The "Imperial Montague" reel was built by R. R. Taylor & Co. of Sydney, Australia. Taylor's well-made reels have a 6 1/2 inch diameter and a star style drag. Unlike many pre-World War II, Australian big game reel makers, Taylor would build a "Imperial Montague" reel to suit an anglers preference. He built reels that could be fished either over, or under the rod and marked them either "OVER" or "UNDER" below the name.
Taylor marked his reels "Non-corrosive" and some were sold through "Cowles & Dunn", a large sport fishing outfitter in Australia. Reels sold through "Cowles & Dunn" were marked with their name as well as the "Imperial Montague" name.
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