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This is the first fly reel that Lefty Kreh ever bought, purchased in 1947. Lefty improved the line drag by cutting a thumb insert in this Pflueger Medalist reel.  From the collection of AMFF courtesy of Lefty Kreh.

This is the first fly reel that Lefty Kreh ever bought, purchased in 1947. Lefty improved the line drag by cutting a thumb insert in this Pflueger Medalist reel. From the collection of AMFF courtesy of Lefty Kreh.

Fin-Nor’s Wedding Cake reel, designed by Gar Wood, was one of the first fly reels specifically created to handle the rigors of catching large saltwater fish. It was also one of the earliest to feature truly effective drag and excellent corrosion resistance.

Fin-Nor’s Wedding Cake reel, designed by Gar Wood, was one of the first fly reels specifically created to handle the rigors of catching large saltwater fish. It was also one of the earliest to feature truly effective drag and excellent corrosion resistance.

For the distinguishing fly fisherman who wants a fly #reel that will perform in a variety of conditions, The Loop Evotec Featherweight is ready for action. For more fly fishing info follow and subscribe www.theflyreelguide.com Also check out the original pinners/creators site and support

For the distinguishing fly fisherman who wants a fly #reel that will perform in a variety of conditions, The Loop Evotec Featherweight is ready for action. For more fly fishing info follow and subscribe www.theflyreelguide.com Also check out the original pinners/creators site and support

Lasercut Willow Reel. Nice in picture... better in your hand.For more fly fishing info follow and subscribe www.theflyreelguide.com Also check out the original pinners site and support

Lasercut Willow Reel. Nice in picture... better in your hand.For more fly fishing info follow and subscribe www.theflyreelguide.com Also check out the original pinners site and support

Edward Ringwood Hewitt (1866-1957) is one of the great figures of 20th century angling.  He wrote voluminously on trout and salmon fishing, was an early exponent of dry fly fishing for salmon, and was also one of the first to help promote catch-and-release fishing. It is currently believed that Hewitt built 22 fly reels; at present, only seven Hewitt reels are known to exist, including this one once owned by Maxine Atherton, wife of artist and author John Atherton.

Edward Ringwood Hewitt (1866-1957) is one of the great figures of 20th century angling. He wrote voluminously on trout and salmon fishing, was an early exponent of dry fly fishing for salmon, and was also one of the first to help promote catch-and-release fishing. It is currently believed that Hewitt built 22 fly reels; at present, only seven Hewitt reels are known to exist, including this one once owned by Maxine Atherton, wife of artist and author John Atherton.

Custom Hand Engraved Fly Fishing Reel, "Henshaw Reel" item # "sengr.henshaw.fly-reel1.apr13" Approx. 3" (7.5 cm) Diameter SOLD

Custom Hand Engraved Fly Fishing Reel, "Henshaw Reel" item # "sengr.henshaw.fly-reel1.apr13" Approx. 3" (7.5 cm) Diameter SOLD

Side-mount Fly Reel, Maker Unknown. Accession No. 1973.070.007.  Diameter 3 3/4 inches, depth 1/2 inch, weight 8 1/8 ounces. The popularity of the Billinghurst reel resulted in the manufacture of other side-mount styles.  This 3 ¾” cast brass side-mount was rugged and functional, and is the product of an as yet unidentified maker believed to have made reels in Northern New York during Billinghurst’s time.

Side-mount Fly Reel, Maker Unknown. Accession No. 1973.070.007. Diameter 3 3/4 inches, depth 1/2 inch, weight 8 1/8 ounces. The popularity of the Billinghurst reel resulted in the manufacture of other side-mount styles. This 3 ¾” cast brass side-mount was rugged and functional, and is the product of an as yet unidentified maker believed to have made reels in Northern New York during Billinghurst’s time.

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