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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.

Julius vom Hofe 4 ~ 2 1/8" ~ EXC- ~ The Julius vom Hofe Company was established in 1857. That was 10 years before his brother Edward established his business. He was granted a total of nine patents between 1867 and 1924 while becoming one of the world’s most prolific reel makers. Julius vom Hofe made reels for a number of purveyors of fine tackle including Abbey & Imbrie, Thos. J. Conroy, Leonard-Mills, and von Lengerke & Detmold just to name a few. This hard to find classic features hard rubber black frame, front, and back plates that surround the German silver center and pillars 1" wide spool, ported foot, counter-balanced handle with finely-lathed wood knob, and clicker on/off switch mounted on the back plate. The reel carries the Julius vom Hofe Maker NY stamping which is lightly visible on the front plate and 4 on the bottom of the foot. The drag/clicker is strong and mechanically perfect. There are some light surface scratches and a few nicks on the plates but only minimal fading. The reel comes in a sheepskin lined suede leather zippered case. $395 SUMMER SALE $250

SALE PENDING Julius vom Hofe 4 ~ 2 1/8" ~ EXC- ~ The Julius vom Hofe Company was established in 1857. That was 10 years before his brother Edward established his business. He was granted a total of nine patents between 1867 and 1924 while becoming one of the world’s most prolific reel makers. Julius vom Hofe made reels for a number of purveyors of fine tackle including Abbey & Imbrie, Thos. J. Conroy, Leonard-Mills, and von Lengerke & Detmold just to name a few. This hard to find classic features German silver banded frame with solid black front and back plates, 1" wide spool, ported foot, counter-balanced handle with black knob and clicker on/off switch mounted on the back plate. The reel carries the Julius vom Hofe Maker NY stamping on the front plate and 4 on the bottom of the foot. The drag/clicker is strong and mechanically perfect. There are some light surface scratches and a few nicks on the plates but only minimal fading. The reel comes in a sweet leather case with brass buckle. $395 SUMMER SALE $250

Pflueger(?) 60 yd. ~ 2 ¼" ~ VG+ ~ This unbranded reel has characteristics similar to the hard to find Pflueger 4 Brothers Delite classic and comes in the highly sought after 60 yd. format and features silver banded hard rubber side plates a 1" wide (pillar to pillar) spool, silver bearing cap, rear click switch and ivory Celluloid knob fixed to a full-size counter balanced handle. The knob has a hairline crack and the side plates shows some fading and could be buffed out if desired. There are some surface scratches and nicks on the plates and along the rim from routine usage. This classic reel would look great on your favorite small stream rod and although it has a slight bias for RHW, can be used as LHW if desired. $99

Julius vom Hofe 3 1/2 ~ 2 3/8" ~ EXC- (exception noted) ~ The Julius vom Hofe Company was established in 1857. That was 10 years before his brother Edward established his business. He was granted a total of nine patents between 1867 and 1924 while becoming one of the world’s most prolific reel makers. Julius vom Hofe made reels for a number of purveyors of fine tackle including Abbey & Imbrie, Thos. J. Conroy, Leonard-Mills, and von Lengerke & Detmold just to name a few. This hard to find classic features hard rubber black frame, front, and back plates that surround the German silver center and pillars, 1" wide spool, ported foot, counter-balanced handle with black knob, removable oil cap with “V” grooved star washer, and clicker on/off switch mounted on the back plate. The reel carries the Julius vom Hofe PAT OCT 8, 1889 stamping which is lightly visible on the bottom of the back plate and 3 1/2 on the bottom of the foot. The drag/clicker is strong and mechanically perfect. There is a chip on the edge of the frame on the front plate and some light surface scratches and nicks but only minimal fading. The reel comes in a sheepskin lined suede leather zippered case. A rare find for sure. Because of the chip…$295 SUMMER SALE $195

