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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.

SALE PENDING Leather Reel Case ~ 5” W ~ 4 3/4” D ~ 3 ½” H ~EXC+/As New ~ This high-quality leather reel case with brass stud closure is lined with soft sheepskin designed to lightly hug and protect your finest reel. Superb! $75

SOLD Ballan “Baby Heirloom” ~ 2 5/8” ~ LHW ~ As New (exception noted) ~ This quality-built reel with wide spool design will accommodate 2, 3 and 4 wt. lines and features a serpentine “S” handle with counter-balance for that classic look that matches perfectly with bamboo rods. Ventilate faceplate, solid backplate, 2-screw ported foot and black knob. There is a faint scratch the on silver retaining plate cover. It comes loaded with backing and stored in its original suede and leather pull string satchel. The solid check makes a pleasing sound on retrieve. This model retailed for $450. Get this one, as new, for..

Bellinger-Saracione ~ 2 3/4” ~ LHW ~ Serial No. 032 ~ EXC (exceptions noted) ~ This finely-tuned reel was precision-made in 2000s and features solid black derlin side plates, German silver frame and cross-pillars, counter-balanced S-handle with black knob for that classic-look, ported silver foot with model and serial number stamped into it, 2-screw silver retaining cap with the makers’ name stamped into the cap cover and silky smooth working mechanics that give a solid purr on retrieve. There a few mars on the side plates. The s-handle has some play which can be felt on retrieve. The reel comes loaded with backing and WF-5F line and stored in its original block leather case with makers’ logo crafted by Arne Mason. $1,195

Cortland Embassy 60 ~ 2 3/4” ~ RHW/LHW ~ EXC+ ~ This sweet little corrosion resistant aluminum reel from Cortland USA is machined to within .0005 of an inch tolerance and feature an attractive matte silver finish, fully ventilated spool and frame, solid back plate, centrally located drag adjuster knob, 2-screw foot, and a walnut handle with silver counter-balance. The high-tech delrin composite drag system provides a smooth, yet firm drag on demand. The wide spool can reportedly handle up to a WF-6F line and 80 yards of 20# dacron backing and the reel can be converted for use as a RHW or LHW (presently set up for LHW). It comes loaded with newish line (size unknown) and backing and stored in an Orvis labeled zippered case. There’s allot a bang for the buck here. $95

D. M. Edel Titatium Model 6AL 4V ~ 2 3/4” ~ LHW ~ EXC+/As New ~ Many of you may associated the Edel name with precision watchmaking, or possibly with highly acclaimed custom made golf putters. You can also add heirloom quality fly reels priced between $1,500 and somewhere north of $3,000 to his resume. This finely tuned reel comes from a limited run of reels featuring titanium side plates and a black anodized aluminum cage, ventilated spool, 2-screw silver foot and traditional gothic-style crank and counter balance with black handle, The silky smooth drag purrs on retrieve. The reel comes loaded with backing and stored in the original box with maker’s name. This reel retailed for $1,250. Get this one, as new, for… $795

Hardy “The Perfect” ~ 2 7/8” ~ RHW ~ As New ~ The Perfect is a high quality English-made classic from Hardy Perfect ~ 2 7/8” ~ RHW ~ NEW ~ This high quality English-made classic from Hardy Bros sets the standard by which other reels are evaluated. It features an attractive gunmetal grey finish, round, silver-housed smoky white agate line guard, rim-mounted silver drag tensioner screw, ventilated spool, straight 2-screw silver foot and light brown handle. The reel comes with original sheepskin-lined black leather zippered case with embossed Hardy logo, original box, manual, and blank warranty card. The silky smooth drag system gives that indelible Hardy Perfect purr on retrieve. This reel will surely be an elegant compliment to your finest bamboo rod. $695 FALL SALE $595

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 compliment to your finest bamboo rod. $695

Able Model Pt. 5 ~ 3” ~ LHW/RHW ~ Serial No. 583 ~ EXC++ ~ This high-quality standard-arbor reel is fitted with the upgraded “Able Arm” that moves the center of gravity away from the reel seat and features a black finish, ventilated spool, walnut 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, with instruction manual, warranty card and original foot with proper serial number stamp. This finely-tuned, top of the line reel, proudly made in the USA, looks barely unused. Retail with upgrade was about $575. Superb! $395 FALL SALE $295

Bellinger-Saracione ~ 3” ~ LHW ~ Serial No. 136 ~ EXC- (exceptions noted) ~ This finely-tuned reel was precision-made in 2006 and features solid black derlin side plates, German silver frame and cross-pillars, counter-balanced S-handle with black knob for that classic-look, ported silver foot with model and serial number stamped into it, 2-screw silver retaining cap with the makers’ name stamped into the cap cover and silky smooth working mechanics that give a solid purr on retrieve. There a few mars and surface scratches on the side plates and a small nick proximal to the foot on the front side plate The reel comes loaded with backing and stored in its original block leather case with makers’ logo crafted by Arne Mason. $1,195

