Antique, Collectible Bait Casting/ Tournament Fishing Reels
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"CATALINA" FREE SPOOL DEEP SEA REEL HR/GS
This is a "Catalina" Free Spool Big Game Deep Sea Reel by Montague. It is in excellent condition mechanically and shows very nicely cosmetically! Made of hard rubber and german silver with a rim knurled lever to engage "free spool" option. Has knurled end caps, leather thumb drag, click mechanism, and counterbalanced handle. Reel foot has not been cut or filed and is marked "200" on its bottom which designates the line capacity for the reel in yards. Strong click! Brass arbor. Approximate 3" diameter side plates. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 18062Price $110.00
"PREMIER TOURNAMENT" CASTING REEL W/ LEATHER CASE.
Premier "Tournament" Casting Reel (Montague maker) with jeweled end caps and and found in a South Bend leather reel case! Front face plate has a knurled Kentucky style click, and back face plate has a free spool adjustment. Reel has a single counterbalanced handle with an ivorine grasp. Coin edge rims, and a full reel fool uncut or filed. Marked "60" on the foot for the line capacity. We believe this to be one of Montague's best tournament casting reels. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 18376Price $49.00
ABBEY & IMBRIE BY MEISSELBACH #581 TRIPART BAIT CASTER!
Front face plate of this nickel over brass finish bait caster is marked "Abbey & Imbrie. Ny.". Patent dates on rear side plate belong to Meisellbach Bros. who made this reel for A & I. Reel works great with loud smooth click. Has a brass arbor, endplates that quickly turn by hand to change spools without removing any screws! Single ivorine handle knob with counterbalanced handle knob. Meisellbach's name and line capacity is marked on the bottom of the reel foot area (80 yds.). Coin edge knurling on both outside rims. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 18958Price $89.00
B.C. MILAM "RUSTICA NO.3" BAIT CASTING REEL!
B.C. Milam bait casting reel, his model "Rustica No.3" Frankfort, Ky. Early Kentucky reel having knurled end caps, click adjustment on face plate, ivorine handle knob, and a full uncut reel foot. Strong click. The earliest B.C. Milam marked reels do not have serial numbers like this one. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 18934Price $395.00
B.C. MILAM FRANKFORT KY. NO. 3 BAIT CASTING REEL
Beautiful all German Silver Bait Casting Reel by B.C. Milam of Frankfort, Ky. It is his model No. 3 with double Kentucky style click adjustments. Has full, uncut foot, ivorine crasp on a single counterbalanced handle. Knurled rim around face plate edge. Free spool option.Milam was one of the earliest bait casting reel makers in the United States. He learned his trade with Meek around 1852 and then around 1881 he made his own reels and broke up the Meek-Milam partnership. Milam had originally apprenticed for Meek. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 18933Price $595.00
B.F. MEEK & SONS LOUISVILLE, KY. NO.3 BLUE GRASS REEL!
B.F. Meek & Sons, Louisville Kentucky No.3 Blue Grass German silver bait casting multiplier reel, red agate adjustable bearing caps, twin check drag adjusters to geared housing, twin ivorine handles on bar, 2 screw foot stamped with serial number 4843.The back side plate is inscribed lightly "JM Byrne" and a number of "322-09-2800". Cork arbor and a full size reel foot uncut or filed. Reel is mechanically excellent. Cosmetically we have not polished or cleaned reel as we always leave that to the collectors discretion. Nice coin edges at rim of each side plate. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 18378Price $259.00
B.F. MEEK & SONS NO. 33 BLUE GRASS GS BAIT CASTER EX++
B.F. Meek & Sons Blue Grass No. 33 German Silver Bait Casting reel from Louisville, KY! Has click adjustment on rear side plate, thumb drag rest bar, knurled edges both rims, and a strong but smooth click. Brass arbor and ivorine handle grasp. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 18439Price $150.00
B.F. MEEK & SONS NO.25 TOURNMENT CASTING REEL!