Pflueger Hawkeye 60 yd. ~ 2 1/2" ~ EXC- ~ This hard to find Pflueger in the very desirable 60 yd size features German silver banded hard rubber side plates a 3/4" wide spool, 2-screw silver foot, counter-balanced handle with black knob, silver screw off bearing cap and rear click switch. The makers mark and Bulldog logo are stamped into the top of the front plate. The hard rubber show some light fading and could be buffed out if desired. There are some surface scratches and nicks on the plates and along the rim from routine usage. The reel comes in a burgundy pull string satchel and original labeled box. $495 SUMMER SALE $325

Pflueger Hawkeye 60 yd. ~ 2 1/2" ~ EXC- ~ This hard to find Pflueger in the very desirable 60 yd size features German silver banded hard rubber side plates a 3/4" wide spool, counter-balanced handle with black knob, silver screw off bearing cap and rear click switch. The makers mark and Bulldog logo are stamped into the top of the front plate. The hard rubber show some light fading and could be buffed out if desired. There are some surface scratches and nicks on the plates and along the rim from routine usage. The reel comes in a burgundy pull string satchel. $450 SUMMER SALE $295

Pflueger Hawkeye 60 yd. ~ 2 1/2" ~ EXC- ~ This hard to find Pflueger in the very desirable 60 yd size features German silver banded hard rubber side plates a 3/4" wide spool, 2-screw silver foot, counter-balanced handle with black knob, silver screw off bearing cap and rear click switch. The makers mark and Bulldog logo are stamped into the top of the front plate. The hard rubber show some light fading and could be buffed out if desired. There are some surface scratches and nicks on the plates and along the rim from routine usage. The reel comes in a burgundy pull string satchel. $450 SUMMER SALE $295

Pflueger Hawkeye 80 yd. ~ 2 1/2" ~ EXC- ~ These aptly named diehard classic reels are highly sought after in the 80 yd size. This one features German silver banded hard rubber side plates a 1 1/8” wide spool, counter-balanced handle with black knob, and silver rear click switch. The makers mark and Bulldog logo are stamped into the top of the front plate. The hard rubber show some light fading and could be buffed out if desired. There are some surface scratches and nicks on the plates and along the rim from routine usage. $475 SUMMER SALE $325

Pflueger Hawkeye 80 yd. ~ 2 1/2" ~ EXC ~ These aptly named diehard classic reels are highly sought after in the 80 yd size. This one features German silver banded hard rubber side plates a 1 1/8” wide spool, counter-balanced handle with black knob, and silver rear click switch. The makers mark and Bulldog logo are stamped into the top of the front plate. There are some surface scratches and nicks on the plates and along the rim from routine usage. $450

Hardy St. George Jr. ~ 2 9/16th” ~ LHW ~ Serial No. A47205 ~ NEW ~ Named after the Patron Saint of England, St. George reels were first introduced in 1911 as a companion to the Hardy Perfect, and have been out of production since 1982…until now. Made in Hardy’s Alnwick, England factory, this new iteration features the more durable anodized 6061 bar-stock aluminum construction with a ventilated spool, solid back, silky smooth dual pawl with silver drag tensioner, naval brass bushings 3 screw latch cover, round milky-white agate line guard housed in a N/S frame, ivorine handle, and smooth brass foot. The set comes with the original Hardy labeled box, leather zippered case with Hardy logo, and a complete set of paperwork. Superb! $595

Orvis CFO ~ 2 5/8” ~ EXC ~ This English-made classic has been the choice of technical and discriminating fly fisherman since 1971. It features a ventilated spool and back, 2–screw latch cover, 2-screw ventilated foot, black knob and a smooth working spring & pawl drag. It currently set up for LHW and comes with a brown suede zip case with sheepskin interior. $225

Bogdan Baby Trout ~ 2 3/4” ~ LHW ~ New ~ The Bogdan family has been producing exquisite handcrafted reels for discriminating anglers worldwide since circa 1940. This trout classic was machined to exacting tolerances from solid bar stock including tool steel, aluminum, bronze and Derlin and features an elegant silver-colored frame with black ventilated face plate and black solid back plate, counter-balanced serpentine S-handle, 2-screw ventilated foot and a silky smooth drag. The reel has nary a nick or scratch and appears to have remained unlined. It comes with a suede leather pull-string satchel Superb! $2,595 SUMMER SALE $2,295

