Edward Vom Hofe Model 423 Restigouche 3/0 fly reel
For sale here is a classic Edward Vom Hofe Model 423 "Restigouche" Salmon fly reel in excellent overall condition. Size 3/0 - 3 5/8" diameter, spool width of 1 7/16" and weighs 11 1/4 oz. This reel carries the 1896 patent on the oil cap. German silver protective bands and a pair of double roller bars. The reel has a strong and smooth adjustable drag and click. This reel has the seven detent arrowhead pointer drag feature with red dot indicators.The nickel silver reel foot is full length, unmolested, and includes a 3/0 marking on it and serial number P481 dating the reel to 1923. There is a very slight hairline crack in the hard rubber between the two pillar screws on the headplate. Some of the screws also show some marks from ill-fitting screwdrivers over the years, although all of the screws are removable as-is. The reelcomes with what appears to be its original 3/0 marked leather case with a broken and detached strap and buckle.
This seems to be the most popular size classic EVH reel for salmon and steelhead fishermen these days, so don't let this one get away!
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