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Although many of the reels listed on this page are considered to be collectable, the majority are highly usable and in some instances even more practical than the more expensive Aerial reels listed on my Aerials & Aerial-Style Centrepins page. It is also probably worth mentioning here that the best value "useable" reels will be ones that are a bit worn, wobbly or of less than perfect appearance. If you have trouble deciding which reel is best for you, please phone to discuss your requirements.

Unless stated otherwise, all reels on this page run on plain bearings, are ambidextrous and in good usable condition.

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Reels are listed in roughly alphabetical order by maker or brand name.


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S Allcock & Co Ltd AERIALITE CADET Model B110 (made in England, circa 1950s)

Rare boxed 23/4" bakelite "Boy's Reel" suitable for fly and bottom fishing. Twin bakelite handles, adjustable drum tensioner, ambidextrous design. Near-mint condition and complete with original cardboard box. A great child's starter reel - simple to use and virtually nothing to go wrong! Weight: 31/2 oz. Collectable & useable...

GBP 20.00 reduced to 15.00 (Item reference CRL204
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S Allcock & Co Ltd.  AERIALITE SWIMMING REEL Model No.B120 (made in England, circa 1950s)

33/4" diameter "swimming reel" suitable for freshwater or light tackle sea fishing. Mottled maroon colour bakelite with button-operated on/off caliper click check, nickel plated brass fittings, ambidextrous design (line currently wound on for RHW). Excellent condition. Collectable & highly useable. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 30.00 reduced to 20.00 (Item reference CRL377)  
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S Allcock & Co Ltd.  4" AERIALITE Model No.B180 (made in England, circa 1950s)

4" diameter, black Bakelite general purpose reel (for fresh or saltwater) with button-operated on/off caliper click check, adjustable brake, nickel plated brass fittings, bulbous handle knobs, ambidextrous design (line currently wound on for RHW). Some signs of fair use but very good useable condition. A rugged and uncomplicated reel ideal for boat fishing in fresh or saltwater. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 25.00 reduced to 18.00 (Item reference CRL187)  
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S Allcock & Co Ltd.  5" AERIALITE Model No.B180 (made in England, circa 1950s)


Rare 5" diameter, black Bakelite saltwater boat fishing reel with button-operated on/off caliper click check, adjustable brake, nickel plated brass fittings, unusual stained wooden handle knobs, ambidextrous design (line currently wound on for LHW). Rare size in excellent condition. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 35.00 reduced to 25.00 (Item reference CRL105)
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S Allcock & Co Ltd.  5'' Nottingham Starback Centrepin (made in England, circa 1915)

5" Nottingham starback with maker's details stamped on stirrup, mahogany back reinforced with recessed brass ring, strong on/off copper caliper click check, lovely walnut drum with brass flange, 3-screw Slater latch, twin bulbous black handles running freely on brass eye plates. Ambidextrous. Good condition with smooth action and no noise or wobble. Not cleaned, polished, re-varnished or mucked about with in any way! collectable & useable...

GBP 75.00 (Item reference WRL129)
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S Allcock & Co Ltd. No.3 Improved EASICAST Spinning Reel 33/4" Model No.C805 (made in Redditch circa 1955)

33/4" diameter aluminium alloy centrepin spinning reel with patent adjustable automatic casting brake, optional ratchet check, instant release drum, Young's "teardrop" tension adjuster switch and on/off click check to rear with typical Young's dimpled handles, drag regulator and 2-screw Bakelite release cap with end-float adjuster on front. Some paint loss consistent with fair use but mechanically perfect. Right-hand-wind only. In very good useable condition and collectable, complete with original box & instruction leaflet...

GBP 55.00 (Item reference CRL271) 
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Albert Smith & Co Ltd.  4" PERFECTION FLICK-EM (made in Redditch, England, circa 1930s)

Rare Perfection Flick-Em made for Albert Smith & Co., identical to (but rarer than) the Allcock's version (both reels were actually made by J W Young & Sons Ltd.)... Full cage with rim-control drum (rim of drum overlaps the cage to enable "batting" and precise line control) with Young's patent micro-adjustable drag, quick drum release latch, lightly crazed xylonite handles and 6 nickel silver stabilising spokes to rear. Button-operated on/off click check. The foot and other fittings are solid brass. Runs smoothly and silently with a slight wobble but no excess wear. A very practical trotting reel, fully serviced and ready to use...

