Unmarked & Unknown fly reels made before 1900 are sometimes found and are difficult to identify the maker. The foot and handle design helps. Key features like the design of the reel’s foot or handle give the best insight to the identification. But, this is often not enough. Sometimes the owner’s name is engraved on the side of the reel and this can be useful in at least understanding some of the reel’s history. Any help in identifying the maker of the reels below would be appreciated. Doing the research to identify these unmarked & unknown reels makes reel collecting interesting hobby.
Side Mount Fly Reels
Small UK Style Fly Reel
Unmarked & Unknown Fly Reels
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