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Kentucky, Fly, Collectible & Big Game Fishing Reels 

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Tom Greene

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Tom Greene's personal collection 2014

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Reel #       Description  
103 Edward vom Hofe, 'Peerless' trout reel, earlier model 355, with sliding two tone clicker,  sliding oil cap is marked EDW vom HOFE, Pat. '83

SOLD

Edward vom Hofe, Peerless, model 355

The first of these 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)

104 Leonard-Mills, 3 in. bi-metal raised pillar fly reel

P.O.R

 

Leonard-Mills, bimetal fly reel
105 Meek, No. 3, The Horton Mfg. Co., Bristol, Conn., GS

P.O.R

Horton Meek, No. 3, German Silver reel   Meek, No. 3, The Horton Mfg. Co
106 Conroy matched set in excellent condition, German silver reels in leather case, unmarked, clicks indicate they were made by Conroy

  SOLD

Conroy set of reels, in leather case   Set of Conroy fishing reels in leather case
107 Fin-Nor, 'Wedding Cake', No. 1, sn. 476

P.O.R

  Fin-Nor, 'Wedding Cake', No. 1
108 L. A. Kiefer, multiplier reel, Pat. '81,'82

$3,900

L. A. Kiefer reel L. A. Kiefer, multiplier reel
109 H. L. Leonard, bimetal, raised pillar reel, Pat. No. 191813

SOLD

H. L. Leonard fly reel
110 Shakespeare 'Free Spool', 1740, Model PK, Nickel Silver

$150

Shakespeare free spool reel, modle 1 /40 PK Shakespeare 'Free Spool'
111 Wm. Mills & Son,  N.Y. Dingley, fly reel

P.O.R

 

Wm. Mills and Son fly reel   Wm. Mills & Son fly reel
112 B. C. Milam, Frankfort, Ky., No. 3 with early  'custom-made' line brake patented in 1902 by G. R. Mathews, Kalamazoo. (Edit from S. Vernon)

  SOLD

B. C. Milam, No. 3 with 'custom' made level line guide  
113 Heddon, James Heddon's Sons, No. 3-30, sn. 1922, (personal reel of Jack Welch from his tackle box), GS

$1,000

Heddon 3-30 reel, owned by Jack Welch
114 Thos. J. Conroy /   Maker / N.Y., # 200, GS

 

$1,400

  Conroy reel, #200 Conroy reel, # 200, GS

John Conroy founded his company c. 1830.  There were a series of name changes: The first was from 'J. Conroy, Maker' to 'Conroys, Makers' in 1846 when John's son joined the business. In 1864, the company was run by Conroy's son as 'J.C. Conroy & Co.'  In 1875, the name was 'Conroy, Bissett & Malleson.'  7 years later it was 'Conroy & Bissett. for only a couple of years. The final name of the company was 'Thomas J. Conroy' in 1883. After 1890, Conroy reels were made using the Julius vom Hofe patents. It is not uncommon to find both Thomas J. Conroy and Julius vom Hofe names on the same reel. (R. Gast)

115 B. C. Milam, Frankfort, Ky., No. 4, GS, half-handle at 12 O'Clock

$1,450

116 Wm. Mills & Son, Julius vom Hofe, N.Y., 3 1/2", fly reel

  SOLD

 

Wm. Mills & Son, 3 1/2 fly reel Wm. Mills & Son, 3 1/2, fly reel
117 Abby & Imbrie, N.Y., # 60

$125

Abby & Imbrie, #60 reel
118 Yawman & Earb, key wind, automatic combination reel, Pat. 1891

$95

Yawman & Erbe, fly reel, c. 1891 Yawman & Earb, key wind, automatic combination reel  
119 B. C. Milam, Frankfort, Ky., No. 5, three dots on foot, GS

$1,900

B. C. Milam, No. 5
120 B. C. Milam, Frankfort, Ky., No 3,  two dots on foot, sn. 7400, GS

$1,400

T. H. Bates, reel #25 B. C. Milam, No 3
121 T. H. Bates & Co., # 25, c. 1859, brass ball handle reel

$700

122

 

Conroys Makers, N.Y., single action Salmon reel, with clicker, c. 1846, GS

  SOLD

Conroy, Conroys Makers, N.Y. reel with clicker Conroys makers, N.Y

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