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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.

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.. $250

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

SALE PENDING Orvis Access I Mid Arbor ~ 2 3/4” ~ RHW/LHW ~ EXC+ ~ This elegant looking lightweight reel from Orvis is machined from 6061 bar stock aluminum and features gold anodizing, 2-screw quick release latch plate cover, 2-screw foot, counter-balanced black handle, and a silky smooth carbon fiber/stainless steel washer drag system with fully sealed drag. It is currently set up for LHW and loaded with Orvis Wonderline WF-3 line and backing. The reel was obviously well-cared for with little signs of use. It comes in an Orvis labeled neo-case. This reel retailed for $149. Yours with line and backing for… $99

SOLD Orvis Battenkill Disc 3/4 ~ 2 7/8” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC+ ~ This English-made classic from Orvis is packed with features at an economical price. It features an attractive gray metal ventilated frame and spool, 2-screw metal quick-release latch plate cover, back-mounted drag regulator knob and bronze Orvis medallion, silver line guard and black winding knob with silver counter balance. The true disc drag is smooth a silk. It is currently set up for LHW and can be converted from LHW to RHW. The reel has obviously been well-cared for and has seen only limited use. It comes loaded with backing and stored in an Orvis labeled zip case. These are sweet looking reels and an excellent choice for your favorite fly rod.

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

Orvis Access II Mid Arbor ~ 3” ~ RHW/LHW ~ EXC+ ~ This elegant looking lightweight reel from Orvis is machined from 6061 bar stock aluminum and features gold anodizing, 2-screw quick release latch plate cover, 2-screw foot, counter-balanced black handle, and a silky smooth carbon fiber/stainless steel washer drag system with fully sealed drag. It is currently set up for LHW and loaded with line (type/size unknown) and backing. The reel was obviously well-cared for with little signs of use. It comes in an Orvis labeled cordura case. This reel retailed for $149. Yours with line and backing for… $99

Hardy “The Prince” 7/8 ~ 3 1/4” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC ~ This attractive reel from Hardy Bros. Ltd is not often seen and features a solid gray frame, ventilated spool, 2-screw silver latch plate cover, single screw reversible silver line guard, dual riveted foot and a silky smooth adjustable drag system that can be converted from LHW to RHW (presently set up for RHW). There is some very light spool wobble. This reel comes with its original zippered case with Hardy logo and has seen light to moderate use with only minor rim wear. It is a sweet looking reel that would compliment your bamboo, graphite or glass rods nicely. 225 SUMMER SALE $150

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

SOLD Weber Henshall No. 102 ~ 3 1/4” ~ RHW ~ EXC ~ This bakelite classic from the famous Stevens Point, WI maker features a varigated brown finish, ventilated spool and black knob and comes loaded with old light brown backing. Useable or would make excellent cabin/fishing room décor.

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 SUMMER 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

J.W. Young “Pridex” ~ 3 1/2” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC+ ~ This classic from Redditch England is also branded Shakespeare Norris and features the pebble finish ventilated spool face, pebble finish back plate, 2-screw black latch plate cover, black knob, silky smooth spring and pawl drag. Serial number 0262 is stamped into the side of the foot. This reel can be used for LHW or RHW. This is super example of a popular model that will complement your bamboo or glass rod nicely. $75

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

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