GBP 120.00 reduced to 95.00 (Item reference CRL395)
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W Bartleet & Sons Ltd.  4'' Nottingham Starback (made in Redditch, circa 1920s)

4" unnamed Nottingham starback with MADE IN ENGLAND stamped on star, mahogany back with typical Bartleet's on/off steel caliper click check, one-piece walnut drum with brass wing nut, twin black xylonite bulbous handles running freely on brass eye plates. Excellent condition. Collectable & useable...

GBP 42.00 (Item reference WRL112)
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Grice & Young  CENTURY II  (made in England, circa 1980s)

35/8" heavy duty wide-drum centrepin with 11/4"* wide quick release drum, twin dimpled handle knobs, detachable lineguard, button-operated on/off copper caliper click-check. Was originally ambidextrous with an annoying 360 degree flange most of which has been neatly cut away leaving just enough to support the lineguard mounted in the left-hand-wind position, allowing "batting" and full control of the drum... much better! Brown body with black drum (originally gold). An ideal stalking and general purpose reel for barbel, carp & pike. Excellent condition. Loaded with approx 200yds 10lb mono. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 50.00 (Item reference CRL434)  
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Grice & Young GOLDEN EAGLE (made in Christchurch, Dorset, England, circa 1980s)

43/8" centrepin with lightweight reinforced graphite backplate, rim lever operated on/off lever check, 9/16" width ventilated quick release aluminium ventilated drum with twin white nylon handle knobs, detachable line guard. Ambidextrous design. Total weight only 73/4 oz (nearly 3oz lighter than the earlier all-alluminium model). Very good condition. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 50.00 (Item reference CRL454)  
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.  (Sold to DP)

 



Recent addition
Grice & Young GOLDEN EAGLE (made in Christchurch, Hants**, England, circa 1973)

43/8" aluminium centrepin with rim lever operated on/off lever check, 9/16" width double ventilated quick release drum with twin white nylon handle knobs, detachable line guard. Ambidextrous design. Total weight 101/2 oz. (**Yes, Christchurch was still in "Hants" until the boundary changes of 1974 when Dorset stole Bournemouth & Christchurch from Hampshire!) Very good condition with no wobble, noise or mechanical wear. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 65.00 (Item reference CRL453)  
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. (Sold to JW)




Grice & Young  GYPSY D'OR (made in Christchurch, England, circa 1970s)

Classic 43/8" aluminium centrepin with gold Hammerite finish, button operated on/off copper caliper click check, 9/16"* width quick release drum, twin tapered mottled handle knobs and ambidextrous design with detachable line guard (currently set up for LHW). Excellent condition. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 78.00 (Item reference CRL345)
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Hardy Bros (Alnwick) Ltd.  31/2'' THE EUREKA (made in England, circa 1930s)

Rare early 31/2" aluminium alloy full frame rim-control centrepin with nickel silver rim lever operated click-check, ridged alloy foot, 3/4" width lightweight one-piece fully ventilated large arbour polished drum with phosphor bronze bearing, nickel silver "telephone" drum release latch and slim parallel ebonite handle knobs. Maker's details and Pat Nos 24245 & 9261 stamped on backplate, Pat No 272409 stamped on footMaker's initials T.A. (Thomas Appleby) stamped inside. Runs smoothly and silently with no wobble or excess wear. Ambidextrous. Excellent condition. Total weight: 5oz, drum weight only: 17/8 oz! Highly useable & collectable...

GBP 265.00 (Item reference CRL437)
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Hardy Bros (Alnwick) Ltd.  31/2'' THE HARDY-WALLIS (made in England, circa 1930s)

Very rare 31/2" aluminium alloy centrepin with nickel silver rim lever operated click-check, bronzed brass ridged foot, 13/16"* wide one-piece lightweight large arbour polished drum with phosphor bronze bearing, nickel silver "telephone" drum release latch and twin steeply tapered ebonite handle knobs running freely on brass cups. Maker's details and Brit Pat 145004 & USA Pat 369867 Size 31/2" stamped on backplate, Maker's initials J.B.W (Joe Wallace) stamped inside. Runs smoothly and silently with no wobble or excess wear. Right hand wind. Very good condition. Total weight: 63/4oz, drum weight: 23/4oz. Highly useable & collectable...

