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



Talbot 'Ben Hur' fly reel

Talbot Reels in approximate order introduced

  • Earliest models were numbered with single digits: #2, #5, etc. and marked "W. H. Talbot, Nevada, Mo."

  • Later the marking was changed to "W.H. Talbot Co., Nevada, Mo."

  • Next came the "William H. Talbot Reel Company, Nevada, Mo."

  • Then the "Talbot Reel & Manufacturing Company, Kansas City, Mo."

  • Reels were marked Premier #3, etc.

  • Reels were later marked with double digits "model 21", 23, 43, etc.

  • The last reels used names like: Ely, Comet, Star, Meteor, Mars, Club, Niangua.

  • Talbot also made contract reels for dealers like Schmelzer, Vim, VLA, and Simmons Hardware companies with other names like Tomahawk, Whitebear, and Lotus.


If you have early fishing reels you wish to sell, please call me at my business number (Custom Rod and Reel):

Tom Greene's personal antique reel collection 2014


Reels for sale, click here for purchase instructions



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