For sale here is an early Restigouche salmon fly reel made by Edward Vom Hofe. Size 6/0. No serial number. The reel is in very good condition with two cracks in the hard rubber, one by the foot screws on both sideplates. This reel carries the Sep 2, 1879 patent on the drag adjustment knob under the handle arm, as well as the Jan 23, 1883 patent mark for the sliding click drag. German silver safety bands and one double roller bar in the rings-up position. The spool is also German silver and spins in the same direction as the handle. The reel has a strong drag to this day and fully functional. Full-length and unfiled n/s foot with a 6/0 stamp. Comes with a Vom Hofe stamped leather case in poor condition.