Over the last while Dave has been purchasing a number of vintage Hardy reels and accessories. Acquisitions have been made via a number of different avenues. As relationships build between sellers, consignees, traders and auctioneers the range and quality of the products only gets better. Our Vintage reel showcase has appreciating an unbelievable rotation of product, a weekly face change which has surprised us all. This showcase regularly features Hardy Marquis, Perfects, Uniquas, St. Georges, a variety of Silex reels, and occasionally the odd vintage or contemporary Longstone. The Vintage reel display captures the attention of individuals looking for those classic large capacity reels or that piece of fishing history that might become complete when attached to a cane rod of the same era. Be sure to check stock frequently as reels come and go quite quickly. If you are looking for a particular something that’s not represented in the showcase let Dave know and he will sniff around and see what he can come up with.
We also take vintage reels in on consignment. If you have an older Hardy reel that you’d l like us to sell feel free to drop by the store and have us take a look at what you’ve got. In most cases we can give you a fair idea as to what the reel is worth and once an agreement is reached showcase real-estate can be secured. We tend to see the highest turn-over in brands such as Hardy. That said; don’t hesitate to ask about other classics. For the most part Reels in the showcase are used, although we do get the odd one that’s in an unused condition, these reels don’t last long.