G Loomis Venture 3 & Extra Spool ~ 2 7/8” ~ LHW ~ As New ~ This light-line silent check reel features a sturdy, cast aluminum frame with an attractive champagne gold anodized finish, ventilated spool, solid back, 2-screw quick release spool latch cover, 2-screw foot, matching gold anodized handle and smooth working disc drag mechanics. A strategically placed drag adjuster is centrally located on back plate for easy adjustment. The reel is loaded with new WF-3 Line. The extra spool is located with new Cabela’s 10’ ST Type 3 line. The reel and spool each come with their original labeled cases. These reels retailed for $200. $125

Plfueger Medalist No. 1492 ~ 2 7/8" ~ RHW ~ VG+ ~ This early c. 1940s Medalist in a very desirable size shows normal wear with some paint and features sculpted pillars, square diamolite line guard, 2-screw, foot, 2-screw ivorine latch plate cover and ivorine knob on an alloy post. This reel is mechanically perfect with a silky smooth retrieve and would match up nicely with your vintage light-line bamboo rod. $99 SUMMER SALE $59

Julius vom Hofe 1 ~ 2 7/8" ~ EXC- ~ The Julius vom Hofe Company was established in 1857. That was 10 years before his brother Edward established his business. He was granted a total of nine patents between 1867 and 1924 while becoming one of the world’s most prolific reel makers. Julius vom Hofe made reels for a number of purveyors of fine tackle including Abbey & Imbrie, Thos. J. Conroy, Leonard-Mills, and von Lengerke & Detmold just to name a few. This hard to find rotating plate classic features hard rubber frame and solid back plate, German silver rotating spool plate, 1" wide spool, ported foot, and black knob. The reel carries the Julius vom Hofe Maker NY and READ stampings on the front plate and 1 on the bottom of the foot. The drag/clicker is strong and mechanically perfect. There are some light surface scratches, tarnish, and a few nicks on the plates but only minimal fading. The reel comes in a silver pull string satchel. $495 SUMMER SALE $295

Able Model Pt. 5 ~ 3” ~ LHW/RHW ~ Serial No. 8144 ~ As New ~ This high-quality standard-arbor reel features the upgraded red/blue camo finish, ventilated spool, 2-screw foot, exotic 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 new Cortland 444SL WF-5 line and backing in an Able-labeled case, box, instruction manual, and blank warranty card. This finely-tuned, top of the line reel, proudly made in the USA, looks unused. Retail with upgraded finish was about $500. Superb! $425 SUMMER SALE $325

Able Model Pt. 5 ~ 3” ~ LHW/RHW ~ Serial No. 8166 ~ As New ~ This high-quality standard-arbor reel features the upgraded multi-colored camo finish, ventilated spool, 2-screw foot, exotic 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 new line and backing in an Able-labeled case, box, instruction manual, and blank warranty card. This finely-tuned, top of the line reel, proudly made in the USA, looks unused. Retail with upgraded finish was about $500. Superb! $425 SUMMER SALE $325

Able Model Pt. 5 ~ 3” ~ LHW/RHW ~ Serial No. 8281 ~ As New ~ This high-quality standard-arbor reel features the upgraded blue/black camo finish, ventilated spool, 2-screw foot, exotic 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, box, instruction manual, and blank warranty card. This finely-tuned, top of the line reel, proudly made in the USA, looks unused. Retail with upgraded finish was about $500. Superb! $425 SUMMER SALE $325

Orvis Madison Model 9 Extra Spool ~ As New ~ The USA-made reel was Orvis’ answer to the popular Pflueger Medalist. For sale here is an extra 3"-diameter spool, apparently unused, for a 3 1/2" reel that comes with the original labeled Orvis reel box. $60 SUMMER SALE $40