B.F. Meek & Sons No. 25 Bluegrass Tournament Casting Reel. Made in Louisville,Ky., this casting reel has the Carters "Screw Off" rear end plate with Patent dates of "Jul 5 .04" & "Nov.28 .05". Large balsa arbor, small twin tournament handle, & unique thumb drag to control casting distance of the line. Both end plates have nice coin edge detailing. Free spool or click (adjustment on back plate). Heavy German silver reel. Reel foot has a cut out at one end by original owner. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 18938Price $279.00
B.F. MEEK & SONS NO.3 BLUEGRASS BAIT CASTING REEL!
B.F. Meek & Sons No. 3 Bluegrass Bait Casting Reel! Has jeweled end caps, knurled front rim, double Kentucky click adjustments, double ivorine reel handle, and full uncut reel foot. Serial # 5056 stamped on foot bottom. Beautiful German Silver Reel. Mechanically excellent with really nice sounding click & free spin option! Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 18939Price $279.00
C.1880 ENGLISH BAIT REEL ALL BRASS UNUSUAL BRAKE SYSTEM!
Early English (c.1880) all brass fishing reel with half handle and unique braking system. Sliding pillar bar can be moved out to stop retrieve or also fit into hole in half handle to lock handle in place completely. Single action reel with no click. Full brass foot and original wooden handle knob in tack! Approximate 2" diameter. No visible markings to note maker, patents, or reel name. Rare old early reel. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 18950Price $198.00
HEDDON "LONE-EAGLE NO. 206 LW BAIT CASTING REEL!
Heddon level wind bait casting reel the "Lone-Eagle No.206". This reel is nickel over brass with jeweled end caps, twin ivorine handle grasps, Kentucky style click adjustment and a full uncut reel foot! Mechanically excellent and cosmetically not bad! Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 18663Price $59.00
HORTON MFG. CO. (MEEK) NO. 4 BLUEGRASS TOURNAMENT CASTING REEL!
This is a Meek designed casting reel made by the Horton Mfg. Co. of Bristol ,KY. In 1916, Horton Mfg. Co. bought the B.F. Meek & Sons fishing reel business and name. They moved the manufacture from Louisville, KY to Bristol, CT. Horton continued to make high quality reels in the Meek tradition up until late 1940's. Meek reels were the top of the line. This reel is the No. 4 Bluegrass with a large balsa arbor for the purpose of tournament casting! Made of German Silver with agate end caps, twin ivorine handle grasps, dual click adjustments and a full uncut reel foot! Free spool is so smooth and when click engaged is strong & loud. Found in a after market leather reel case which is included! Serial number of 13503 is stamped on the bottom of the reel foot. We have not polished or cleaned this reel leaving that to the collectors discretion! Please click on its image to see additional closeups.SKU 18382Price $295.00
J.A.COXE LEVEL WIND BAIT CASTING REEL NO.95-C EX+++!
J.A. Coxe No.95-C Bait Casting/Level Wind vintage fishing reel in almost unused condition! Aluminum foot, untouched arbor, click adjustment, drag adjustment, and both end caps knurled/coin edge! Original black finish with minute rubs at rim edges. Reel is working great too. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 18443Price $39.00
JULES VOM HOFE "QUADRUPLE" BAITCASTER C. 1900
Jules Vom Hofe "Quadruple" model Kentucky style Bait Casting Reel. This reel features the Kentucky style click adjustment! The end caps are knurled, the reel foot full length with the trademark hole drilled in it, and a counterbalanced handle! The rim edges are coin like and the arbor is solid brass. Reel has 2" diameter and a spool width of 1 1/4" approximately. The click adjustment on the back side operates the on/off click. The raised front housing houses the multiplier gears. The front face hard rubber click operates the "free spool". Just needs some oil ( a little squeaky) otherwise appears to work but we would add to any Vom Hofe collection! Please click on its image to see additional images!SKU 16844Price $89.00
JULIUS VOM HOFE NO. 4 CASTING REEL ROSETTE WASHERS!
