Welcome to Antique Fishing Reels.
This site is dedicated to people who are interested in finding out the history and value of their antique fishing reels. Contained in these pages you will find information to help you identify your reel, assess the condition and age of your reel, and also determine what your reel is worth. There are also comprehensive lists of reel manufacturers with lots of old photos to make it easy for you to identify and find out the value of your reel. Visit our photo gallery full of wonderful vintage big game fishing pictures. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in selling your old fishing reel or if you just want a free appraisal.
Collector Paying Top Dollar For High Quality Fishing Reels
Please feel free to call or email us and we will help you determine the value of your reel. We also pay top dollar for high quality reels!
Learning More About Your Reel And Its Maker
To start finding out more about your reel and its maker, click on one of the four selections below that most closely matches the type of reel that you own. There are photos and information on many manufacturers listed in each section.
Since the early 1980's, Ed Pritchard has been researching and collecting high-quality antique fishing reels, rods and lures with an emphasis on big game reels by such makers as Kovalovsky, Coxe, and Fin-Nor and fly fishing reel by Leonard, Vom Hofe, and Hardy just to name a few. In his quest for antique reels, Ed has been “On the Road with Charles Kuralt” and was featured on the History Channel’s “Modern Marvels". Ed also has worked closely with the International Game Fish Association Hall of Fame & Museum in Dania Beach Florida.
For more information about Ed - click to visit our "About Us" page.
Reels As Big As Your Head!
We are always interested in purchasing Big Game Reels made by the following makers:
- Reel King
- J.A. Coxe
- B & M
- Super Marlin
- Hardy Bros.
- Jim Jump
- Vom Hofe
For a look at some photos and a bit of history about Big Game Reels and their makers -
To find out what makes a reel a Big Game Reels and to see a list of Big Game Reel manufacturers -
To see some vintage photos of Big Game Fishing personalities and their catches -
Ready to find out more?
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE VALUE OF YOUR REEL OR IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SELLING IT PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US.
Casting & Fly Fishing Reels
Here is a short list of the high quality reels that I am looking for.
- Vom Hofe
- Hardy Bros.
- Philbrook & Paine
- Talbot Ben Hur
- Henshall Von Antwerp
- Meek & Milam
How To Determine The Value Of Your Reel
Other Vintage Fishing Tackle
I am also looking for high quality antique fishing tackle including:
Vintage Rods - Lures - Photos - Creels - Fishing Club Pins & Patches - Old Fishing Flags - Trophies - Antiquarian Books. If you have something interesting, give me a call.
Visit our Miscellaneous Tackle Gallery, and take a look at some great vintage tackle from the past.
Vintage Fishing Photo Gallery
What was it like to fish with Ernest Hemingway, Zane Grey & Michael Lerner?
Here are just a few of the vintage photos from our extensive collection. We also buy photos.
For a look at more Vintage photos and more information about some famous fishing personalities - Click the Info button here.
Please feel free to call or e-mail us if you are interested in selling your reel or antique fishing collectibles. I pay top collector prices for high quality equipment. Also, if there are any questions you may have regarding your antique fishing reels - please contact us.
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