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Brass Fishing Gaff  FE35
Brass Fishing Gaff FE35
Original quality 1920's extending brass fishing gaff for landing Salmon or Pike. This example has a brass body mounted with a ribbed mahogany grip, an extending gaff hook in brass and steel sections and a hinged guard for safety. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer can be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Closed 14.5 " long and extended 34" long. Grip 1.25" wide and hook 2.75" wide. 
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Price: 115.00


Eton Sun Sea Fishing Reel FE34
Original, quality 1920s large sea fishing reel turned in a medium coloured wood probably Hickory. This superb example has been stripped and re-finished and appears the same as it was when new. The cast brass mount with the rod fitting is impressed "Eton Sun" for the manufacturer and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All is complete and in good and working order. Reel 6" x 1.5" and total 6.5" x 3" including fittings.  
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Price: 125.00


Eton Sun Sea Fishing Reel FE34



Heaton Patent Brass Fishing Reel FE33
Heaton Patent Brass Fishing Reel FE33
Original, quality 4" diam brass plate wind, fly fishing reel circa 1900, with a horn grip and the original unpolished and lacquered finish on brass. This fine example is impressed to one side "R Heatons 3250 patent", and all is complete and in good and working order, in fact near mint condition. Drum diam 4" and total 3" wide including handle.  
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Price: 165.00


Anglers' Fly Box FE31
Original, quality 1920's rectangular shaped tin, with rounded corners, a hinged lid and inner lidded compartments for flies and casts and leader lines. The interior has retained much of its cream gloss finish and the original tweezers, but the outside shows a well worn originally japanned finish. All has been cleaned and waxed and is complete and in good order otherwise. 6.25" x 3.75" x 1 1/8" front to back.  
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Price: 85.00


Anglers' Fly Box FE31



Angler's Fly Box FE30
Angler's Fly Box FE30
Original, quality 1920's rectangular shaped tin with rounded corners , a hinged lid and inner lidded compartments for flies and casts and leader lines. The interior has retained much of its cream gloss finish but the outside, originally japanned black, has lost its finish and has been cleaned and lacquered, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. 6" x 3.5" x 1".  
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Price: 85.00


Course Fishing Reel FE29
Original, quality 1920's, all wood "Platewind" angling reel in a pale colour probably birch with brass fittings and black composition grip. The brass mounting bracket is impressed "Made in England" and all is in the original finish. The ratchet on and off control button is mounted to the rear and working. Fully overhauled, complete and in good and working order. 3.5" diameter, body 2" front to back + grips. Total 3.5" x 3" front to back.  
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Price: 56.00


Course Fishing Reel   FE29



Galvanised Live Bait Tin   FE28
Galvanised Live Bait Tin FE28
Original, quality, late 19th century, oval shaped "Anglers" galvanised live bait tin. This example has tapered sides, a pierced hinged lid and a swing over wire handle. The shaped hasp to the front and the hinge to the rear are in copper, and all has been cleaned and lacquered. A most unusual bait tin, complete and in good order. Base 10.5" x 7.5" + 6.25" tall with handle down.  
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Price: 185.00


Eel Spear ES10
Original, quality, late 18th or early 19th century, blacksmith made wrought iron eel spear. These were originally fitted to 20 foot and longer wooden shafts and used to catch eels in the sand from bridges over the river. A great example, cleaned and lacquered, complete and in good and working order. 23.5" long x 8.5" and 1.75". 
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Price: 265.00


Eel Spear   ES10



Glass Minnow Trap   T101
Glass Minnow Trap T101
Original, quality, late 19th century, freeblown clear glass large 'bottle' minnow trap. The narrow end would be stuffed with a cork and the minnow would enter through the funnel base. Minnow were used for live bait to catch larger fish. The first we have seen of this size. Complete and in good and working order. 14.5" long x 5.5" diameter.  
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Price: 135.00

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