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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.

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 ~ 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

Orvis Battenkill BBS IV & Extra Spool ~ 3 1/4” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC ~ This Battenkill Bar Stock is machined from aircraft grade 6262-T6 aluminum and features a black finish, 2-screw foot and latch plate cover, Black knob with silver counter balance and a wide-range adjustable off-set disc drag system that can easily be converted from LHW to RHW. It is currently set up for LHW. There are a few nicks on the frame and evidence of normal use on the foot. The reel is loaded with backing and comes with extra spool. These reels go well with graphite, glass and cane and are a great value. $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

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 Model 1525 ~ 3 1/2” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC+ ~ The Young 1500 series was discontinued. This die-cast aluminum reel from Redditch features a corrosion resistant metallic grey finish with gold script writing, quick-release latch with 2-screw latch plate cover, strategically located brass drag tensioner knob, ventilated spool and universal metal line guard. The silky smooth dual spring and pawl drag purrs on retrieve. It is presently set up for LHW and comes loaded with backing. With the exception of a tiny knick or two, this reel is near new in appearance $75

SALE PENDNG 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

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