Kentucky, Fly, Collectible & Big Game Fishing Reels 

 Lighthouse Point, Florida

Tom Greene

 Phone: (954) 415-2670




by Tom Greene

Pricing reels is at best a difficult chore. So how are prices set and how do I decide the market price on a given day?

  • I learned what I know about current prices by sitting in countless auctions all over the country for the past ten years.

  • I run ads in the local papers offering to buy reels in the greater Ft. Lauderdale and Miami area.

  • I buy reels over-the-counter at my off-shore fishing and sporting goods store in Lighthouse Point, Florida.

  • I subscribe to multiple seller lists and attend five or six antique fishing tackle shows per year.

  • Four times per year, at great personal expense, I fly into Boston for two or three days to attend a major fishing tackle and sporting collectibles auction at Lang's in Boxborough, Mass.

  • My phone bills are astronomical to say the least because I'm constantly in touch with other collectors around the country.

My point in telling you all this is to convey to you the extent to which one has to go to be aware of the value of a reel. If I quote you a price, it is the sum of my experience, and the result of current market conditions.

Here's a book by Carl Caiati on antique reels with prices that may be a help in setting prices and identifying reels:



If you have early fishing reels you wish to sell, please call me:

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(Please note: I do not wish to buy reels by Pflueger, Penn, Ocean City, South Bend, Shakespeare.)

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