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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.


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S Allcock & Co Ltd.  AERIALITE SWIMMING REEL Model No.B120 (made in 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)  
Important: For delivery to non-UK destinations please see international shipping then contact me before ordering.




S Allcock & Co Ltd.  4" AERIALITE Model No.B180 (made in 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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S Allcock & Co Ltd.  5" AERIALITE Model No.B180 (made in 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. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 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 Allcock's oval logo stamped on stirrup (see 4th photo), backplate reinforced with recessed brass ring, strong on/off copper caliper click check, flat drum face with 3-screw Slater latch, twin bulbous black handles running freely on brass eye plates, solid brass drum plate to rear. Ambidextrous. A true centrepin that spins well with a smooth action and no wobble. Everything works as it should. Not cleaned, polished, re-varnished or mucked about with in any way! A superb sea or loch reel for trolling or bottom fishing. Very good condition, collectable & useable...

GBP 50.00 reduced to GBP 42.00 (Item reference WRL129)
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. (Sold to JB) 




Albert Smith & Co Ltd.  4" PERFECTION FLICK-EM (made in Redditch, England, circa 1930's)

Rare Perfection Flick-Em made for Albert Smith & Co., identical to (but rarer than) the Allcock's version (all Perfection Flick-Em- 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 80.00 reduced to GBP 70.00 (Item reference CRL395)
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W Bartleet & Sons Ltd.  4'' Nottingham Starback (made in Redditch, circa 1920's)

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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. (Sold to RM)

 



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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Grice & Young  CENTURY II  (made in England, circa 1980's)

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! Dark brown body with re-painted matt 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 40.00 (Item reference CRL434)  
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Greys of Alnwick THE BEWICK Centrepin Trotting Reel (made by Hardy & Greys Ltd., Alnwick, England circa 2005)

4" lightweight 6061-aluminium centrepin with pale gold anodised backplate with button-operated optional click-check (factory set for LHW), one-piece silver anodised 3/4" wide ventilated drum with phosphor-bronze bearing, 2-screw quick-release drum latch and twin detachable reverse-tapered ivorine handles. Serial No.A18189 engraved on foot. These thoughtfully designed reels were made to a very high standard by Hardy's in Alnwick and are generally considered to be better quality and much more collectable than the later Korean-made ones. An attractive yet practical "true" centrepin (no ball bearings!) Total weight: 63/8 oz, drum weight: 31/8 oz - ideal for Wallace casting. Complete with makers' care & maintenance / warranty leaflet and draw-string bag. Mint condition, unused...

GBP 190.00 (Item reference CRL231)  
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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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Recent addition
J W Young & Sons Ltd. RAPIDEX (made in Redditch, England, circa 1960s)

4" diameter caged 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), Young's dimpled handle knobs, "teardrop" switch operated on/off click check (converted to left-hand-wind but can be switched back to RHW on request) and micro-adjustable "Regulating Drag". For more details and maker's specifications click here. Some paint loss (mainly from rims) but a superb runner and mechanically perfect. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 65.00 (Item reference CRL488)
Important: For delivery to non-UK destinations please see international shipping then contact me before ordering
. (Sold to EC) 




J W Young & Sons Ltd. 33/4" SELDEX (made in Redditch, England, circa 1959-64)

Rare 33/4" aluminium alloy centrepin with approx 15/16" wide one-piece quick-release ventilated drum, tapered handle knobs, grey "bobble" paint finish, dimpled handle knobs, and teardrop switch-operated on/off click check converted for left-hand-wind (but I will switch it back to RHW on request). For details see 1959 Seldex catalogue page. Interestingly the backplate, foot and check mechanism are identical to the C815 Aerial of the same period! Excellent condition with only minor paint loss. Mechanically perfect. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 100.00 (Item reference CRL482)  




J W Young & Sons Ltd. 4" TRUDEX (made in Redditch, England, circa 1960)

4" diameter aluminium alloy centrepin with black "bobble" finish, quick-release ventilated drum with polished rim, micro adjustable "Regulating Drag", dimpled handle knobs, switch-operated on/off click check and detachable lineguard. Converted for left hand wind (but I will switch it back to RHW on request). For more details and makers' specifications click here. A smooth, straight, silent runner in perfect working order. Excellent condition. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 78.00 (Item reference CRL487) 
Important: For delivery to non-UK destinations please see international shipping then contact me before ordering
. (Sold to PK) 




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(This page was last updated 13th November 2019).