(3) Hardy Perfect Spools ~ 3 1/8” ~ LHW ~ EXC+/As New ~ These bronze-ish silver extra spools for the English-made classic from Hardy Bros are likely from the 1980s/90s. All are lined with backing and appear unfished. Each spool comes in an orange/cream Hardy-labeled box with original tissue paper. Two of the boxes are labeled 3 1/8”. The other box is labeled 3 3/8” (but is for a 3 1/8” reel) $125 ea. / all 3 for $295 SUMMER SALE $100 ea./ all 3 for $250

Lamson Guru 1.5 & 2 Extra Spools ~ 3 1/8” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC+ ~ This quality-made large arbor reel was machined from 6061 aluminum and features an attractive silver-gray anodized finish, counter balanced spool with black knob, strategically placed center drag control, and a silky smooth sealed conical drag system. From the maker” “Steadfast and stylish, Guru has long set a standard as a rugged, fully USA-machined ultra-reliable reel at a great price. We updated Guru’s spool geometry for enhanced retrieve rates, opened the porting to reduce weight and improve line drying, integrated the counterbalance and introduced a curved cross section arbor for structural stability. Guru continues to prove that the quest for “enlightenment” can be anything but boring.” The reel is presently set up for LHW and along with the two extra spools, come in the original Lamson-labeled neoprene case (the extra spools are loaded with backing). This reel retails for $225 and the spools for $100. Yours, with very low mileage, for…$195 SUMMER SALE $150

Winston Perfect ~ 3 1/8” ~ RHW/LHW ~ Serial No. WP2185 ~ NEW ~ The first Perfect reel was introduced c. 1889. Well over a century later, it is still regarded as one of the finest reel designs in the world. Perfects have long been cherished by collectors and are highly valued by anglers looking for a reel that offers tradition craftsmanship, simplicity and performance. Winston’s redesign of this classic reel offers just that. The Winston Perfect retains all the attributes of the original time-proven Perfect design but is lighter, stronger, and incredibly reliable. It has a reversible retrieve that is presently set up for LHW and can handle anything from a 4wt. line to 6wt. line. The reel comes with the original Winston embroidered velvet pouch, original labeled box, blank warranty card, instruction manual and Winston marketing booklet. These reels are becoming increasingly harder to find. $725 SUMMER SALE $595

Able Super 4 ~ 3 1/4” ~ LHW/RHW ~ Serial No. S2733 ~ As New ~ This high-quality large-arbor reel features the upgraded blue/black camo finish, ventilated spool, 2-screw foot, exotic 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 in an Able-labeled case, box with blank warranty card. This finely-tuned, top of the line reel, proudly made in the USA, looks unused. Retail with upgraded finish was about $600. Superb! $495 SUMMER SALE $325

Pflueger Medalist No. 1494 Extra Spool ~ VG+ ~ The classic design on of the Medalist can be seen on bamboo rods by enthusiasts worldwide. For sale here is an extra spool only with ivorine knob on an alloy post and ivorine 2-screw quick release latch cover that will fit the 1494 or 1494DA. The spool comes with s Pflueger labeled box. $45 SUMMER SALE $25

House Bougle MkVII ~ 3 1/4” ~ LHW/RHW ~ Serial No. SN J38168 ~ New ~ The Bougle was derived from the historically significant Hardy Perfect and features a solid winding plate, ventilated spool accented by ivorine winding knob, silver drag tensioner, and a silky smooth adjustable click and pawl drag system. The reel comes with the original labeled neoprene case, box, paperwork, and blank warranty card and is presently set up for LHW. This reproduction of the famed classic will compliment your favorite bamboo or glass rod nicely and is offered at an attractive price point that won’t break the bank. $395 SUMMER SALE $250

Hardy Viscount 130 ~ 3 1/4” ~ RHW/LHW ~ As New ~ This was Hardy’s candidate for the budget-minded angler and features an alloy frame, ventilated spool, solid back plate, black knob, adjustable drag regulator and latch plate cover. This reel is mechanically sound and shows virtually no signs of use. It can be converted for use as a RHW or LHW reel and is presently set up for RHW. $150 SUMMER SALE $100

SOLD Hardy Viscount 130 "Silent Check" & Extra Spool ~ 3 1/4” ~ RHW/LHW ~ VG ~ This was Hardy’s candidate for the budget-minded angler and features an alloy frame, ventilated spool, solid back plate, black knob, adjustable drag regulator and 2-screw latch plate cover. This reel shows signs of normal use with standard edge wear and a few some marks and scratches. It's mechanically sound and can be converted for use as a RHW or LHW reel. It is presently set up for RHW and both sppols comes loaded with useable line and backing. The reel comes in a sheep skinned dual zippered case.

