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.
 
 
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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
 
 
COARSE FISHING RODS
Hardy, Chapmans, B.James, Olivers, Ogden Smiths, Allcocks plus all the other top makers
 
 
SPLIT CANE RODS
Allcocks, Walker Bampton, Chapmans, James 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.
 
 
EXAMPLES OF RESTORED 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.
 
 
J.W.YOUNGS REELS
Here are some examples of restored Youngs reels.
 
 
ABU REELS
Heres a few examples of restored ABU reels.
 
 
VOM HOFE REELS
Top end reels from the famous brothers
 
 
FAMOUS AMERICAN FLY RODS
SOME EXAMPLES OF THE BEST FLY RODS EVER MADE
 
 
FIXED SPOOL REELS
Mitchell, Abu, J.W.Youngs etc
 
 
CENTERPIN REELS
Allcocks, J.W.Youngs etc
 
 
FLY REELS
J.W.Youngs, Farlows, Allcocks etc
 
 
ACCESSORIES
Fly Boxes, Floats, Nets, Lures etc
 
 
WOOD, BRASS AND EBONITE REELS
Famous makers such as Allcocks, Farlows, Ogden Smiths, Hardy, Heaton, Malloch, Milwards etc
 
 
BOOKS AND CATALOGUES
Catalogues,Antiquarian, Old and Modern books
 
 
LINKS TO OTHER GOOD QUALITY FISHING RELATED SITES
 
 

VERY RARE AND HIGHLY COLLECTABLE REELS

All the reels shown on this page have been sympathetically restored and repaired by me, some were restored for customers, some for me, most had parts missing or broken along with some wear and tear including corrosion.

The 'Howban' Reel

An extremely rare 'Howban' reel, manufactured for a very short time 1945 to 1946 by Howell & Co. Howban regd, Molesley, Birmingham, which is engraved on the back. This is the smaller 2 1/2 inch diameter model, a larger one was also produced, The reel has a rotatable foot in the Malloch style for casting and reeling in and a ceramic sliding line guide.

The 'Howban' Reel

Front View

Rear View

The Hardy 'Perfect' Fly Reel

A Hardy Perfect reel, the smallest size produced for fly fishing 3 inch diameter, a size that is not often seen. Manufactured circa 1940. The Perfect, high quality range of fly and salmon reels are very collectable and with over 80 variables in the range they can command high prices especially the rarer models and sizes.

Front View

Top View

Rear View

A Palace Superb Threadline Reel

The Palace Superb reel was produced in the 1940's. It was made by W. White and Co, Birmingham. An unusual looking reel which was made entirely from aluminium apart from the steel shepherds crook which traveled in and out when the handle is turned and laid the line on the spool evenly. Two sizes were made for salmon and trout. The model shown is the smaller trout size. There is also a rare original spare spool which can be changed quickly by unscrewing the spool tensioning device on the end of the spool.



An Edward Vom Hofe Salmon Reel

Edward Vom Hofe Reels are of the best quality and very collectable. This fully restored reel is a 4 1/4 diameter salmon reel. Vom Hofe reels were made in the United States in New York and this particular model dates circa 1920. It is made from German Silver and Hard Rubber and features a unique and ingenious internal drag system using leather brake pads.




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