EVH First Reels – New York, NY

EVH first reels were made after his company was established in 1867. They are German silver and had an ornate S-shaped handle. They came with sliding spool axle bearing covers to allow for easy lubrication. The first models had vom Hofe’s name engraved rather than stamped into the reel. It wasn’t until later until he started stamping his name on the sliding oiling covers. Another symbol seen on EVH first reels is a 5 pointed star. He later named one of his reel models as “Star.” Edward made many types of reels. He made reels varying from small to large sizes to be used for any type of fishing.


The EDWARD Vom HOFE German Silver Reel, Engraved 1867

The EDWARD Vom HOFE German Silver Reel, Engraved 1875

The EDWARD Vom HOFE German Silver Reel, Circa 1875

The Other Early EDWARD Vom HOFE Reel Markings

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EDWARD Vom HOFE Ad in 1876 Forest and Stream Magazine

The EDWARD Vom HOFE Size 3/0 Reel Engraved “1890

The EDWARD Vom HOFE Early Salmon Reel, circa 1890


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