SALE PENDING Orvis SSS Direct Drive 6/7 & Extra Spool ~ 3 1/4” ~ RHW ~ VG ~ This quality reel was made in Argentina for a brief period by STH for Orvis. The direct drive models were based on the STH Eliseo and the AR models. It features a black fully ventilated frame and spool, counter-balanced silver handle and solid direct drive mechanics with infinitely adjustable and centrally-located drag regulator. The edge wear, marks and scratches and tiny amount of oxidation on the counter-balance indicate it was likely someone’s go to reel. It's mechanically sound and both spools come loaded with useable line and backing. The reel comes in a sheep skinned lined dual zippered case. $125

Pflueger GEM No. 2094 ~ 3 ¼” ~ RHW ~ EXC- ~ Don’t pass up this nice example of a rarely seen Pflueger in a very desirable size that shows less wear than normally seen. It features a satin gunmetal finish, ventilated back plate and spool, 2-screw foot, square diamolite line guard, and ivorine knob. It’s mechanically tight and sings that with that hallmark Pflueger song on retrieve. The reel comes with the original labeled box. Proudly made in the USA. $59 SUMMER SALE $39

SALE PENDING Pflueger Medalist No. 1494 ~ 3 ¼” ~ RHW ~ EXC ~ The classic design on of the Medalist can be seen on bamboo rods by enthusiasts worldwide. This one 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 frame and rim wear that is much less than typically seen on this workhorse model. This classic reel, proudly made in Akron, OH, USA, would complement any bamboo, glass, or graphite rod nicely. $59 SUMMER SALE $39

Pflueger Medalist No. 1494 ~ 3 ¼” ~ LHW ~ VG+ ~ The classic design on of the Medalist can be seen on bamboo rods by enthusiasts worldwide. This one 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. The reel has the typical frame and rim wear and comes loaded with backing. This classic, proudly made in Akron, OH, USA, would match up nicely with any bamboo, glass, or graphite rod. $59 SUMMER SALE $39

Pflueger Medalist No. 1494DA ~ 3 ¼” ~ RHW ~ VG+ ~ The classic design on of the Medalist can be seen on bamboo rods by enthusiasts worldwide. This one 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. The reel has the typical frame and rim wear. This classic, proudly made in Akron, OH, USA, would match up nicely with any bamboo, glass, or graphite rod. $59 SUMMER SALE $39

Shakespeare Pflueger Medalist No. 1494 ½CJ ~ 3 ¼” ~ LHW ~ EXC- ~ The classic design on of the Medalist can be seen on bamboo rods by enthusiasts worldwide. This one, branded by Shakespeare, features a ventilated frame and silver-trimmed spool, diamolite line guard, ivorine knob with alloy post, ivorine drag adjuster, and ivorine 2-screw quick release latch cover. The reel has lighter than normal frame and rim wear and comes loaded with Cortland Peach line (line wt. not marked). This classic, proudly made in Akron, OH, USA, would match up nicely with any bamboo, glass, or graphite rod. $75 SUMMER SALE $59

Lamson USA 3.0 ~ 3 3/8” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC ~ This workhorse reel with black finish features a quick-release ventilated spool with black knob and silver counter-balance, black drag adjustment knob, and a silky smooth retrieve with a pleasing light click. It is presently set up for RHW and loaded with backing and comes is a high quality LL Bean zippered case. $175 SUMMER SALE $125

