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Image for 3.7” ABEL “SUPER 8” Serial # S1991.

3.7” ABEL “SUPER 8” Serial # S1991.

By: ABEL

Price: $375.00

Seller ID: R 130222

Condition: Very Fine-Near New.


3.7” ABEL “SUPER 8” Cap. WF-8 + 220 yd. 8.1 oz. Black finish. Serial # S1991. In Abel Pouch.. 13-0222 jsz. [List $700] Very Fine- Nr New. View more info

Image for 3.9” ABEL No.3 Reel. RH. 9.4 oz. Cap. #10 + 250 yd. Serial No. 560.  In ABEL Reel Case.

3.9” ABEL No.3 Reel. RH. 9.4 oz. Cap. #10 + 250 yd. Serial No. 560. In ABEL Reel Case.

By: ABEL

Price: $340.00

Seller ID: R 180095.

Condition: Near Fine


R 180095. 3.9” ABEL No.3 Reel. RH. 9.4 oz. Cap. #10 + 250 yd. Serial No. 560. With Sci. Angler ST 10S-IV head + Shooting Line + Backing. In ABEL fold-over Reel Case. [Cat. 2018] R 180095 is. – A finely-engineered reel for most salt water & steelhead-salmon fishing. Minor edge wear on frame. Near Fine. $340 View more info

Image for 3.9” ABEL No.3 EXTRA SPOOOL ONLY. With SCI. ANGLERS Wet Cel WF-10S-II Uniform Sink line + Backing. In Neoprene Case.

3.9” ABEL No.3 EXTRA SPOOOL ONLY. With SCI. ANGLERS Wet Cel WF-10S-II Uniform Sink line + Backing. In Neoprene Case.

By: ABEL

Price: $120.00

Seller ID: R 180099

Condition: Fine


R 180099. 3.9” ABEL No.3 EXTRA SPOOOL ONLY. With SCI. ANGLERS Wet Cel WF-10S-II Uniform Sink line + Backing. In Neoprene Case. [Cat. 2018] R 180099 n. –Fine. $120 View more info

Image for 3 1/4“ AIREX “ABLEETE No. 371. RH/LH. No Line Guard; Click Check; Push button spool release; Light Gray enamel finish. 4 1/2 oz. Cap. WF4-5 + backing.

3 1/4“ AIREX “ABLEETE No. 371. RH/LH. No Line Guard; Click Check; Push button spool release; Light Gray enamel finish. 4 1/2 oz. Cap. WF4-5 + backing.

By: AIREX

Price: $55.00

Seller ID: R 150258

Condition: Good


R 150258. 3 1/4“ AIREX “ABLEETE No. 371. RH/LH. No Line Guard; Click Check; Push button spool release; Light Gray enamel finish. 4 1/2 oz. Cap. WF4-5 + backing. [Cat. 71] 15-0258 s. –Fine reel made by Meisselbach-Airex in the late 1950’s. With Air Cel Supreme WF5F line & backing. Finish crudely removed from back frame. Good. $55 View more info

Image for 4 1/4” ALLCOCKS [JW YOUNG]  “PERFECT-TYPE” SALMON REEL. No Line Guard.  RHW.  Long smooth brass foot fastened with 3 screws [3 1/4"]; Adjustable Dual Check  Mechanism; Ball-bearing Race; White Xylonite Knob; Totally unmarked on frame or internally.  13 ¾ oz. Cap. #10/11/12 Spey + backing. 1930'S.

4 1/4” ALLCOCKS [JW YOUNG] “PERFECT-TYPE” SALMON REEL. No Line Guard. RHW. Long smooth brass foot fastened with 3 screws [3 1/4"]; Adjustable Dual Check Mechanism; Ball-bearing Race; White Xylonite Knob; Totally unmarked on frame or internally. 13 ¾ oz. Cap. #10/11/12 Spey + backing. 1930'S.

By: ALLCOCKS [J W YOUNG]

Price: $525.00

Seller ID: R 150186

Condition: Fine.


