has long been cherished by anglers and collectors looking for a reel that offers traditional craftsmanship, simplicity, and performance. This English-made classic features an attractive gray finish, coin edged rims, ventilated spool, rim-mounted silver adjustable drag tensioner, brown knob, dual riveted ribbed foot and strong silky-smooth mechanics that simply purr. Straight line writing is present on the back. The reel is internally stamped 31 and Y There is some light corrosion centrally located on the spool and a few marks, dings and rim wear from past use. The reel comes in loaded with Cortland Peach WF-7 line and backing and stored in its original Hardy labeled blue and cream zippered case. This reel is a fly fishers dream and would compliment for your favorite fly rod, especially if it is made from bamboo. $325
Hardy “The St. George” ~ 3 3/8" ~ RHW ~ EXC ~ This English-made classic features that attractive classic gray frame and ventilated spool, coin edges rims, crack-free milky white agate line guide housed in nickel silver ring, silver drag tension adjuster screw, brown ebonite winding knob with alloy post, dual-riveted straight silver foot, 2-screw latch plate cover and a silky smooth dual pawl drag. The frame has some light edge wear and surface marks and there is some light rim wear. The reel is loaded with backing and comes in its original blue Hardy labeled zip case with paperwork. This is a quality-made reel that would look great on any bamboo fly rod. $325
Lamson USA 3 ~ 3 3/8” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC+ ~ This workhorse reel with matte 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. There are a few tiny nicks and marks from apparent limited use. It is presently set up for RHW and comes loaded with Cortland 333 HT WF-8 line and stored in its original neo case.
Fenwick World Class 2 ~ 3 1/2" ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC+ ~ The World Class series of reels were made in California for Fenwick in the 1980s by Jerry Jones of L.J. Engineering and features an attractive gold anodized frame, matte black ventilated spool, 2-screw quick release latch plate cover, black handle, single screw reversible silver line guard, dual rivetted foot and two independent tension control knobs for the dual pawls that allow adjustment to both line pay and retrieve that easily makes the reel reversible from LHW to RHW. It is presently set up for LHW and comes loaded with SA Ultra WF-8 buckskin line and backing and is stored in its original brown leather Fenwick zippered case. World Class reels are an excellent compliment to any fly rod, but are particularly well-suited to bamboo and glass.
Hardy Bros. “The Uniqua” ~ 3 1/2” ~ RHW ~ EXC ~ This early English-built classic from Hardy Bros. LTD comes in the desirable 3 1/2” size and features attractive gray finish with straight line writing on the back, 2-screw silver “telephone” quick release latch, brown ebonite handle, dual rivetted ribbed brass foot, smooth and tight dual spring and pawl mechanics that purr like a kitten, and a wonderful leaded patina. The reel is internally stamped TW and comes loaded with a silk line (type/wt unknown) and stored in a pull string satchel. This classic reel will compliment your favorite bamboo (or any vintage rod for that matter) nicely! $295
White River Dogwood Canyon Model DC78 ~ 3 3/8” ~ LHW/RHW ~ As New ~ This mid-arbor reel features a gloss black finish with ventilated frame, attractive silver-rimmed black ventilated quick release spool, silver drag adjustment knob, 2-screw silver foot, black knob and a silky smooth retrieve with silent check. It is presently set up for LHW and loaded with bead new backing. The reel comes in the original box with paperwork.
Heddon 320 Daisy ~ 3 1/2” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC- ~ This smooth working rendition of the Hardy Princess by the famous Dowagiac, Michigan tackle giant features a pale green finish, quick-release ventilated spool with a 2-screw silver latch plate cover, rim-mounted silver drag tensioner screw, silver 2-screw reversible line guard, silver 2-screw foot, and a silky smooth dual click and pawl drag with a pleasant sounding check. There some minor spool play and rim wear and minimal paint loss on this classic reel. It is presently set up for LHW and would be a nice match for any vintage rod…bamboo, glass or plastic. $99
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.