Orvis Battenkill Disc 8/9 & Extra Spool ~ 3 3/8” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC ~ This classic from Orvis is packed with features at an economical price. It features that classic Orvis gray finish with ventilated spool and back, 2-screw latch cover, 2-screw foot, black handle and drag adjuster knob and silky smooth true disc drag mechanics. It is currently set up for LHW and can easily be converted to RHW. There is some edge wear and a few scuffs and dings from what appears to be normal use. The reel comes loaded with line and backing and the extra spool with backing and would be a nice fit for an 8.5’ to 9.5’ bamboo rod. $99

SALE PENDING Able AC2 ~ 3 1/2” ~ LHW/RHW ~ As New ~ This quality-made narrow-frame large-arbor reel features the upgraded camo finish. The reel frame, spool, drag knob and foot are made of 6061-T-651 cold finished Aerospace grade aluminum, additional features include ventilated spool and back plate, 2-screw foot, exotic wood handle, and silky-smooth mechanics with internally adjustable pawl click drag made from 303 heat-treated stainless steel, locked in place by two small hex cam nuts and a spring retainer. It is presently set up for LHW and comes in an Able-labeled case and box with blank warranty card. The narrow frame design equals fast line pick-up! This finely-tuned, top of the line reel, proudly made in the USA, looks unused. Retail with upgraded finish was about $400. Superb! $250

Edgar Sealey Flyman ~ 3 1/2” ~ RHW ~ VG+/EXC- ~ This venerable ‘ole classic from Redditch, England was likely made by J.W. Young and features a gun metal pebble finish back plate, gray pebble finish spool, 2-screw foot, and white knob. Absolutely silky smooth retrieve with slight bias for RHW, but can easily be used as LHW. Comes loaded with backing lined for RHW. $75 SPRING SALE $45

Pflueger Sal-Trout No. 1554 ~ 3 1/2” ~ EXC- ~ This popular USA-made reel features a black ventilated frame, silver ventilated spool, 2-screw foot, silver on/off clicker knob, black handle on an alloy post with a silver counter-balance cap, and a solid drag that purrs in either direction, but has a slight bias for RHW. There is some rim wear and paint loss on the rim and back plate. This vintage-look reel would accent your bamboo/fiberglass rod nicely. $59 SUMMER SALE $35

Lamson USA 3.5~ 3 5/8” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC+ ~ This workhorse reel with a matte black finish shows little use or rim wear and features a quick-release ventilated spool with black knob and silver counter-balance, black drag adjustment knob, and a silky smooth retrieve with a pleasing light click. It is presently set up for RHW and comes in a black neoprene “The Fly Shop” branded pouch. $125

Pflueger Medalist No. 1495 AK ~ 3 5/8” ~ RHW ~ EXC ~ The classic design on of the Medalist can be seen on bamboo rods by enthusiasts worldwide. It features solid black frame with ventilated spool, metal line guard and ivorine knob, 2-screw quick release latch cover. It’s mechanically smooth and tight with that hallmark Pflueger sound audible on the retrieve. Presently set up for RHW, but believed to be convertible. This low mileage reel retains 100 percent of its black finish with only limited edge wear noted. $59 SPRING SALE $39

Pflueger Medalist No. 1495 ~ 3 5/8” ~ LHW ~ EXC ~ The classic design on of the Medalist can be seen on bamboo rods by enthusiasts worldwide. It features a ventilated spool and back plate, 2-screw ivorine latch cap, ivorine drag adjuster and knob, diamolite line guard and is mechanically smooth and tight with a silky smooth retrieve and that hallmark Pflueger clicker. There is only minor paint loss and rim wear, much less typically seen on this model. This classic reel would complement your 8.5’ to 9.5’bamboo and glass rods nicely. It comes with the original box and paperwork. $99 SPRING SALE $59

Pflueger Medalist No. 1495 ~ 3 5/8” ~ RHW ~ VG+ ~ Check out this very nice example of the hard to find early Medalist featuring sculpted pillars, 2-screw metal latch plate cover, amber drag adjuster and knob and round line guard. It’s mechanically smooth and tight with that sweet hallmark Pflueger sound audible on the retrieve. Paint loss on the frame and spool is much less than typically seen on Medalists form this era. The reel comes with a Pflueger Medalist box labeled for a No. 1496 ½ and is a nice find for the Pflueger enthusiast in all of us! $99 SPRING SALE $79

