This site is dedicated to people who are interested in finding out the history and value of their antique fishing reels. Contained in these pages you will find information to help you identify your reel, assess the condition and age of your reel, and also determine what your reel is worth. There are also comprehensive lists of reel manufacturers with lots of old photos to make it easy for you to identify and find out the value of your reel.
By creating a customer account, your information will be automatically added to each order in the order form. The "condition" of these products is often very important and we therefor try to give more attention to this in the description. If you have any particulair questions about the conditions, please contact us.
Collecting antique and vintage fishing tackle is a fascinating way to chart the course of the development of all sorts of fishing tackle over the ages. Whether it be fly fishing, coarse fishing or sea fishing tackle, we all have our different interests. Fishing rods, reels, lures and other accessories speak to us about those anglers who went before us and enjoyed the same sport as we do.
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My name is Owen Hughes, I have been a fisherman since a small boy and since have fished exclusively with vintage and antique fishing tackle. Having bought items for my own use off both ebay and from auction I soon realised that I enjoyed the "hunt" for vintage items. As such in I started a small business buying and selling vintage and antique fishing tackle and like many started to sell on ebay.
Not even following the trends of hypes. Yes, its all about antique fishing rods. You are right- its antique fishing rods.
I have always loved old stuff. The older the better. Now that I'm old, I'm not so sure anymore about my love for old people — something I always found easy.
Here you will find a vast updated selection of vintage fishing tackle; I am constantly travelling the length and breadth of the United Kingdom in search of vintage fishing tackle. If there is a particular item that you are seeking you can contact me at the email address listed below, as I maybe able to source the item you require or possibly have one waiting to be listed. The present economic climate has made it very difficult for some of us to acquire new and old tackle, therefore I am now offering a part exchange service on my website. I am happy to part exchange, swap or trade any good quality fishing tackle, whether you are looking to swap an old reel for something more lighter and modern, or a modern lighter rod for something more traditional.
I put this site together to share information I have gathered on Fred C. Along with a brief history of Keeling. I have added, and will be adding, many pictures of antique Keeling lures and boxes, from my collection, as references.