R 150186. 4 1/4” ALLCOCKS [JW YOUNG] “PERFECT-TYPE” SALMON REEL. No Line Guard. RHW. Long smooth brass foot fastened with 3 screws [3 1/4"]; Adjustable Dual Check Mechanism; Ball-bearing Race; White Xylonite Knob; Totally unmarked on frame or internally. 13 ¾ oz. Cap. #10/11/12 Spey + backing. This is the Pattern No. 10B Salmon & Trout Reel illustrated on pp. 76-77 of Elwyn A. Atwood: J.W. YOUNG and SONS. A Century of the Art of Fishing Reel Making. [2009]. This reel was made in the 1930’s. This handle-plate reel was similar to the Hardy Perfect, but incorporated a screw on t... View more info

Image for 4” ALLISON  SALMON REEL. RHW. 10 1/8 oz. Cap. WF-10 + 200 yd. Spool Width 7/8 in. Marked on back plate: “Allison / Reel /Arnold Products / Boston 15, Mass / USA / Pat. Appl’d for.”

4” ALLISON SALMON REEL. RHW. 10 1/8 oz. Cap. WF-10 + 200 yd. Spool Width 7/8 in. Marked on back plate: “Allison / Reel /Arnold Products / Boston 15, Mass / USA / Pat. Appl’d for.”

By: ALLISON

Price: $525.00

Seller ID: R 160050

Condition: Good-Very Good


R 160050 4” ALLISON SALMON REEL. RHW. 10 1/8 oz. Cap. WF-10 + 200 yd. Spool Width 7/8 in. Marked on back plate: “Allison / Reel /Arnold Products / Boston 15, Mass / USA / Pat. Appl’d for.” One-piece black anodized alum. frame; bright alum one-piece spool; yellow knob; Improved drag consisting of a varying drag with a rotating cam on a mounted brake drum and brake shoe. The Patent for the drag was applied for on March 18, 1946 and granted on May 1, 1951 to Lowell Mont Allison of Belmont, Mass. as Patent No. 2,551,309. Reel foot of chromed brass with length of 2 ¾ in. Ingenious lift &... View more info

Image for 4 1/4“ ARMY & NAVY CO-OP SOC. LTD. Brass & Ebonite Plate Wind; N/S rolled rims; RH/LH;  Long smooth brass foot 3 5/8 in. No operational check. 17 oz.

4 1/4“ ARMY & NAVY CO-OP SOC. LTD. Brass & Ebonite Plate Wind; N/S rolled rims; RH/LH; Long smooth brass foot 3 5/8 in. No operational check. 17 oz.

By: ARMY & NAVY CO-OP SOC.

Price: $95.00

Seller ID: R 190039

Condition: Good


R 190039. 4 1/4“ ARMY & NAVY CO-OP SOC. LTD. Brass & Ebonite Plate Wind; N/S rolled rims; RH/LH; Long smooth brass foot 3 5/8 in.; Marked on face plate “A & N. C.S.L./ 105 Victoria St. S.L” 17 oz. 1 3/8 in. spool width; Dark horn knob. [Cat. 2019.] R 190039 o – Handsome reel from the early 1900’s. Unpolished bronze faceplate with about 80% original finish; No operational check; Ebonite back plate with mild marks & scratches; Fine display piece. In Crown Royal Bag. With noted fault, Good. $95 View more info

Image for R 190040. 3 3/4“ ARMY & NAVY CO-OP SOC. LTD. Brass Plate Wind;  RH/LH;  Long smooth brass foot 3 3/8 in.; Fixed Check; 19 oz.

R 190040. 3 3/4“ ARMY & NAVY CO-OP SOC. LTD. Brass Plate Wind; RH/LH; Long smooth brass foot 3 3/8 in.; Fixed Check; 19 oz.

By: ARMY & NAVY CO-OP SOC.

