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Non-Aerial Centrepins



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.


I often have more items waiting to be listed, so if you can't find what you want on this website, or would like some help choosing, please 'phone me...

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During the current Coronavirus crisis and until further notice there may be considerable delays in despatching orders so if your order is urgent 
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S Allcock & Co Ltd.  AERIALITE SWIMMING REEL Model No.B120 (made in Redditch, England, circa 1950's)

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

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 18.00 (Item reference CRL187)  
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Price reduced!
S Allcock & Co Ltd.  5" AERIALITE Model No.B180 (made in Redditch, England, circa 1950's)


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. Saltwater quality and ideal for traditional trolling for pike or ferox trout. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 25.00 reduced to GBP 20.00 (Item reference CRL105)
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W H Dingley PREMIER aka CLIMAX  33/4'' Casting Reel (made in Alnwick, England circa 1912)

33/4'' diameter unnamed Silex No1 type centrepin casting reel designed by W H ''Walter'' Dingley while at Hardy's and made by him at the premises of J J S Walker in Alnwick after leaving Hardy's employ. Marketed by Westley Richards (Birmingham) as the ''Premier'', W Haynes & Son of Cork as the ''Climax'' and others as the "Favourite" or ''Champion''. No name or other identification on the reel except for the letter ''D'' stamped on inside of backplate.
Features include caged pillar drum, jewelled bearing, ivorine handles running in brass winding cups, quick release latch, rim-lever operated brake with knurled adjusting screw, ''half-coin'' operated optional click check, smooth brass foot (slightly bent and shortened to 31/4'').
The reel functions perfectly with no damage or significant wear. Excellent working order and highly collectable...

GBP 325.00 reduced to GBP 295.00 (Item reference CRL355)
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Recent addition
Greys of Alnwick THE BEWICK Centrepin Trotting Reel (made by Hardy & Greys Ltd., Alnwick, England circa 2002)

4" ultra-lightweight aerospace grade (6262) aluminium centrepin with anti-glare pale gold anodised body, button-operated ambidextrous on/off click-check, one-piece silver anodised 3/4" wide ventilated drum with phosphor-bronze bearing running on hand polished stainless steel spindle, 2-screw quick-release drum latch and twin detachable reverse-tapered ivorine handles. This thoughtfully designed trotting reel was made to a very high standard in Hardy's Alnwick factory and is one of the first batch made and has no serial number (the earliest ones did not have serial numbers) and are generally considered to be better quality and far more collectable than the later Korean-made ones. An attractive yet practical "true centrepin" (no ball bearings!) Total weight: 61/4 oz, drum weight: 31/4 oz - perfect for Wallace casting. Complete with makers' care & maintenance / warranty leaflet and draw-string pouch. Mint condition, unused...

GBP 200.00 (Item reference CRL276)
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Hardy Bros (Alnwick) Ltd.  31/2'' THE EUREKA (made in England, circa 1930's)

Rare early 31/2" aluminium alloy full frame rim-control centrepin with optional click-check, full length ridged bronzed brass foot, lightweight one-piece fully ventilated large arbour polished drum with phosphor bronze bearing, nickel silver "telephone" drum release latch and parallel slim brown ebonite handle knobs. THE "EUREKA" REEL and SIZE 31/2" and maker's details on backplate. JBW stamped inside backplate. Ambidextrous design (currently set for LHW but easily switched to RHW by simply flipping the check pawl over). The drum has been re-bushed but runs slightly off-centre but silently. Total weight: 55/8 oz, drum weight only: 21/4 oz! Highly useable & with a nice patina...

GBP 150.00 (Item reference CRL479)
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Hardy Bros (Alnwick) Ltd.  3'' THE TRIUMPH (made in England, circa 1930's)

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: just 2oz! Highly useable & collectable...

GBP 175.00 (Item reference CRL436)
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Hardy Bros (Alnwick) Ltd.  31/2'' HARDY-WALLIS (made in England, circa early 1930s)

Very rare 31/2" aluminium alloy centrepin with nickel silver rim lever operated click-check, bronzed brass ridged foot, 3/4" wide one-piece lightweight large arbour polished drum with phosphor bronze bearing, very pretty & practical elongated nickel silver "telephone" drum latch and twin steep-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, Pat No 272409 stamped on foot and maker's initials J.B.W (Joe Wallace) stamped inside. Right hand wind but could be tweeked for LHW on request. Some light scratching to faceplate but not polished or mucked about with! Runs smoothly and silently with no wobble or excess wear. Very good condition. Total weight: 65/8 oz, drum weight: 25/8 oz. Highly useable & collectable...

GBP 275.00 (Item reference CRL481)
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. (Sold to G.O.)

 



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(This page was last updated 19th November 2020)


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please 'phone me to discuss delivery before ordering online. Thank you.