Fishing rod, hollow metal, made by the Horton Mfg. Co. Bristol, Conn. Circa 1900-1930. Size: 7 feet 8 inches alloy reel seat is marked with the model “Bristol” . The down locking seat holds the Kresge, Special Reel. The double handled reel is 2 ½” diameter, with 1” spool. Cork handle is very good with minor wear. Most of the original brown paint on the hollow steel is intact, has red agate tip guide. This is a very smooth sliding rod, the Fly Fishing reel spins smooth and free. There is no provision for a click or drag, it never had one. One reel foot is ¼” short so that it would fit the rod. Rod and reel combo is a great wall hanger, a very affordable display. See photos.
At Drury House Antiques in Weston Vermont we are offering over 100+ Antique and Vintage Framed and unframed Trout prints, Fishing Prints, Fly Fishing Rods, Bamboo and Fiberglass fly rods, Wood Nets, Fly Reels, Spare Fly Rod Tubes most are Orvis, Creels, Fly Fishing Baskets, Leather Fly Wallets, Fly Boxes, Fishing Scales, Framed Flies, Larges selection of Mint unused Streamers. All Fly Fishing items are in pristine to mint condition, Also many Fresh & Salt Water Fishing Reels Many in original Boxes and some in unused condition. ALL ON SALE. Many of our Brass and Alloy Fly reels have been completely disassembled, cleaned in the ultrasonic cleaner, Polished on a professional buffing machine, Sealed with Lacquer, Reassembled, lubricated and tested. The same is true for my Bakelite Fly Reels except they are cleaned and polished by hand the waxed NOT sprayed with Lacquer. Many hours of labor go into each reel to make them this presentable. We can combine insured shipping on several orders when possible.I do not attempt to make money on shippingand will always try to find you the best shipping rate to save you money.
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