L.T. WILLIS – Sydney, Australia
Leo T. Willis was an Australian reel maker who manufactured a few different models of high-quality big game fishing reels during the 1930's through the 1950's. Among the reels that he produced were the "Barrier" multiplying big game reel, the "Landem" reel, the "Makoora" reel, the "Neptuna" reel, the "Swordfish" reel, and the "Tasman" reel. Other reels made by Willis have been found stamped only with the name of one of Australia's largest tackle retailers, "Sil Rohu".
Not much is known about Willis but his reels were well made and well thought of back in his day. Today his reels are highly prized by collectors of Australian big game fishing reels.
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