GBP 320.00 (Item reference CRL438)
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Hardy Bros (Alnwick) Ltd.  31/2" THE SILEX No2 (made in England, circa 1913

31/2" ventilated aluminium alloy centrepin spinning reel with quick-release drum (3-screw nickel silver latch plate), slotted drum core, 2 rim controls, smooth brass foot, white handles running in brass cups, matching brake handle. Initials "R.W" stamped inside. Very good condition with no wobble or excess play and retaining most of its original bronzed finish. RHW. Highly collectable & perfectly useable. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 290.00 reduced to 250.00 (Item reference CRL362)  

Now being auctioned on eBay with NO RESERVE and a starting price of just GBP 1.00
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Hardy Bros (Alnwick) Ltd.  31/2" THE SILEX MAJOR (made in England, circa 1920s

31/2" ventilated aluminium alloy centrepin spinning reel with quick-release drum, smooth brass foot, brown ebonite handles running in brass winding cups, jewelled bearing, horizontal ivorine brake handle for single-handed casting, initials "J.D" (James Dodds) stamped inside backplate. Very good condition with absolutely no wobble, noise or excess play. RHW. Highly collectable & useable. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 250.00 reduced to 220.00 (Item reference CRL363)  

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Hardy Bros (Alnwick) Ltd.  3'' THE TRIUMPH (made in England, circa 1930s)

Rare 3" aluminium alloy centrepin with one-piece body with bronze finish, optional button-operated caliper click-check, fixed Bickerdyke lineguard, 11/16"* wide one-piece polished lightweight large arbour drum with phosphor bronze bearing and twin ebonite handle knobs. The slotted brass drum retaining nut has a left-hand thread and can, if needed, be undone at the waterside with a small coin such as farthing or gold sovereign (not supplied). Runs smoothly and silently with no play or wobble. Very good condition with no mechanical wear. Right hand wind. Hardy reel maker Wilf Sinton's initials stamped inside. Total weight: 4oz, drum weight: 2oz - even lighter than my 3'' Ventilated Aerial! Highly useable & collectable...

GBP 175.00 (Item reference CRL436)
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Reuben Heaton  41/2" SUN Nottingham Starback (made in England, circa 1900)

41/2" wood & brass Nottingham starback with "SUN" and "PATENT No.13388/85" stamped on starback. A high quality reel with strong on/off caliper check, twin bulbous wooden handles running freely on brass eye plates and detachable U-shaped line guide with sliding brass eye. All metal parts are brass making it suitable for fresh or saltwater use. Right hand wind, Very good condition. Not polished, re-varnished or mucked about with! Collectable & useable...

GBP 50.00 (Item reference WRL131)
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J J S Walker Bampton & Co. THE MASTER (made in Alnwick, England by W H Dingley circa 1915-20)

4" diameter Silex-style spinning reel with J.J.S.WALKER BAMPTON & Co oval logo with THE "MASTER" PATENT No29107/13 stamped on back and 327 stamped inside. This variation of the renowned Dingley Spinning Reel incorporates David Turnball Purves' Patent silent check with 3 rim controls, a lovely ivorine check lever knob and a lightweight pillar drum with quick-release latch and ivorine handles. Mechanically perfect and retaining most of its original bronze finish. Excellent working order and highly collectable...

GBP 260.00 (Item reference CRL357)

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2 x W R Products SPEEDIA MkII (circa 1960s)  

Two Speedia 4" diameter standard width (5/8") centrepins each with standard width (5/8") quick release ventilated pillar drum with smoothly turning handles and rim lever operated on/off click check. Ambidextrous design. Check mechanisms working well and currently set up for left hand wind (but I will set up for right hand wind on request). Two "knockabout" reels at the right price...

Reel on left
A smooth, free running & quiet reel with all paint removed and some mechanical wear but no wobble.

Reel on right
A smooth, free running & silent reel with some paint loss, mechanical wear and a wobble which do not affect its performance. You will see from the photos that one of the handles has a few cracks and was bent inwards but it has since been straightened.

GBP 42.00 (Item reference CRL442/443)
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W R Products SPEEDIA MkII (circa 1960s)

4" diameter with standard width (5/8") ventilated pillar drum, rim lever-operated on/off click check and quick release drum. Ambidextrous design (currently set up for RHW but can be switched to LHW on request). The micro-drag does not work correctly and the general appearance is poor (hence the low price) but the check is functioning correctly and the action is smooth & free running without too much mechanical wear. A good "knockabout" reel, serviced and ready to go...

GBP 30.00 (Item reference CRL422)
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W R Products SPEEDIA (circa 1950s)

Early 4" diameter centrepin with standard width (5/8") ventilated pillar drum, rim lever-operated on/off click check and quick release drum. Ambidextrous design (currently set up for LHW). A smooth, free running & silent trotting reel with minimal mechanical wear but some paint loss (mainly from rims) and a noticeable wobble (hence low price) which in no way affects its performance. Many trotting specialists prefer a Speedia to any other centrepin! Good useable condition, serviced and ready to go...

