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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 16.00 (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 25.00 (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 20.00 (Item reference CRL187)  
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S Allcock & Co Ltd.  4" AERIALITE Model No.8915 (made in England, circa 1930s)

4" diameter, pre-war mottled maroon colour 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). Excellent condition. A rugged and uncomplicated reel ideal for boat fishing in fresh or saltwater. Highly useable and collectable. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 35.00 reduced to 30.00 (Item reference CRL161)
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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 30.00 (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, 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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Recent addition
S Allcock & Co Ltd  FLICK-EM PERFECTION  Model No.C705 (circa 1960s)

4" diameter aluminium trotting reel made by Young's and identical to their Rapidex but with the octagonal Allcocks badge. Full cage with rim-control drum (flange is exposed to enable 'batting' and precise line control), Black "bobble" finish to backplate & drum. Young's micro-adjustable "Regulating Drag", quick release drum latch with end-float adjustment, dimpled handle knobs and "teardrop" switch operated click-check. Converted to left-hand-wind but easily reinstated to RHW on request. A few minor dings and some paint loss consistent with fair use but mechanically perfect and runs freely & silently. Fully serviced and ready to use......

GBP 62.00 (Item reference CRL374)




Recent addition
S Allcock & Co Ltd  FLICK-EM PERFECTION  Model No.C705 (circa 1950)

Rare early 4" diameter aluminium trotting reel. Made by Young's and identical to their earliest Rapidex but with the octagonal Allcocks brass badge. Full cage with rim-control drum (flange is exposed to enable 'batting' and precise line control), Young's micro-adjustable "Regulating Drag", quick release drum latch with end-float adjustment, dimpled handle knobs, switch operated click-check with chromed "teardrop" switch. Factory set for right hand wind but I will convert to LHW on request. Finished in gloss black except for drum face which has Young's "crinkle" finish. Very good condition with only light wear to paint on rims & foot due to fair use. Runs freely & silently. Highly useable & collectable. Fully serviced and ready to use...

GBP 90.00 (Item reference CRL415)




Price reduced!
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 highly practical centrepin! Fully serviced and ready to use...

GBP 120.00 reduced to 100.00 (Item reference CRL395)
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W Bartleet & Sons Ltd.  3'' Nottingham Starback Centrepin (made in Redditch, circa 1920s)

3" Nottingham starback with Bartleets stamped on stirrup and MADE IN ENGLAND stamped on star, mahogany back with typical Bartleet's on/off steel caliper click check, one-piece walnut drum with brass 3-screw Slater latch, twin black xylonite handles running freely on brass eye plates. Brass sliding-eye lineguard fitted for right-hand-wind. Very good condition with smooth action and no noise or wobble. A delightful little reel, collectable and highly useable...

GBP 80.00 (Item reference WRL106)
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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  GYPSY D'OR (made in Christchurch, England, circa 1960)

Classic 43/8" aluminium centrepin with gold Hammerite finish, on/off caliper check, 9/16"* width quick release drum with 3-screw latch. Ambidextrous design (currently set up for LHW). Some minor paint loss and no line guard (who needs 'em?) but mechanically perfect and an excellent runner. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 60.00 (Item reference CRL341)  
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Price reduced!
Hardy Bros (Alnwick) Ltd.  THE CONQUEST (made in England, circa 1960s)

4" aluminium alloy centrepin with 5/8"* quick release polished drum, two-screw drum latch, twin ebonite handle knobs, micro-adjustable Young's-style drag, smooth brass foot, on/off click check, reversible line guard, ambidextrous design (currently set up for LHW). A very attractive and practical reel with some paint loss (mainly from rims), otherwise very good condition. Useable & collectable. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 165.00 reduced to GBP 140.00 (Item reference CRL331)  
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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. Very good condition with absolutely no wobble, noise or excess play. RHW. Highly collectable & useable. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 275.00 reduced to 240.00 (Item reference CRL363)  
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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), 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)  
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Hardy Bros (Alnwick) Ltd.  4" THE SILEX No2 (made in England, circa 1913

4" ventilated aluminium alloy centrepin spinning reel with quick-release drum (3-screw nickel silver latch), caged** and slotted drum core, 2 rim controls, smooth brass foot, ivorine handles running in brass cups, matching brake handle.
**The drum core has at some time been damaged with 2 of the 10 bars subsequently removed - the drum was then retro-fitted with a set of 12 brass pillars to act as line lays in the same style as the caged drum of the 1896 Silex - a very professional and effective repair.
Mechanically & structurally sound with no wobble or excess play. RHW. Good useable condition. Serviced and ready to go...

GBP 175.00 reduced to 125.00 (Item reference CRL366)  
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Reuben Heaton  31/2 '' Nottingham Starback Centrepin (made in England, circa 1920)

31/2 " unnamed Reuben Heaton Nottingham starback centrepin with mahogany back, one-piece walnut drum 4-screw Slater style latch, twin xylonite handles running freely on brass eye plates, copper caliper check with steel pawl, unusual adjustable line guide with porcelain eye. Ambidextrous design. A true free-running centrepin suitable for trotting, general coarse fishing or boat fishing. Some loss of varnish but highly useable and collectable...

GBP 60.00 (Item reference WRL124)
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. (Sold to PR)

 



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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Recent addition
Lewtham Products THE LEEDS REEL (made in England, circa 1980s)

4" aluminium alloy ball bearing reel with ventilated 1,1/8" wide drum, on/off silent check, ambidextrous design. Spins freely with no wobble. A general purpose reel in excellent condition...

