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***** CURRENT INVENTORY OF FLY REELS *****

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.

SOLD Galco Leather Reel Case ~ 3 ¾” ~ EXC+ ~ Glaco is best known for their quality gun holsters, belts and harnesses. This high quality dual reel case from their Phoenix, AZ shop is crafted from top-grain sauvage leather and features smooth working dual zippers and genuine sheepskin interior to protect your fine gear.

Able TR 1 ~ 2 ¾” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC (exception noted) ~ This high quality standard-arbor reel was first introduced in the early 1990s and reintroduced in the late 2000s. It features an attractive jet black finish, ventilated spool, 2 screw quick-release latch plate cover, 2-screw foot, Zebra wood handle and silky smooth mechanics crafted from 303 heat treat stainless steel. There is a chip in the wood handle that does not affect performance. It is presently set up for LHW and loaded with backing and comes with the original labeled zippered case and an extra spring. These are finely-tuned reels proudly made in the U.S.A. $195

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 WINTER SALE $995

SOLD 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.

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

SOLD Gladding Milwards ~ 2 7/8” ~ RHW/LHW ~ EXC+ ~ This sweet little St. George rendition was made expressly for Gladding by Milwards of England (possibly by JW Young) and features an attractive polished gun metal finish, ventilated spool that is also internally ported, solid back plate, 2-screw quick-release latch cap, 2-screw foot, and black knob. The solid spring and pawl drag just purrs on retrieve. The reel shows signs of limited use and come with its original dual compartment zippered case and extra spool.

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

SOLD 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!

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 WINTER SALE $995

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

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! $725

Hardy Bougle’ ~ 3 1/4” ~ LHW/RHW ~ Serial No. A55736 ~ New ~ The Bougle’ was derived from the historically significant Hardy Perfect. This finely-tuned English made reel comes in the attractive pearl finish and features a solid winding plate, ventilated spool accented by ivorine winding knob, 2-screw foot, silver drag tensioner and a silky smooth drag system. The reel comes with the original labeled leather zip case and is presently set up for RHW. This reproduction of the famed classic has not yet seen the water and will compliment your favorite bamboo or glass rod nicely. $450

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

Hardy Bros. Uniqua ~ 3 3/8” ~ RHW ~ 5/6 wt. lines ~ EXC- ~ This early English-built classic from Hardy Bros comes in the desirable 3 3/8” size and features straight line writing on the back plate, 2-screw silver “telephone” quick release latch plate cover, brown ebonite handle, smooth brass foot with dual rivets, smooth and tight dual spring and pawl mechanics that have a slight RHW bias and purr like a kitten, and a wonderful patina. The reel is internally stamped J.L. The reel comes with a newish DT-5 silk line wound in the direction of LHW, and comes stored in a sheepskin-lined suede zippered case. This reel compliment you bamboo rod (or any vintage rod for that matter) nicely. $295

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

Hardy “The Princess” ~ 3 ½” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC ~ This classic is from Hardy’s Lightweight series of reels that have been on the market for about half a century and is a gem of simplicity. It features an attractive gray finish, silver ventilated spool, a 2-screw silver latch plate cover, 2-screw foot, single screw reversible line guard (it is currently set up for LHW) and a smooth operating dual click/pawl drag system with rim-mounted silver tensioner screw. The silky smooth retrieve gives that hallmark Hardy purr The reel comes loaded with backing and stored in its original Hardy labeled zippered case. These quality-made reels are a nice match for your favorite rod. Priced for immediate sale at…$250

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 WINTER SALE $99

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. $99 WINTER SALE $59

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. $59 WINTER SALE $39

SOLD 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.

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