Vintage Fishing Reels

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Part of the allure of fly fishing lies in honoring its roots. That is why many fishermen have taken to collecting vintage bamboo fly rods along with vintage reels. Steve Ellis, collector of all-things fly fishing, talks about his favorite vintage reels including Hardy reels and the Pflueger Medalist.

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  1. jack says:

    THis video has a technical glitch and it stops playing before the full story has been told. Many pop-up ads throughout.

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  2. James Freeman says:

    Mr. Steve Ellis,

    I have a spinning real made by Packard. NO3517B2

    It has very intricate detail on both sides, 2 1/4 in sides are either silver or stainless, appears to be ivory handles
    cork for the line holder. It’s in good working order and in fairly good condition. I can send you pictures. I’ve had it for a little over 40 years, but not sure it’s travels before I got it. Interested in finding out what it’s worth but not really interested in selling it. I would appreciate any information you can give me regarding the reel.

    Thank you for your time,

    Jim Freeman