Julius Vom Hofe HR/NOB No. 4 bait caster with rosette washers, knurled end caps, trademark hole drilled in foot, and counterbalanced handle. There is also a sliding click adjustment on rear side plate. Mechanically fine with strong click. Hard rubber side plates are in great overall condition. Nickel plating shows minor rubs in few places & spool could use a cleaning (not touched by us) which we like to leave to the discretion of the collector. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 18945Price $125.00
JULIUS VOM HOFE RP/HR SIZE "4 " TROUT REEL
Julius Vom Hofe raised pillar with hard rubber side plates. It is stamped on the foot bottom "4" for the size designation. The foot is drilled with the Vom Hofe trade mark hole. It has a single counterbalanced handle with ivorine grasp. Click on back side plate works great. Strong click. Old braided line found on reel left alone. Full length original foot not filed. Has not been cleaned! Approximate 2 1/8" diameter to outside of raised pillars. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 18279Price $89.00
PENN REELS NO. 155 BAIT CASTING REEL W/TOOL & SACK!
Penn Reels model No. 155 (Beachmaster)Bait Casting Reel for lake or sea. Reel is in great working order and has a star drag, free spool lever, strong click adjustment, and beautiful red torpedo handle knob! Shows minor wear on reel foot. Screw heads appear excellent and the reel overall has a bright finish. Penn famous light weight plastic spool. Penn labeled tool included with reel. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 19035Price $25.00
PENN REELS NO. 500 JIGMASTER "TAKE-A-PART" SW REEL W/BOX!
Penn Jigmaster Salt Water Reel No. 500 "Take-a-Part" with its box but found with just the one spool in the reel. The box says two spools but it came to us with only the one as shown (see pictures). Great condition overall both mechanically and cosmetically! The Jigmaster has high speed retrieve, star drag, free spool, and a gear ratio of 4 to 1. It can carry 350 yds of 20 lb. mono or 200 yds. of 36 lb. nylon. Its' box has different Penn papers (reel catalog, take-a-part instructions, & others). Heavy duty plastic factory spool that resist's corrosion from salt water & lightens reel. Great for Albacore, Stripers, and many other game fish. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 19081Price $39.00
PENN REELS NO. 9MS "PEERLESS MONOFIL" NMIB!
Penn Reels No. 9MS "Peerless Monofil" salt water fishing reel with a torpedo handle grasp! Level wind, star drag, metal spool, and full free spool action! Gear ratio of 3 to 1. It was found in the correct box with a Penn tool also. The reel appears to have never had line on it! Can carry 275 yds. of 15 lb. mono or 200 yds. of 20 lb. mono. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 19073Price $33.00
PFLUEGER "REDIFOR" BULL DOG TM. GS BAITCASTER!
Rare Pflueger "Redifor" model c.1914 bait casting fishing reel. Has name and Bull Dog trademark stamped on the face plate. Mechanically the reel works great with loud strong click (two Kentucky style adjustments on face plate). Original full length reel foot and original counter balanced handle. This is a GS made reel but we have not attempted to clean any of the corrosion from any of the surfaces. What you see is the way we found it. Jeweled oil end caps are also original to reel. Considered a tough model to fine & acquire. Again reel appears to be functioning fine! Please click on its image to see additional closeups! (fabric reel sack is included)SKU 18959Price $89.00
PFLUEGER "ROCKET" NO. 1355 LW BAIT CASTING REEL MIB!
Beautiful unused Pflueger "Rocket" No. 1355 level wind/anti-back-lash casting reel. Has its original tie tag on it and paper work in box (dated 11/52). Works great with strong click, never had line on it, in its correct box! Has a star drag, a gear ratio of 3.62 to 1, and a polished diamolite original finish! Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 19173Price $45.00
PFLUEGER "SUMMIT" LW BAIT CASTER MIB W/SACK & PAPER!
Pflueger "Summit" No. 1993-L level wind anti-back lash bait casting reel unused in its original box (dated 3/63). It also includes in the box a tool, suede sack, and its paper! Beautiful etched side plates with jeweled end caps, a cork arbor, and double handle knob. We are members of ORCA if you have any additional questions≥ Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 19185Price $39.00
PFLUEGER NO.1885 INTEROCEAN DEEP SEA REEL EX++!