Fin~Nor No 3 Anti-Reverse ~ 3 3/4" ~ RHW ~ EXC- ~ This finely-tuned, post-wedding cake classic features a pleasing gold finish with conical back, 2-screw foot, dual knob crank, and flawless working brake adjustment system. There are a few nicks, surface scratches and some light rim wear compliments of years of faithful service. The number 3 is stamped into the bottom of the of frame proximal to the foot. It comes with a burgundy Crown Royal-branded pull-string satchel. This highly sought after saltwater classic is regarded by knowledgeable Fin-Nor enthusiasts as one of the best models Gar Wood, Jr. ever produced and is attractively priced for a quick sale. $425 SPRING SALE $225

Hardy St. George ~ 3 3/4" ~ RHW ~ EXC (exception noted) ~ This classic reel from Hardy Bros. features the attractive gray Hardy enamel frame and with ventilated spool, straight line writing on back plate, milky white agate line guide housed in a nickel silver ring, two-screw latch plate cap, silver drag tension adjuster screw, black ebonite winding knob, small ribbed foot, and a silky smooth dual pawl and spring drag system. The frame and coin-edge rims show minimal wear, however there are some surface scratches on the latch plate cover. The remainder of the exterior finish and the interior mechanics appear near new. The reel comes loaded with backing and stored in a blue/cream Hardy labeled zippered case. $325 SPRING SALE $225

STH 3 MR POP ~ 3 3/4” ~ RHW ~ EXC+ ~ This reels from the famous Argentina maker features an injection molded steel matte black finished ventilated frame and spool, 2-screw foot, 2-screw quick-release latch plate cover, a silky-smooth drag system with black tensioner screw with knurled edges for positive grip centrally located on the back plate, impregnated wood handle, and the functionality of the POP Cassette system. There is virtually no wear or obvious signs of use on the frame, rim, spool, or foot. It comes in a black “The Fly Shop” branded neoprene case. $99 SPRING SALE $59

Saracione Black & Gold Wedding Cake ~ 3 7/8” ~ RHW ~ Serial No. 13 of 20 ~ New ~ A limited production (20 sets) of these remarkable saltwater reels were made as a tribute to the Gar Wood Fin~Nor Wedding Cake reels by world renown maker Joe Saracione. This “Permit” model features an attractive gold anodized frame, solid black 1 1/16”-diameter counterbalanced spool, powerful and silky smooth cork drag with strategically placed black drag adjustment, and black knob, The reel comes with a vintage LL Bean leather zip case. Superb in every way! $1,495 SPRING SALE $895

Pflueger Medalist No. 1496 1/2 ~ 4” ~ LHW/RHW ~ VG+ ~ The classic design on of the Medalist can be seen on bamboo rods by enthusiasts worldwide. This one features a ventilated frame and silver-trimmed spool, 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 some frame and rim wear. It is presently set up for RHW, but is easily convertible to LHW and is loaded with Cortland 444 WF-8S Rocket taper line. This classic large game reel would complement any bamboo, glass, or graphite rod nicely. $75 SPRING SALE $35

Pflueger Supreme No. 1578DA ~ 4” ~ RHW ~ EXC+ ~ This collectable reel from the late 60s/70s was built on a modified ventilated Medalist frame and features, a one piece spool, anti-reverse lever that could be flipped on or off, silver strapped oil cap, black knob, and hefty drag system with a centrally-located drag adjuster designed for large freshwater and saltwater quarry. Pflueger owner's manual indicate tis reel will take 350 yards 15-lb. Supreme Monofilament backing with 40 yards Supreme Fly Line. A passage from Lefty Kreh’s “Fly Fishing in Salt Water” indicated that the reel will take 250 yards of 30# dacron and a SWT-11F line. The reels comes in a silver felt Shimano-branded pull-string satchel. This classic shows light use and rim wear and is ready for your next salmon/steelie outing and/or trip to the Salt. $125 SPRING SALE $75

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