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Kentucky, Fly, Collectible & Big Game Fishing Reels 

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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  
215 Julius vom Hofe, 'B Ocean', size 9-0, sn. B445, no pat. date

P.O.R

 

Julius vom Hofe, B Ocean, size 9-0
216 Otto Zwarg, 600, 6-0, sn. E311

  SOLD

217

S.E. Bogdan, 'Nashua', N.H., fly reel, AF 100 S on foot, right hand wind, in orig. suede pouch

P.O.R

 

S. E. Bogdan, Nashua, AF 100 S
218 Julius vom Hofe, 'B Ocean', size 3-0, sn. E357, Pat. '11

P.O.R

 

   
219 Edward vom Hofe, 423, 4-0, early drag feature setting under the handle, arrow head style detent indicator with 7 red dots, Pat. '83 on the oil cap.  A '79 Pat. date on the detent.  The leather case has a brass plate, engraved 'G. E.', the reel is engraved: 'George Eastman'. (George Eastman (1854-1921), founder of the Eastman Kodak Company of Rochester, NY. )

P.O.R

 

   Edward vom Hofe, seven red dots

Rare first model Edward Vom Hofe Model 423 fly reel (before it was called the Restigouche model beginning circa 1911). This reel has the Sep 2, 1879 patent on the drag adjustment knob under the handle, as well as the Jan 23, 1883 patent mark on the oil cap. This reel does not have the screw on counter balance.  (Vintage Fly Tackle)

220 Edward vom Hofe, 621, 1/0, Pat. '90, sn. G145

P.O.R

 

 
221 A. F. Meisselbach, Co., Elyria, Ohio

$250

222 Julius vom Hofe, 'B Ocean', size 3-0, sn. P477, Pat. '11

P.O.R

 

 
223 Edward vom Hofe, fly reel, 423, 4-0, 'Restigouche', lever style indicator on detent for seven red dot drag feature on back plate,  sn. E211, engraved on reel plate, 'F.B.D.'

P.O.R.

 
224 Edward vom Hofe, 464, 2-0, 'Regal', Celebrated Black Bass reel, multiplying, GS rims, reverse S handle, designed for minnow casting, sn. 933, Pat. '90

SOLD

Edward vom Hofe, 'Regal', Black Bass reel, 464, 2-0
225 H. L. Leonard/Mills, 3 1/2 in. raised pillar fly reel, Pat. 1673382, marked 'FBD' on back plate

P.O.R

H. L. Leonard/Mills, raised pillar fly reel
226 A. Kovalovsky, size 3-0, Pat. 1958919, 'Banjo' handle, side plate diameter 3 1/4", spool width 2-0"

  SOLD

A. Kovalovsky, size 3-0, 'Banjo' handle  
227 Abby & Imbrie, trout reel, 3-0

  SOLD

 

228 Seamaster, 'Tarpon', right hand wind, no #

P.O.R

229 vom Hofe style reel, 'S' handle, sliding tension control on rim, size 1, GS and hard rubber plates, no name or  numbers, very early

P.O.R

230 Fin-Nor, No. 3, 'three' layer 'Wedding Cake' fly reel, sn. 3-14, no counter balance

(The layers are the cylinders that make up the 'cake', the side plate of the reel does not count as a 'layer', thus this has three layers of the cake.)

P.O.R

Fin-Nor, No. 3, 'four' layer 'wedding cake' fly reel  Fin-Nor, No. 3, 'four' layer 'wedding cake' fly reel
231 A.F. Meisselback & Bro, Tri-Part, but this one was sold by and marked 'Heddon's Dowagiac', marked 80 yrds. on foot

$300

 
232 Meek & Milam, Frankfort, Ky., No. 3, large counter balanced handle

$1,800

  Meek & Milam, No. 3, counter balance handle
233 Meek & Milam, Frankfort, Ky., No. 2, numbered screws, early, half-handle and extra long foot, GS

$3,750

Meek & Milam, No. 2, numbered screws, early, half-handle
234 H. L. Leonard, bimetal raised pillar trout reel, Pat. No. 191813, GS

P.O.R

 

  H. L. Leonard, raised pillar trout reel
235 F. vom Hofe & Son / Maker, GS, no number, @400 yrds. Engraved: 'Laurenice Kerre, New York'

Note: this reel is by the father of Edward vom Hofe, it's Friederich (F.) vom Hofe.

  SOLD

 
236 Seamaster, 'Tarpon', right hand wind, no #, marked 'C.V. Hill, III'

P.O.R

Seamaster, 'Tarpon', right hand wind  
237 Seamaster, S handle Tarpon fly reel, marked 'Shanny McLean'

  SOLD

 

238 Otto Zwarg, St. Petersburg, Fla. No. 600, size 1-0, sn. G16

  SOLD

Otto Zwarg, 600, 1-0  
239 Pflueger, 'Kihoga', 450, Pat. '02

$900

Pflueger, 'Kihoga', 450  

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