ANTIQUE REELS

Kentucky, Fly, Collectible & Big Game Fishing Reels 

A Division of 'Custom Rod & Reel',  Lighthouse Point, Florida

Tom Greene

'Custom Rod & Reel' Store Phone: (954) 781-5600

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Tom Greene's personal collection 2014

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Reel #       Description  
315

Edward vom Hofe, 'Star' reel, model 511, size 3-0, with free spool  throw off option, Pat. '96, sn. C152, leather thumb brake.

P.O.R

 

Edward vom Hofe, 511, size 3-0  
316

Stockford Reel Co., South Bend, Ind., # 80 on foot

$450

Stockford Reel Co.
317

Edward vom Hofe, 650, 'Islamorada',  No. 1, sn. B 174, Pat. '96 

 

$950

Edward vom Hofe, 650, 'Islamorada',  No. 1  

Model 650 was the Islamorada available in size 1/0 but in two widths, 2 and 2 inches. This again was based on the Star reel but unlike the model 560 had three pillars. This reel was intended for fighting larger fish because it had the Pilot Wheel (star drag) Adjustable Tension drag with a rim control free spool. There was no sliding gear rim controller as the gears were constantly engaged. (M. Duma)

318

Edward vom Hofe, 800, 'Long Key', No. 2, sn. G253, no Pat. date

 

P.O.R

 

 

Model 800 was the Long Key specially made for Bonefish and available in one size only size two with a width of 15/8 inch and a three to one multiplying capacity. It was fitted with Adjustable Automatic Tension Drag, sliding gear transmission and rim control. It also had a rim control free spool lever. (M. Duma)

319

J. Deally, Louisville, Ky, No. 7, engraved: 'W. E. Steger / Nashville, Tenn.', sn. 138,  6:00 half-handle, very rare

 

$11,500

  J. Deally, Louisville, Ky, No. 7,
320

Edward vom Hofe, 621, No. 2-0, sn. k185

 

  SOLD

321 Edward vom Hofe, Surf reel, size 0, no serial number, free spool switch, c. 1940's

$600

 
322

Meek & Milam, Frankfort, Ky., No. 3, numbered screws, 12 O'clock half-handle, long foot

$3,400

 
323 Hardy Bros., Perfect, 'Handheld rod' logo

P.O.R

  Hardy Bros., Perfect, 'Handheld rod' logo
324 Pflueger, 'Tarpon', marked 250 on foot

P.O.R

 

325

Edward vom Hofe, No. 1-0, sn. O 513, Pat. '02

 

(Need to identify the model, ??  No star drag, not a 621)

P.O.R

 

 
326

O.V.B. / Kentucky, counter balanced, 4 O'Clock handle

 

SOLD

  O.V.B. / Kentucky, counter balanced
327

Hardy Bros., 'The Silex Major'

P.O.R

 

  Hardy Bros., 'The Silex Major' reel
328

Meek & Milam, Frankfort, Ky., No.2, 12:00 half-handle, no sn. numbered screws

$3,500

Meek & Milam, No.2, 12:00 half-handle
329

Edward vom Hofe,  no numbers, no sn., Pat. '96

 

Need to take apart this reel to identify (TF)

 

P.O.R

 

 

 
330

B.F. Meek & Sons, Louisville, Ky., Blue Grass Reel, No. 3, sn. 2920, jeweled caps, triple handle, tournament reel, wood arbor

P.O.R

 

 

The Blue Grass Reel Works Co. was founded in 1899 and was affiliated with B.F. Meek & Sons of Louisville, Kentucky.  The Blue Grass line of reels was eventually incorporated into the B.F. Meek & Sons line of Meek reels.  (R. Gast)

331

Manufactured by Jas. Heddon's Sons, No. 40, screw-off take-apart

P.O.R

 

Heddon's Sons, No. 40, screw-off  
332

James Heddon's Sons, No. 3-24 reel

 

$1,100

334

James Heddon's Sons, No. 4-15 'windshield wiper' reel

 

$1,750

  

Heddon hired William Carter and Jack Welch to develop a line of reels to compete with the Meek reels. In 1917, they introduced their first Carter-built reels. The great windshield wiper design reels were sold in 1922 as a No. 4-15 and in 1923 and 1924 as a No. 4-18. (R. Gast)

335

James Heddon's Sons, No. 3-24, jeweled end caps, marked 'Schmelrers, Kansas City'

 

$1,250

  Heddon's Sons, No. 3-24, marked 'Schmelrers, Kansas City'

In 1920, William Carter and Jack Welch introduced the Heddon 3-15, 3-24 an 3-30 were introduced. The top of the line variations were the full jeweled tournament (FJT) models with sapphire jeweled bearings.  (R. Gast)

337

James Heddon's Sons, No. 3-24

 

$1,100

 
338

Heddon's Dowagiac, take-apart, Pat. '04,'07,'08

 

$450

339

Meek & Milam style, no name, no marks, no numbers, S handle, double click

 

$1,500

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