Beautiful condition Pflueger No.1885 InterOcean deep sea reel made in the USA (Akron,OH). Chrome plated finish over brass with bake-a-lite side plates. Single counterbalanced handle with torpedo style grasp. Knurled end caps and a free spool lever at rim on face plate. Leather thumb drag. Click adjustment on back side plate. Brass arbor, reel looks almost unused! Mechanically excellent! Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 18370Price $49.00
PRECISION BILT "MARQUETTE " MAR 100 LEVEL WIND CASTING REEL!
Vintage Marquette Precisionbilt Mar-100 Fishing Reel (also has "DIVISION AERCO CORP - HOLLYDALE CALIFORNIA - PAT. PEND." marked on it) End plates are transparent...very unique reel. Everything working great and reel foot is full original length. Level wind. Nicely sculpted pillars. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 18890Price $49.00
SHAKESPEARE "TOURNAMENT FREESPOOL" NO.1740 HE
Shakespeare "Tournament Freespool" No. 1740, model HE fishing reel in excellent plus condition! Has large balsa arbor and jeweled end caps. This reel was designed specifically for tournament casting. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 18371Price $95.00
SHAKESPEARE TACKLE NO. 1920 "WONDEREEL" LW BAIT CASTING REEL NMIB!
Shakespeare Bait Casting Reel near mint in its correct box with papers! It is their model No. 1920 "Wondereel" with level wind, anti-back-lash, and light weight spool! "No Back-Lashes, No Thumbing, Long Casts". Bright original chromium finish un polished. Faux marbleized handle knobs. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 19118Price $39.00
SHAKESPEARE TOURNAMENT FREE SPOOL REEL NO.1740 HE
Shakespeare No. 1740 HE Tournament Free Spool Casting Reel. Has a large balsa arbor, knurled/jeweled end caps, click adjustment on rear side plate and full uncut reel foot. Nickel silver finish. Single counterbalanced handle with a ivorine grasp. Mechanically excellent! Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 18372Price $89.00
SOUTH BEND NO. 400 LW/ANTI-BACK-LASH CASTING REEL MIB!
Beautiful South Bend Tackle Co. No. 400 Bait Casting Reel unused in its correct box with papers! Works great and is a level wind with anti back lash protection! Has jeweled end caps, faux marble double handle knobs. Drag adjustment, strong click on/off, with chromium finish! Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 19127Price $39.00
TALBOT REEL CO. "COMET" CASTING REEL IN GS & TOURNAMENT HANDLE!
Talbot Reel Co. "Comet" casting reel (we believe tournament casting because of the special tournament handle on it). Reel has a Kentucky style click & free spool adjustment of face plate. Knurled end caps and having full foot not filed or altered! Beautiful reel. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 18977Price $289.00
TALBOT REEL CO. "NANIGUA" CASTING REEL IN GERMAN SILVER!
Talbot Reel Co."Nanigua" casting reel in german silver. "S" handle with knurled counterbalance and ivorine handle grasp! Also has knurled end caps and a full uncut reel foot! Kentucky style click and free spool adjustment working beautifully! Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 18978Price $359.00
TALBOT REEL CO. "STAR" CASTING REEL IN GS EX+!
Talbot Reel Co. "Star" bait casting reel in German silver and having a single counterbalanced handle with ivorine grasp! Kentucky style click/free spool adjustment. Knurled end caps, full reel foot, and tooled Pilars. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 18784Price $350.00
THOS. J. CONROY NY. 2 1/8" RP TROUT REEL BY J.V.H.
Made for "Thos. J. Conroy" of New York (on front face plate) by Julius Vom Hofe (stamped on back side plate)! This is a No. 3 1/2 nickel over brass raised pillar reel w/trademark J.V.H. drilled reel foot and model size stamped on foot. Knurled end cap on back face plate as well as a sliding click mechanism. Click is strong! Reel is working but has not been cleaned outside or inside leaving that to collectors discretion. Original counterbalance handle and J.V.H. ebonite grasp. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 18662Price $69.00