Price: $125.00

Seller ID: R 190040

Condition: Very Giood


R 190040. 3 3/4“ ARMY & NAVY CO-OP SOC. LTD. Brass Plate Wind; RH/LH; Long smooth brass foot 3 3/8 in.; One end of foot has been cut down; Marked on face plate “A & N. C.S.L./ 105 Victoria St. S.L. / 2” 19 oz. 1 3/8 in. spool width; Dark horn knob. [Cat. 2019.] R 190040 o – Handsome reel from the early 1900’s. Polished & lacquered brass; Fixed check; Fine display piece. In Crown Royal Bag. Very Good. $125 View more info

Image for  3 1/8“ ARMY & NAVY CO-OP SOC. LTD. Brass Plate Wind;  RH/LH;  Smooth brass foot 2 5/8 in. 13 oz. Fixed Check.

3 1/8“ ARMY & NAVY CO-OP SOC. LTD. Brass Plate Wind; RH/LH; Smooth brass foot 2 5/8 in. 13 oz. Fixed Check.

By: ARMY & NAVY CO-OP SOC.

Price: $125.00

Seller ID: R 190041

Condition: Very Good


R 190041. 3 1/8“ ARMY & NAVY CO-OP SOC. LTD. Brass Plate Wind; RH/LH; Smooth brass foot 2 5/8 in.; Marked on end of foot: “3 ¼”; Marked on face plate “A & N. C.S.L./ Makers/ 105 Victoria St. Westminister” 13 oz. 1 1/4 in. spool width; Ivorine knob. [Cat. 2019.] R 190041 o – Handsome reel from the early 1900’s. Gurnmetal finished brass; Faceplate has been polished. Fixed check, slightly rough in places. Fine display piece. In cloth bag. Very Good / Near Fine. $125 View more info

Image for  4” BAUER  M-4. RH/LH. 6.5 oz. Cap. WF-9 + 200 yd.

4” BAUER M-4. RH/LH. 6.5 oz. Cap. WF-9 + 200 yd.

By: BAUER

Price: $175.00

Seller ID: R 190161.

Condition: Very Fine


R 190161. 4” BAUER M-4. RH/LH. 6.5 oz. Cap. WF-9 + 200 yd. In Bauer Neoprene Case. With unknown WF8/9F [?] line + backing. [Cat. 2019] R 190161 ou – Superlative Large Arbor reel with excellent drag system. Would make a fine light Spey reel. Looks nearly new. Very Fine. $175 View more info

Image for 3 ½” BAUER LM-3 + 2 EXTRA SPOOLS. LH/RH. 4.6 oz. Cap. WF-6 + 150 yd.

3 ½” BAUER LM-3 + 2 EXTRA SPOOLS. LH/RH. 4.6 oz. Cap. WF-6 + 150 yd.

By: BAUER

Price: $195.00

Seller ID: R 190162.

Condition: Very Good


R 190162. 3 ½” BAUER LM-3 + 2 EXTRA SPOOLS. LH/RH. 4.6 oz. Cap. WF-6 + 150 yd. Reel has Cortland 444 WF-7I Intermediate Slime Line + Backing; Spool has Rio Anadromous Advantage WF-6F + Backing; Last Spool has possible SA GPS WF-6F + Backing. Neoprene Pouches for reel & extra spools. [Cat. 2019] R 190162 mw- Super smooth drag system for this Bauer reel. Some wear on back frame, otherwise Very Good. $195 View more info

Image for  3 ½” BAUER LM-3 + EXTRA SPOOL.  LH/RH. 4.6 oz. Cap. WF-6 + 150 yd.

3 ½” BAUER LM-3 + EXTRA SPOOL. LH/RH. 4.6 oz. Cap. WF-6 + 150 yd.

By: BAUER

Price: $170.00

Seller ID: R 190163

Condition: Very Good


R 190163. 3 ½” BAUER LM-3 + EXTRA SPOOL. LH/RH. 4.6 oz. Cap. WF-6 + 150 yd. Reel has Cortland 444 WF-6I Intermediate Slime Line + Backing; Spool has unmarked WF-6F/S Sink Tip + Backing; Neoprene Pouches for reel & extra spool. [Cat. 2019] R 190163 ow- Super smooth drag system for this Bauer reel. Moderate wear on spool edges & back frame, otherwise Very Good. $170 View more info

Image for 2 3/4”  BOGDAN BABY TROUT LHW. Special All Black Anodized Finish. 11/16 in. wide. 4 oz. Cap. WF 3F  + 10 yd. Backing.  In original Bogdan suede leather bag.

