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RARE VOM HOFE SALMON,TROUT,STEELHEAD,SPEY,FLY REEL 4/0 - £1800

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BEYOND RARE THIS 4/0 MODEL 423, EDWARD VOM HOFE, RARELY SEEN IF EVER, WITH THE SPIN DIAL DRAG SYSTEM. THIS IS ONE OF THE EARLIEST EXAMPLES OF HIS WORK, WITH THE SEPT.2ND 79 PAT'D FULTON St. N.Y* EDW. VOM HOFE MAKER & Patentee-. ONE SEES THE 6/0 WITH THE SPIN DIAL BUT YOU NEVER EVER SEE 4/0. THIS REEL COMES WITH IT'S ORIGINAL D SHAPED VOM HOFE CASE, WITH HIS STAMPED TRADE MARK, E. VOM HOFE MAKER 97 FULTON ST. N.Y. THIS REEL COMES WITH AS TED BINGHAM DESCRIBES IN HIS BOOK "THE CELEBRATED REELS OF EDWARD VOM HOFE" ON PAGE 84, THE EARLIEST MODELS COME WITH A SMALL RAISED DOME IN THE CENTER OF THE DISK. THIS CLICK BUTTON IS ON THE BACKPLATE OF THE REEL. THERE ARE 7 RED DOTS ON THE FRONT OF THE REEL, JUST ABOVE THE ARROW WHICH SETS THE DRAG, WHICH IS EXTREMELY STRONG AND SMOOTH. THIS REEL IS IN EXCELLENT PLUS CONDITION WITH NO SCRATCHES ON THE RIMS, OR FULL LENGTH FOOT PLATE ,WHICH SAYS 423, 6/0, AND THE SERIAL NUMBER OF D131. THE ROLLER BARS WORK PERFECTLY AS DOES THE SLIDING OIL CAP ON THE REAR PLATE WHICH IS MARKED EDW.vom HOFE N.Y. PAT. JAN 23. 83. THERE ARE NO SCRATCHES ON EITHER SIDE OF THE EBONITE PLATES, AND A FEW OF THE SCREWS HAVE MARKS WHERE SOMEONE HAS TRIED TO OPEN THE REEL TO OIL AND CLEAN THE REEL, OTHER THAN THAT THE REEL IS IN MINT CONDITION. THIS IS AN IMPOSSIBLE REEL TO COME BY A MUST FOR ANY SERIOUS VOM HOFE COLLECTOR. THIS IS THE ONLY ONE I HAVE EVER SEEN FOR SALE , SAVE FOR THE ONE 15 YEARS OR MORE AGO IN MARTY'S CATALOGUE. THIS IS THE REEL TO GET FOR YOUR COLLECTION AND SELL YOUR NORMAL 4/0, 423.

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