GBP 22.50 (Item reference CRL420) 
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P D Malloch of Perth  PATENT SIDECASTER (made in Scotland, circa 1900s)

2nd version Malloch's Sidecaster alloy 4" diam x 21/8" wide with 31/4 " x 13/4" reversible drum, tapered horn handle, 2" diameter brass line guide and swivelling foot with brass drum locking device and rim lever operated optional click-check. Right hand wind. Very good condition for its age. Collectable & useable...

GBP 50.00 (Item reference CRL369)  
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Milwards 4" FLOATCRAFT (made in Redditch, England, circa 1950s)

Rare Milwards Floatcraft (actually a J W Young's Trudex with brown paintwork badged for Milwards). All the usual Trudex features, ie: "teardrop" switch operated on/off click check, micro adjustable "Regulating Drag", quick release drum, dimpled handle knobs, "bobble" finish to backplate & drum. For more details and manufacturer's specifications click here. Some paint loss, mainly from foot & rims (click photos to see full size) but mechanically perfect. Complete with original lineguard. Converted to LHW but could be switched back to RHW on request. Very good condition, collectable & highly usable. Fully serviced and ready to use...

GBP 75.00 (Item reference CRL413)
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Edgar Sealey FLOATQUEEN (made in Redditch, England, circa 1950s/60s)

4" Edgar Sealey Floatqueen (actually a Young's Rapidex badged for Sealey with silver paintwork on drum and white knobs instead of black). All the usual Rapidex features: 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 (factory set for right-hand-wind but I will convert to LHW on request, no charge), micro adjustable "Regulating Drag" and brass badge on backplate. For more details and maker's specifications click here. Very good condition throughout and mechanically perfect. The only fault when I acquired her was that the white release cap was cracked so I replaced it with a genuine Young's Rapidex black cap. Fully serviced and ready to use...

GBP 80.00 reduced to 75.00 (Item reference CRL391) 
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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 Dingley Spinning Reel incorporates David Turnball Purves' Patent silent check with 3 rim controls, a lovely ivorine check lever knob and a light-weight un-ventilated 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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J W Young & Sons Ltd.  RAPIDEX (made in Redditch, England, circa early 1950s)

4" diameter "full-cage" aluminium alloy centrepin trotting reel with black "bobble" finish, 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 converted back to RHW on request) and micro adjustable "Regulating Drag". For more details and maker's specifications click here. Some paint loss consistent with fair use but zero mechanical wear. An excellent runner in very good condition. serviced and ready to use...

GBP 55.00 (Item reference CRL411)
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J W Young & Sons Ltd.  4" TRUDEX (made in Redditch, England, circa 1950s/60s)

4" diameter aluminium alloy centrepin with grey "bobble" finish, detachable lineguard, quick-release ventilated drum, micro adjustable "Regulating Drag", dimpled handle knobs, "teardrop" switch-operated on/off click check converted to LHW (but I will reinstate to RHW on request). For more details and makers' specifications click here. Some paint loss but a smooth, straight, silent runner in good usable condition. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 42.00 (Item reference CRL409)  
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Recent addition
J W Young & Sons Ltd.  4" TRUDEX (made in Redditch, England, circa 1950s/60s)

4" diameter aluminium alloy centrepin with grey "bobble" finish, new Garry Mills detachable lineguard, quick-release ventilated drum, micro adjustable "Regulating Drag", dimpled handle knobs, "teardrop" switch operated on/off click check converted to LHW (but I will reinstate to RHW on request). For more details and makers' specifications click here. Some paint loss mainly from back but an exceptionally smooth, straight, fast, silent runner with zero mechanical wear. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 62.50 (Item reference CRL416)  
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Recent addition
J W Young & Sons Ltd.  51/2" TRUDEX (made in Redditch, England, circa 1965)

Rare 51/2" diameter version of the famous Trudex, only listed for 2 years (1965/66). Same 1/2" drum width and similar specification to the popular 4" Trudex but with a longer spindle and beefed-up rod fitting. Complete with detachable lineguard. Converted to LHW (but I will reinstate to RHW on request). Slight paint loss mainly from rims but mechanically excellent. An incredibly smooth silent runner. Weight: 147/8 oz. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 85.00 (Item reference CRL419)  
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Unnamed 3" ZEPHYR Spine-back Centrepin (made in England, circa 1930s)

Unnamed (probably Milwards) 3" diameter Zephyr pattern wood/alloy/brass combination spine-back centrepin trotting reel with aluminium back plate, brass spine/foot, optional caliper click check, mahogany drum with aluminium rear flange, 4-screw aluminium Slater-style drum latch with steel end-float adjustment screw, xylonite handle knobs mounted on pretty brass eye plates, brass lineguard mounted for RHW. This delightful reel could easily be used LHW if the lineguard is "ignored". Excellent condition throughout. Highly useable & collectable. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 130.00 (Item reference CRL116)
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Unnamed 31/2" ZEPHYR Spine-back Centrepin (made in England, circa 1930s)

Unnamed (probably Milwards) 31/2" diameter Zephyr pattern wood/alloy/brass combination spine-back centrepin trotting reel with aluminium back plate, brass spine/foot, optional caliper click check, mahogany drum with aluminium rear flange, 4-screw aluminium Slater-style drum latch with steel end-float adjustment screw, xylonite handle knobs mounted on pretty brass eye plates. Suitable for left or right hand use. Excellent condition throughout. Highly useable & collectable Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 125.00 (Item reference CRL390
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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 (Item reference CRL117)
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*Please note
My measurements for drum width refer to the actual internal width between the drum plates, and may therefore differ from the manufacturers' advertised specifications which are frequently rounded up!


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