Godfrey Classic Model 305 ~ 3” ~ LHW ~ Serial No. 195 ~ As New ~ These precision-made reels from the talented east-coast craftsman are a perfect compliment to a fine fly rod. This finely-tuned reel was made in August 2019 and features a durable nickel silver banded frame, black finish with the classic ventilated spool and solid back, nickel silver fittings, flush-set gun screws, traditional serpentine S-handle with counter-balance and black knob and a 5-position adjustable drag centrally located on the back. Mr. Godfrey’s bronze name plate proudly displays the reels American-made heritage. The reel comes loaded with new backing and stored in the original leather pull string satchel with paperwork. I don’t think this reel has ever been used. Simply superb! $1,395

SOLD Hardy Perfect ~ 3 1/8” ~ RHW/LHW ~ 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. It features an attractive gunmetal grey finish, rim-mounted silver drag tensioner screw, ventilated spool, straight 2-screw silver foot and white handle. The reel comes with original sheepskin-lined black leather zippered case with embossed Hardy name, original box, manual, and blank warranty card. It is presently set up for RHW, but is reversible to LHW. The silky smooth drag system gives that indelible Hardy Perfect purr on retrieve. This reel will surely be an elegant compliment to your finest bamboo rod. Priced for an immediate sale.

Pflueger Medalist No. 1494 ~ 3 ¼” ~ RHW ~ EXC- ~ This early patent pending Medalist, in a very desirable size features ventilated spool and frame, sculpted pillars, round metal line guard, a 2-screw aluminum quick release latch plate cover, rim-mounted round silver drag adjuster, and 2 screw foot. The reel has some paint loss and rim wear but less than is typically seen. It is mechanically tight and has that hallmark sound on retrieve. This is a wonderful reel for most nay vintage rod, bamboo, glass or graphite alike. $150

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

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 FALL SALE $125

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

J.W. Young "Rolls Beaudex” & Extra Spool ~ 3 1/2” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC ~ This classic from Redditch features the pebble finish spool face and frame, quick-release latch with 2-screw latch plate cover, 2-screw foot, strategically located drag tensioner knob, ventilated spool and universal metal line guard. The silky smooth dual spring and pawl drag simply purrs on retrieve. It is presently set up for LHW and comes with matching pull string crown royal storage satchels. $99

Pflueger Medalist No. 1495 ½ ~ 3 5/8” ~ RHW ~ EXC- ~ The classic design on of the Medalist can be seen on bamboo rods by enthusiasts worldwide. This classic reel features a ventilated frame and silver-trimmed spool, 2-screw foot, diamolite line guard, ivorine knob with alloy post, ivorine drag adjuster, and ivorine 2-screw quick release latch cover. It’s mechanically smooth and tight with that hallmark Pflueger sound audible on the retrieve. There is normal to heavy frame and rim wear. This classic reel, proudly made in Akron, OH, USA, would complement any bamboo, glass, or graphite rod nicely. $49

Pflueger Medalist No. 1495 ½ DA ~ 3 5/8” ~ LHW ~ EXC- ~ The classic design on of the Medalist can be seen on bamboo rods by enthusiasts worldwide. This c. 1970s offering from Fayetteville, AR features a ventilated frame and silver-trimmed spool, 2-screw foot, diamolite line guard, ivorine knob with alloy post, ivorine drag adjuster, and ivorine 2-screw quick release latch cover. It’s mechanically smooth and tight with that hallmark Pflueger sound audible on the retrieve. There is light to normal frame and rim wear. This classic reel, would complement any bamboo, glass, or graphite rod nicely. $59

Hardy No. 2 “The St. John” ~ 3 7/8" ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC- (exception noted) ~ This early classic from Hardy Bros. is internally stamped with the number 216 and features the Hardy gray finished frame and with ventilated spool, straight line writing on back plate, 3-screw silver quick-release latch plate cap, silver drag tension adjuster screw, black ebonite winding knob with alloy post, dual riveted ridged brass foot, and a smooth and powerful dual spring & pawl drag system. The frame and coin-edge rims show standard wear, with some small nicks and surface scratches on the back. There is also some minor surface oxidation on the back plate that could buff if the current patina is not desired. The reel is presently set up for LHW and comes in its original Hardy labeled box. If you’re after a quality made reel for steelies, jacks, atlantics, or other larger quarry, this reel should get some heavy consideration. $225

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