AN EXTREMELY RARE "ILLINGWORTH " LIGHT SPINNING REEL WITH MAKERS ORIGINAL BOX, CIRCA 1930'S
 
VINTAGE FISHING TACKLE
Restoration and Repair of Split Cane, Whole Cane and Greenheart Rods. Vintage Reel Repair and accessories
 
 
ROD RESTORATION AND REPAIR SERVICE
Repair and Restoration work undertaken on any rod
 
 
REEL RESTORATION AND REPAIR SERVICE
Repair and Restoration work undertaken on any reel.
 
 
CONTACT DETAILS
E.mail and Phone.
 
 
EXAMPLES OF RESTORED REELS
Reels of all makes, shapes and sizes bought back to their original glory!
 
 
SPECIAL ROD DRYING UNITS MADE TO ORDER
Give your rods the finish they deserve
 
 
ITEMS FOR SALE
Rods, Reels, Accessories and Books. Vintage and Modern
 
 
SPLIT CANE RODS
Hardy, Allcocks, Walker Bampton plus others. Coarse, Salmon and Fly.
 
 
WHOLE CANE RODS
Spanish Reed, Tonkin Cane, Whole Cane. Bottom Fishing.
 
 
WOOD RODS
Greenheart, Lancewood, Mahogany. Salmon and Fly.
 
 
HARDY FISHING TACKLE
Rods, Reels and Accessories from the worlds most famous maker
 
 
VERY RARE AND HIGHLY COLLECTABLE REELS
Heres some of the rarer reels that are highly collectable.
 
 
VOM HOFE REELS
Top end reels from the famous brothers
 
 
FIXED SPOOL REELS
Mitchell, Abu, J.W.Youngs etc
 
 
CENTERPIN REELS
Allcocks, J.W.Youngs etc
 
 
FLY REELS
J.W.Youngs, Farlows, Allcocks etc
 
 
WOOD, BRASS AND EBONITE REELS
Famous makers such as Allcocks, Farlows, Ogden Smiths, Hardy, Heaton, Malloch, Milwards etc
 
 
ACCESSORIES
Fly Boxes, Floats, Nets, Lures etc
 
 
BOOKS AND CATALOGUES
Catalogues,Antiquarian, Old and Modern books
 
 
LINKS TO OTHER GOOD QUALITY FISHING RELATED SITES
 
 

VINTAGE FISHING TACKLE

A collection of high quality vintage fishing tackle.

Do you remember that vintage fishing rod you had when you were young but now sadly sits up in the loft or shed in disrepair? Do you remember your father or grandfather using a particular reel which was cherished but sadly now looks the worse for wear? Then take some time out to browse my site. You may have an old rod in the garage that you promised to restore 40 years ago or an old reel thats seen better days.
Restoring vintage rods and reels has been a passion of mine for a number of years now. All the rods are sympathetically restored to the nearest exact specifications of the original rod. Specifications like rod length, style of ferrule, whipping colour, grade and placement, style of rings and positions, reel and butt fittings, logo decals or hand written logos are matched as close as possible to the original if missing or unsalvagable.


Vintage Reels of all shapes, ages and styles are also able to be repaired and restored to their original specifcations.

I hope you find the site interesting and if I can be of service give me a call or send me an e.mail for a chat.

My services are offered worldwide no job too big, small or in between! 

As time goes by I will be expanding the site by adding more information, restores, befores and afters, photos, items etc.

Enjoy the site and re-visit regularly as I am adding items and information on a weekly basis

I am always on the look out for vintage tackle no matter what condition, so if you have some for sale or to clear, ie rods, reels and accessories drop me a line.

Click here to send me an e.mail

A rare and collectable Coxon Aerial, sympathetically restored

The walnut starbacked Coxon Aerial with 12 spoked Ebonite spool, sympathetically restored.

Side view of this sought after beauty.

The walnut starbacked Coxon Aerial, sympathetically restored.

A restored 1940's 4 inch 12 spoke Allcocks Aerial Centrepin

A real Beauty!

Rear view

Side view

Internal view

A fully restored 3 3/4 inch Allcocks Aerial, circa 1950's

The finished article

The finished article

The finished article

A rare leather handled, Hardy Gold Medal rod, circa 1919, fully restored.

The Hardy Gold Medal rod, circa 1919

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