GBP 42.00 (Item reference CRL421)
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W R Products SPEEDIA MkII (circa 1960s)

4" diameter with standard width (5/8") pillar drum, rim lever-operated on/off click check and quick release drum. Young's-style micro-adjustable regulating drag, ambidextrous design (currently set up for left hand wind but can be switched to RHW on request). Very minor paint loss from rim of backplate and a slight wobble (probably from new) but an exceptionally smooth & silent runner with zero mechanical wear. Near-mint condition, serviced and ready to use...

GBP 95.00 (Item reference CRL448)
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. (Sold to RL)




Recent addition
W R Products SPEEDIA MkII (circa 1960s)

4" diameter with standard width (5/8") pillar drum, rim lever-operated on/off click check and quick release drum. Young's-style micro-adjustable regulating drag,  Ambidextrous design (currently set up for LHW but can be switched to RHW on request). An exceptionally smooth & silent runner in perfect mint condition...

GBP 140.00 (Item reference CRL447)
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. (Sold to PR)




J W Young & Sons Ltd.  RAPIDEX (made in Redditch, England, circa 1950s/60s)

4" diameter "full-cage" aluminium alloy centrepin trotting reel with grey "bobble" finish, chromed foot, quick-release rim-control ventilated drum (the rim overlaps the cage to enable line control and batting), dimpled handle knobs, "teardrop" switch operated on/off click check (converted to left-hand-wind but easily reinstate to RHW on request) and micro adjustable "Regulating Drag". For more details and maker's specifications click here. Slight paint loss but zero mechanical wear and everything works as it should. A superb silent runner, serviced and ready to use...

GBP 65.00 (Item reference CRL394)
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J W Young & Sons Ltd. 31/2" SELDEX (made in Redditch, England, circa 1959-64)

Rare 31/2" aluminium alloy centrepin with 5/8" wide one-piece quick-release large-arbour ventilated drum, tapered handle knobs, grey "bobble" paint finish and switch-operated on/off click check factory set for right-hand-wind (but I will convert to LHW free of charge on request). For details see 1959 Seldex catalogue pageIn excellent condition with only minor paint loss from rims. Mechanically perfect. Complete with original box. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 120.00 (Item reference CRL337)  




J W Young & Sons Ltd.  4" TRUDEX (made in Redditch, England, circa 1950s/60s)

4" diameter aluminium alloy centrepin with black "bobble" finish, quick-release ventilated drum, micro adjustable "Regulating Drag", dimpled handle knobs, switch-operated on/off click check and detachable lineguard. Refurbished and converted to LHW by Garry Mills (but I will reinstate to RHW on request). For more details and makers' specifications click here. A smooth, silent runner retaining much of its original finish. Excellent condition. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 72.00 (Item reference CRL444)  
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. (Sold to PC)




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J W Young & Sons Ltd.  4" TRUDEX (made in Redditch, England, circa 1950s)

4" diameter aluminium alloy centrepin with grey "bobble" finish, quick-release ventilated drum, micro adjustable "Regulating Drag", dimpled handle knobs, switch-operated on/off click check and detachable lineguard. Converted to left hand wind (but I will restore it to RHW on request). For more details and makers' specifications click here. A smooth, straight, silent runner in perfect working order with few signs of use - just some light scuffing on the rim of the backplate and slight paint loss from the foot (not visible when attached to a rod). Excellent condition. Complete with original box. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 95.00 (Item reference CRL418)  
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Unnamed 31/2" ZEPHYR Centrepin (made in England, circa 1920s)

Early Unnamed (probably Milwards) 31/2" diameter Zephyr pattern wood/alloy combination centrepin trotting reel with aluminium back plate, slim brass foot, mahogany drum with aluminium rear flange, 4-screw aluminium Slater-style drum latch with steel end-float adjustment screw, pretty tapered horn handle knobs mounted on brass eye plates. Spins straight & true with no noise or spindle wear. Excellent condition. Highly useable & collectable. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 85.00 reduced to 75.00 (Item reference CRL117)
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*My measurements for drum width refer to the actual internal width between drum plates and may therefore differ from the manufacturers' advertised specifications which are frequently rounded up or down!

Stated diameters are measured across the drum face, not the backplate.


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