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Brass Cranked Handle Wind Fly Fishing Reel FE39
Brass Cranked Handle Wind Fly Fishing Reel FE39
Original, quality late 19th century brass fly fishing reel with a handle wind with a turned bone grip and 3 3/8" diam plates to the body, all in the unpolished patinated finish. Complete and in good and working order. 3.5" tall and 2.75" wide including grip.  
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Price: 115.00


Brass Plate Fly Fishing Reel FE38
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's brass plate wind fly fishing reel with a 3.25" diam plate with a composition grip and in the unpolished finish. Complete and in good and working order. 3.5" tall and 2.25" wide including grip. 
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Price: 85.00


Brass Plate Fly Fishing Reel FE38



Malloch's Patent Brass Fishing Reel FE37
Malloch's Patent Brass Fishing Reel FE37
Original quality late 19th century superb cast brass fishing reel with a cowhorn side grip and much of the original green bronzed finish. This example has a swivel spool for casting and is impressed "Malloch's patent" for the manufacturer Malloch's of Perth Scotland. Complete and in good and working order. Spool 3.25" diam, plate 3.75" diam and total 4.5" x 5" x 3" including winding handle. 
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Price: 165.00


Anglers Fly Line Box FE36
Original, quality 1920's circular tin box with a hinged lid and remains of the original cream paint to the inside and the japanned black to the exterior. This well-made box was used to store fly fishing leader lines with a fly loaded. Some minor dents otherwise complete and in good and working order. 4.75" diam x 0.75". 
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Price: 38.00


Anglers Fly Line Box FE36



Angler's Fly Box FE30
Angler's Fly Box FE30
Original, quality 1920's rectangular shaped tin with rounded corners , a hinged lid and inner lidded compartments for flies and casts and leader lines. The interior has retained much of its cream gloss finish but the outside, originally japanned black, has lost its finish and has been cleaned and lacquered, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. 6" x 3.5" x 1".  
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Price: 85.00


Galvanised Live Bait Tin FE28
Original, quality, late 19th century, oval shaped "Anglers" galvanised live bait tin. This example has tapered sides, a pierced hinged lid and a swing over wire handle. The shaped hasp to the front and the hinge to the rear are in copper, and all has been cleaned and lacquered. A most unusual bait tin, complete and in good order. Base 10.5" x 7.5" + 6.25" tall with handle down.  
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Price: 185.00


Galvanised Live Bait Tin   FE28



Eel Spear ES10
Eel Spear ES10
Original, quality, late 18th or early 19th century, blacksmith made wrought iron eel spear. These were originally fitted to 20 foot and longer wooden shafts and used to catch eels in the sand from bridges over the river. A great example, cleaned and lacquered, complete and in good and working order. 23.5" long x 8.5" and 1.75". 
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Price: 265.00


Pair of Tench by Cooper T208
Original, quality, circa 1900, mounted brace of Tench in a bow fronted glazed cabinet with glazed end panels. This super example has all the quality and realism of a Cooper mount but no detailed label to that effect, however the label does detail who caught them and where and the weights. "Caught by T.Potter, July 15th, 1901 Weights 4lbs and 4lb 2ozs". Again great groundwork typical of Cooper. The exterior of the case has been cleaned and repainted black and the original wire loops are intact for wall mounting. Complete and in good order. Cabinet 39" x 15.5" tall plus loop and 8" front to back at centre of bow front. 
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Price: 1,950.00


Pair of Tench by Cooper T208



Glass Minnow Trap   T101
Glass Minnow Trap T101
Original, quality, late 19th century, freeblown clear glass large 'bottle' minnow trap. The narrow end would be stuffed with a cork and the minnow would enter through the funnel base. Minnow were used for live bait to catch larger fish. The first we have seen of this size. Complete and in good and working order. 14.5" long x 5.5" diameter.  
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Price: 95.00

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