Dingley Fixed Spool Reel


For sale here is a super-rare Dingley fixed spool reel. This has to be the most historically desirable Dingley Fixed Spool (Spinning) reel out there. Made by the Dingley shop in 1945, this half bail arm reel was the personal property of Ernest Dingley, and subsequently inherited by his son, Dr. Raymond Dingley ~ the written and signed provenance is included with the reel.

Because the Dingley shop was deemed to have "transgressed the patents for the Ambidex reelâ" they had to stop making this reel which is why so few are seen. Graham Turner writing in his 2009 "Fishing Tackleâ" says ~ "The Dingley is in my opinion one of the most desirable fixed spool reelsâ". The reel has the maker's oval logo and the (as yet untraced) patent number. Currently set up for right hand wind the reel is thought to be easily swapped over to left hand.

A fine example of a rare reel.

This reel will ship from the UK where Vintage Fly Tackle is now set-up to accept consignments from the EU community.

Shipping Information
We ship at cost to the buyer and in the majority of cases do so via UPS with full insurance and signature. There are cheaper options but our experience has been that you get what you pay for and that it's not worth taking risks when shipping what are often one-of-a-kind items. Your shipping estimate will be calculated at checkout and if you have any questions please contact us. Please note the buyers are responsible for any applicable import duties or fees that may levied. Due to the importance of packing items carefully please allow up to two weeks for arrival (depending on how busy we are) though we certainly do our best to get items to you as expeditiously as possible.
Other Terms
Unless otherwise noted, all items come with a 3-day inspection period during which they can be returned to us for a full refund (provided that they are in the same condition in which they left our shop). Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. If an item is returned, we will issue a refund within 10 days upon receipt. Refunds will be either administered by providing a check or, when possible, by canceling a credit card purchase.