Back plates of Fin-Nor Direct drive salt water fly reels in sizes N 1, N 2, N 3,N 4.
Edward Vom Hofe 3/0 size Model 423 Restigouche Hand Made German Silver and Hard Rubber single action salmon reel having 1902 Patent date.
Victorian bank runners.
Side view (1) of 4 ¼ ‘’ Hardy Brass Faced Perfect fly reels with 1903 brass framed lineguard.
A Sharpe’s brass sea trout extending gaff/priest with spring point cover (top); A Victorian brass extending salmon gaff, Firth steel head, hinged point cover, turned wooden handle and milled butt cap (middle); A brass extending salmon gaff, rubber handle (bottom).
Check mechanisms of St.George 3 3/8’’ trout fly reels: Duplicated MK II Check (top left), Single MK II Check (top right), 1910 Check (bottom).
A very rare Hardy New Zealand gaff, extending Firth steel gaff head, bamboo and brass mounted handle, leather collar with hinged steel point protector and leather lanyard, butt cap stamped makers details, 26 ½ long, circa 1905 (top); Folding two section gaff stamped “J.Bernard & Son Makers”, 45 Jermyn str., St. James S.W. (bottom).
A Scarce 4 ¼’’ Hardy Perfect Alloy Wide Drum fly reel with domed ivorine handle, brass foot, rim strapped tension screw with Turk’s head locking nut and 1912 check mechanism, drum with four rim cusps and central nickel silver retaining screw, revolving nickel silver line guide, 1912-1917 (left); A Scarce 4’’ Hardy Perfect Alloy Wide …
The Gweedore reel has been well documented and is illustrated both in James L. Hardy’s best-selling book “The House of Hardy Brothers Built” pg. 133 and Graham Turner’s first vol. of “Fishing Tackle –A Collector’s Guide” pg. 152. What is of great interest is the engraved details of the 1890 fishing record as this model …
A fine and rare Hardy Brass Perfect 2nd pattern 1891 model 4 ¼ ‘’ salmon fly reel, domed ivory handle, pierced stanchion foot stamped 223, nickel silver Bickerdyke line guide mounted onto four raised rim lugs, strapped rim tension screw and early caliper spring check mechanism and open ball race with phosphor bronze bearings, dished …