For sale here is a 3" nickel silver fly reel made by Al Bellinger and Daryll Whitehead. The reel weighs 6 oz.Serial #019 out of only 24 reels made. The reel is set up as left-hand retrieve. These bench-made reels have german silver protective side bands and delrin sideplates. Artfully-bolstered cross-pillars are german silver, as is the counter-balance, winding-arm washer-cup, and knurled oil cap. Comes with original box and very nice red reel drawstring pouch. The reel is unused.
100% of the benefits from the sale of this reel will be directed toward Andy Royer's cancer recovery fund. For those of you who don't know Andy (The Bamboo Broker), he has been supplying the best-quality Tonkin cane to the bamboo rodmaking community for many years. Mr. Whitehead graciously donated this reel for Andy's recent fundraising auction, held in Seattle. There was a minimum reserve set on this reel and it ended up not meeting reserve, so it's being offered here at what I consider fair value for this type of limited edition reel.
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