Category Archives: Classic Reels

Pflueger Hawkeye

This is another one of Steve’s reels. It has rubber sideplates and nickel silver rings. It is small, only 2.5 inch ring diameter and 0.88 between rings. He has it fitted with a WF3F but no backing, and says that … Continue reading

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Philbrook & Payne

Here is a Philbrook and Payne salmon reel that was recently on Ebay auction. Bidding went over $11K, but “reserve not met”. The listing called it “Phillbrook and Paine” and this may have caused some doubts about authenticity. Reelmaker “Holireels” … Continue reading

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A Reel Vom Hofe

My friend Steve owns an original fly reel by Julius Vom Hofe (brothers Edward and Julius both made reels). This is the style of reel that I have adopted, but with modern materials. His reel is in very good condition, … Continue reading

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