2 3/4” BOGDAN BABY TROUT LHW. Special All Black Anodized Finish. 11/16 in. wide. 4 oz. Cap. WF 3F + 10 yd. Backing. In original Bogdan suede leather bag.

By: BOGDAN

Price: $2,950.00

Seller ID: R 160288

Condition: As NEW


R 160288. 2 3/4” BOGDAN BABY TROUT LHW. Special All Black Anodized Finish. 11/16 in. wide. 4 oz. Cap. WF 3F + 10 yd. Backing. In original Bogdan suede leather bag. [Cat. 72.] 16-0288 aaiqz. –The late Stanley Bogdan had been making quality salmon and trout reels since 1940. His exquisitely finished creations of anodized black and bright aluminum are crafted from solid bar stock. Fishermen and collectors have long prized his reels, which means that demand far exceeds supply. This reel is the smallest model made by Stan. It is specially set up for Left-Hand wind, and has a special black a... View more info

Image for 2 3/4” BOGDAN BABY TROUT WIDE. RH. 4 1/2 oz. Cap. WF 4F + 25 yd.

2 3/4” BOGDAN BABY TROUT WIDE. RH. 4 1/2 oz. Cap. WF 4F + 25 yd.

By: BOGDAN

Price: $2,650.00

Seller ID: R 190053

Condition: NEW


R 190053. 2 3/4” BOGDAN BABY TROUT WIDE. RH. 4 1/2 oz. Cap. WF 4F + 25 yd. 31/32” width; Special anodized black & silver finish. With Stan Bogdan’s original Paper Tag labeled: “Small Wide Trout 2 3/4“/ Right Hand”; In original Bogdan suede leather bag. Brand New – never been lined or fished. [Cat. 2019] R 1900153 con-bs. –The late Stan Bogdan has been making quality salmon and trout reels since 1940. His exquisitely finished creations of anodized black and bright aluminum are crafted from solid bar stock. Fishermen and collectors have long prized his reels, which means that de... View more info

Image for 3 ½” BRUCE & WALKER EXPERT Trout No. 1 EXTRA SPOOL ONLY.

3 ½” BRUCE & WALKER EXPERT Trout No. 1 EXTRA SPOOL ONLY.

By: BRUCE & WALKER [by J.W. YOUNG]

Price: $35.00

Seller ID: R 130433

Condition: NEW in Box.


3 ½” BRUCE & WALKER EXPERT Trout No. 1 EXTRA SPOOL ONLY. Cat. DT-6 + 50 yd. 13-0433 con-dc. Made by J.W. Young. NEW in Box. View more info

Image for 3 3/4” CORTLAND “ENDURANCE II” Large Arbor

3 3/4” CORTLAND “ENDURANCE II” Large Arbor

By: CORTLAND

Price: $75.00

Seller ID: R 060050

Condition: NEW.


3 3/4” CORTLAND “ENDURANCE II” Large Arbor Fly Reel. LH/RH. 6.7 oz. Capacity WF-8 + 200 yd. Cast & Machined Aluminum frame & spool; Audible outgoing check; Quick-change spool. Sealed bearings & sealed drag. In Box with Bag, Warranty, & Papers. 06-0050 o. NEW. [List $99.95] View more info

Image for 3 3/4”  CORTLAND “CLIMAX IV 8/9” MID –ARBOR.

3 3/4” CORTLAND “CLIMAX IV 8/9” MID –ARBOR.

By: CORTLAND

Price: $115.00

Seller ID: R 080005

Condition: NEW.


