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Sunnybrook reel by Union Hardware

This is one fine vintage miniature reel. Made by the Union Hardware Co. of Torrington. Conn. Probably dates from the early 1900's The reel diameter is 1 1/2" and 2" wide. Good strong clicker, original line  and in excellent condition. A great piece for the collector.


Shakespeare Wondereel

A sweet little reel here folks. This Wondereel is in Very Good++ condition. Everything clean and no rust or stains. Has some original line left on it.. A great piece for the collection.


Heddon Mark 111 Fly Rod 8'6"

A fine tubular fly rod from Heddon. This Mark 111 is in extra fine condition and ready for the collection or some action. I believe it to be a 7 weight rod. Comes with a sock and the original Heddon Tube.



Auto fly reel

A vintage Free-Stripping automatic fly reel. Probably never used. Has a couple of marks on edges probably from sliding around in the box.


Vintage Sears 5/6 wt Fly Rod

A blast from the past an 8'6" tubular glass fly rod from Sears. I have fished this rod and it is a joy to cast. In very good condition and ready to go. Comes in a Cordura sack.



Johnson Century spincast

The Century made in the USA by Johnson. This is the desirable model 100A ready to fish or show.



Alpha 2827 Auto fly reel

A classic auto fly reel from Shakespeare this Alpha 2827 is in clean used condition.


Unmarked Aluminum Fly Reel

No makers name on this well made reel. Probably a 5/6 weight solid aluminum construction and in very good condition.



Dickson? Trojan 302

I canít find any info on this one. A Dickinson? Trojan #302 spincast. It looks unused and works like a charm.



Shakespeare Wondercast1773

A nice clean Shakespeare Wondercast model 1773 model EJ made in the USA spincast reel. Clean works great and ready to use or show.



Ducks Unlimited Sterling Tie Bar

A limited edition Tie Bar from Ducks Unlimited. This Sterling Silver tie bar is in great condition and is an eye popper.


Bal click 20

From the Kalamazoo Tackle comes this beauty. Smooth action and a great clicker a lovely addition to any collection,


Trimline Spinning Reel

I don't know who made it but it is American made. This Trimline Trimspin reel is in good+ condition, works like new just a bit user dirty. The unusual feature is that the casing is not screwed together but rather held with spring clips.



First Fish

We took the Grandson north to a family gathering. It was his first fishing expedition and he is already hooked. He hooked 2 Smallmouth Bass and a Bluegill.










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