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Kentucky, Fly, Collectible & Big Game Fishing Reels 

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Tom Greene's personal collection 2014

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Note: these reels are, for the most part, in 'as found' condition.  Some have been cleaned by previous owners.  The photos speak for themselves. 

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Reel #       Description  
415

Wm. H. Talbot, Nevada, Mo, 'Premier' No. 3, Pat. '01, sn. 4104

 

$1,900

 
416

C. M. Clinton, Ithaca, NY, side mount fly reel

SOLD

C. M. Clinton, Ithaca, NY, C. M. Clinton, Ithaca, NY, side mount fly reel

Patented in 1889, by Charles M. Clinton of Ithaca, New York.  Listed and sold by Abercrombie & Fitch as late as 1910, these side mounted reels were made of German silver, had a hollow stud which was used as an oil reservoir, and were offered with an all aluminum spool.

417

Meek & Milam, Frankfort, Ky., No. 4, half handle, no sn., early, engraved: 'From W. S. Morgan, to H. W. B???????, Nashville, Tenn.'

 

$1,900

418

Conroys Makers/NY, 2 " diameter, brass ball handle

 

P.O.R

419

B.C. Milam, Frankfort, Ky., No. 3, half handle, brass, no sn., no number, very early

 

SOLD

 
420

Meek & Milam, Frankfort, Ky., No. 3, half-handle, GS, no sn., very early

 

$1,950

421

Jack Welch, Hand Made, narrow spool, tournament handle, wood arbor, no level wind, very rare

 

$1,900

 
422

Blue Grass, Reel Works, Louisville, Ky., No. 4, sn. 493

 

$800

 

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.  See No. 330 for a tournament version. (R. Gast)

423

Jack Welch, Hand Made, sn. 230, wood arbor, level wind

 

P.O.R

 

424

B.C. Milam, Frankfort, Ky., No. 3, 'horse shoe' logo, The Frankfort, Kentucky Reel, half-handle, sn. 8646, GS

 

$1,450

 
425

H. L. Leonard, N.Y., Pat. 1877, raised pillar, bimetal  fly reel, 2 1/2 in. diameter

 

P.O.R

 

LEONARD REELS, (1877-1940) The Leonard 1877 patent (#191,813—June 12, 1877) click reel was famous for its raised pillars and the protective rim within which the handle traveled. It is a classic fly reel design. These reels were possibly originally manufactured by Philbrook and E. F. Payne, then by Conroy, and finally by Julius vom Hofe. The Leonard line of fly reels were manufactured from a variety of materials, but mainly nickel silver and hard rubber. The bi-metal version is avidly pursued by collectors, as is the “Fairy” reel made to match the short Catskill fly rods. The hard rubber reels made with marbled rubber are the most sought after. (Phil White)

426

Edward vom Hofe, 'Perfection' fly reel, model 360, size 2, Pat. Jan. 23, '83, drag detent feature, with arrowhead pointer and five position red dots, sliding oil cap, marked 'EDW vom HOFE, N.Y., G.S. rims and rear mounted sliding click button

 

  SOLD

 

The first of these Edward vom Hofe trout reels, the #355, a reel with a two-tone clicker mechanism system, that can be activated as additional drag force, with a patent date of 1883, was joined around 1896 by the model  #360, equipped with an "adjustable, automatic silent tension drag" system. To distinguish the two different models, later versions of the #355 were designated as the "Peerless" and #360 became the "Perfection."  (Wikipedia)

427

James Heddon's Sons, unmarked 4-18, 'windshield wiper', sn. 29, pat. appl. for on foot

 

$1,900

 
428

B. F. Meek & Sons, Louisville, Ky., No. 2, sn. 4310, tournament handle, wide spool, GS

 

$1,400

 
429

James Heddon's Sons, No. 4-15 'windshield wiper', no red ball, sn. 456

 

$1,800

431

Wm. Shakespeare, Jr., handmade style 'C', Pat.'97, sn. 345, early level wind, one of first made

 

$900

  Wm. Shakespeare, Jr., handmade style 'C'

Shakespeare reel collectors are often puzzled as to why the Style "C" came first before Style "B", then "A".  There were probably two unsuccessful prototypes (A and B) prior to the Style "C". Then, for marketing purposes, the later reels were designated as "B" and later "A" to emphasize to the angling public that the improvements were unique and substantial, and worthy of the price increase. A close examination of the original patent drawings clearly shows a very different reel design from the reel which we know as "Style C".

432

B. C. Milam, Frankfort, Ky., No. 3, sn. 7446, long foot, very early

 

$1,400

 
433

James Heddon's Sons, No. 4-18, 'windshield wiper', sn. 195, owned by Jack Welch, out of his personal tackle box

$2,400

   
434

Hardy, Brunswick 'Cascapedia' House-of-Hardy, matched set, large and small, No. 1/0, sn. 115; No. 4/0, sn. 115, in original card board boxes, with white gloves and marked leather cases

 

(Multiple boxed reels available: NEW)

 

P.O.R

 

Hardy, Brunswick 'Casapedia' House-of-Hardy, matched set,   Hardy, Brunswick 'Casapedia' House-of-Hardy, matched set,   
435

Edward vom Hofe, Model 742, 14-0 Big Game cradle reel, side plate diameter 7 ", spool diameter 5 " ,Side  plates  hard  rubber  and German silver cross bars of the reel  frame was newly developed to allow unusual strength and lightness, very similar to Monel.  The rod on this reel is all roller-guide Tycoon Fin Nor, 130 pound  class, rod tip and rod butt separate from the reel seat on both ends of the reel and are in excellent  shape  

 SOLD

dward vom Hofe, Model 742 Big game cradle reel, dward vom Hofe, Model 742 Big game cradle reel,  dward vom Hofe, Model 742 Big game cradle reel,
436 Edward vom Hofe, Model 742, 14-0 Big Game cradle reel, side plate diameter 7 ", spool diameter 5 " ,Side  plates  hard  rubber  and German silver cross bars of the reel  frame was newly developed to allow unusual strength and lightness, very similar to Monel. 

Duplicate of above Model 7442, (reel # 435), Big Game cradle reel, but with earlier, original rod

  SOLD

Model 7442, (reel # 435), Big game cradle reel, but with earlier, original rod   Model 7442, (reel # 435), Big game cradle reel, but with earlier, original rod

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