3 3/4” CORTLAND “CLIMAX IV 8/9” MID –ARBOR. 6.7 oz. Cap. WF-9 + 110 yd. Machined Aluminum frame & spool; Audible outgoing check; Quick-change spool. Sealed bearings & sealed drag. In Box with Neoprene pouch. 08-0005 ly. NEW. [List $139.95] View more info

Image for 3 3/4” DINGLEY “PERFECT-TYPE” Salmon Reel.; RHW; Marked “W. Garden / Aberdeen” on face plate; Black Ebonite  knob; Ball-bearing thrust; Dual spring & pawl Adj. check with  Tension regulator; Short smooth brass foot [2 1/2”] to fit modern seats; 11 1/2 oz.;   Circa 1950- 60’s.

3 3/4” DINGLEY “PERFECT-TYPE” Salmon Reel.; RHW; Marked “W. Garden / Aberdeen” on face plate; Black Ebonite knob; Ball-bearing thrust; Dual spring & pawl Adj. check with Tension regulator; Short smooth brass foot [2 1/2”] to fit modern seats; 11 1/2 oz.; Circa 1950- 60’s.

By: DINGLEY

Price: $525.00

Seller ID: R 150189

Condition: Very Good-Near Fine.


R 150189. 3 3/4” DINGLEY “PERFECT-TYPE” Salmon Reel.; RHW; Marked “W. Garden / Aberdeen” on face plate; Solid frame with plate handle; Black Ebonite knob; Ball-bearing thrust; Dual spring & pawl Adj. check with Tension regulator; Spool retaining screw; Marked on inside frame, plate, spool & foot “1”; Short smooth brass foot [2 1/2”] to fit modern seats; foot fastened with 2 screws; 11 1/2 oz.; Uniformly worn gunmetal finish. Circa 1950- 60’s. [Cat. 71.] 15-0189 jlt. –A fine Spey reel for 7/8/9 lines.. Leaded finish worn to a nice patina 14-0163 i. This reel is except... View more info

Image for 3”  DOUGLAS “ARGUS”  3.75 oz. Cap. DT-4 + 50 yd. 20#. in draw string twill fleeced lined bag, box & instructions.

3” DOUGLAS “ARGUS” 3.75 oz. Cap. DT-4 + 50 yd. 20#. in draw string twill fleeced lined bag, box & instructions.

By: DOUGLAS

Price: $365.00

Seller ID: R 150167

Condition: NEW


3” DOUGLAS “ARGUS” 3.75 oz. Cap. DT-4 + 50 yd. 20#. Machined from bar stock 6061 aluminum; Reversible click check with wide adjustment range; Brass foot; Type 2 Anodized in in beautiful dull black; Laser textured palming rim; in draw string twill fleeced lined bag, box & instructions. [Cat. 71. 15-0167 ipx]. –A superlative sporting reel, capable of landing almost any fish that takes a fly. Most fishermen are overgunned with sophisticated disk drag reels, many of which do not allow a low-inertia start-up which protects fine tippets.[Sidebar: One of my fishing companions landed a f... View more info

Image for 3 1/2”  DOUGLAS “ARGUS”  5 oz. Cap. DT-6 + 75 yd. 20#; in draw string twill fleeced lined bag, box & instructions.

3 1/2” DOUGLAS “ARGUS” 5 oz. Cap. DT-6 + 75 yd. 20#; in draw string twill fleeced lined bag, box & instructions.

By: DOUGLAS

Price: $425.00

Seller ID: R 150168

Condition: NEW


3 1/2” DOUGLAS “ARGUS” 5 oz. Cap. DT-6 + 75 yd. 20#. Machined from bar stock 6061 aluminum; Reversible click check with wide adjustment range; Brass foot; Type 2 Anodized in in beautiful dull black; Laser textured palming rim; in draw string twill fleeced lined bag, box & instructions. [Cat. 71. 15-0168 in]. –A superlative sporting reel, capable of landing almost any fish that takes a fly. Most fishermen are overgunned with sophisticated disk drag reels, many of which do not allow a low-inertia start-up which protects fine tippets.[Sidebar: One of my fishing companions landed a f... View more info