Rare and Unusual Alloy and Ebonite Combination Salmon Fly Reel. 4 1/2
This is a rare example of a Hercules Style 4 1/2 Diameter, Combination Alloy and Ebonite Salmon Fly Reel. There are no names or other identifying marks on the reel and I have not been able to find the pattern in any of my reference books. The unusual thing about this reel is that it has Ebonite plates and sections actually set into the alloy frame. I presume this was done as a weight saving exercise, surely it couldn't have been purely cosmetic? The outer diameter of the reel is 4 1/2 with the spool sitting within the caged frame.
The pictures are a good reflection of of the reels condition and appearance. I have not dismantled the reel beyond removing the face plate for the benefit of a picture. Therefore, I cannot described the detail of the innards! You will note the crack to the rim near one of the support pillar screws.The frame remains sound in this area. If you have any questions, please get in touch. The item "Rare and Unusual Alloy and Ebonite Combination Salmon Fly Reel. 4 1/2" is in sale since Friday, October 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Fishing\Vintage Fishing\Reels". The seller is "rovingangler" and is located in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Unbranded
- Type: Fly Casting
- Sport: Fishing
- Fish Species: Salmon
- Vintage: Yes