Hardy St. Aidan ~ 3 3/4” & 2 Extra Spools ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC- (exceptions noted) ~ This highly desirable big water classic from Hardy features the attractive light gray frame, ventilated spool, 2-screw latch plate cover, dual riveted silver foot, 2-screw reversible silver line guard (presently set up for LHW use, rim-mounted silver drag screw tensioner, black knob on an alloy post, and silky-smooth dual spring and pawl check mechanics. The drag pawls are set up internally in the RHW position but the backing is installed for LHW use, presumably to get a bit more drag resistance due to the rim-mounted drag tensioner screw being frozen and locked up, and the system performs wonderfully in this format. The reel comes with the original blue & cream labeled zip case and 2 extra spools, each stored in a pull string satchel. The reel and both extra spools are loaded with backing. $175
Pflueger Medalist No. 1595RC ~ 3 3/4” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC+/As New ~ This newer era Medalist features an attractive black finish, ventilated frame and spool, 2-screw ivorine quick release latch plate cover, rim-mounted ivorine drag adjuster screw, ivorine handle on an alloy post and metal line guard. The reel is near perfect cosmetically and is mechanically smooth & tight with that hallmark sound on the retrieve. It comes loaded with new sink tip line backing. The extra spool is also near new in appearance and comes loaded with new Cortland 444 Peach WF-8 line and backing. Both reel and spool are stored in Cabela’s branded neo cases. This is a very nice example this popular model. $59
STH 3 MR Cassette & Extra Spool ~ 3 3/4” ~ RHW ~ EXC+ ~ These 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, black tensioner screw with knurled edges for positive grip centrally located on the back plate, impregnated wood handle, and the functionality of the Cassette system. There is virtually no wear on the frame. Both cassettes have the typical hairline cracks common to these reels. The Cassettes are loaded with newish line and backing and comes in a brown suede double clam shell zippered case.
Streamline SL4 & Ex Spool ~ 3 15/16" ~ RHW ~ EXC+ Serial No. 608 ~ This finely-tuned reel from Bainbridge Island, WA features a solid and attractive matte black finish, ventilated spool, 3-screw latch plate cover, positive grip drag adjuster knob centrally located on the back, positive grip black knob with silver counterbalance pin, and silky smooth mechanics with silver clicker engagement pin on the back for those who prefer a silent drag. The reel is set up for RHW and comes loaded with backing, as does the extra spool, and is stored in its original labeled neo case. There is nary a mark or ding on it! $225
Hatch Finatic 7 Plus ~ 4” ~ LHW/RHW ~ As New ~ This quality-made reel in the popular black finish is machined from single block aluminum for superior strength and durability and is fully anodized for protection against the elements making it safe for use in the salt. It features a ventilated 7-spoke 1st Gen frame and spool, fully sealed drag system to prevent the infiltration of dirt, silt or salt particles, smooth and conveniently located large drag knob for easy use, positive grip silver winding knob and silver spool counterbalance, and ventilated foot. There is some minor rim wear indicative of light use. The reel is presently set up for LHW and comes loaded with new WF-8/9S line and backing. The reel comes in an Orvis neo case. Hatch reel are specifically designed for super smooth drag and a range of settings to suit any run.
J.W. Young & Sons Beaudex ~ 4” ~ RHW/LHW ~ EXC ~ This workhorse classic from Redditch England features the hallmark pebble finish spool face, solid back plate, 3-screw black latch plate cover, 3-screw foot, reversible 2 -screw silver line guard, beveled black knob, and silky smooth dual spring and pawl drag. You’ll have to look close to find the few tiny dings and with virtually no paint loss, this is a “reel” sweetheart! A former owners name is present on the back plate and reel foot. It comes loaded with backing and stored in a brown suede zip case. This is really nice example of this popular model that will complement any fly rod nicely. $75
Alvey Saltwater Model 425B ~ 4 3/8” ~ LHW ~ EXC ~ This strong, graphite constructed reel with a line capacity of 500 yards of 30 lb. test braided dacron line backing plus 120 feet of 10 wt. fly line features a matte black finish, vented back plate, a 2-screw metal foot, stainless steel line guides, a silky smooth adjustable multi-plate clutch and a finely tuned 9 washer non-reverse disc drag system with anti-reverse On-Off switch and ratchet alert On-Off switch. This model has the handle attached to a handle plate working through a clutch and non-reverse system which does not let the handle move backwards when a fish runs. These reels were designed for heavy duty fresh water or ocean saltwater fly fishing. Retail on this discontinued model was $275. Yours, loaded with dacron backing for…