John R. Crothamel Fly Reels – New York

John Crothamel fly reels were made by him in New York in the late 1980’s. He patterned his reel after the Edward vom Hofe “Peerless” reel. The name “Crothamel, Maker, NY” is stamped n the back of the reel. The reels are made of 18% nickel silver, 6061 aluminum and Delrin. Each reel is serialized by a number stamped on the bottom of the reel next to the foot. The reel is 2 3/4 inches in diameter and comparable in size to the No. 2 Edward vom Hofe “Peerless” fly reel.