Dingley Fly Reel 4 1/2" Caged Spool


For sale here is a rare and highly desirable 4 1/2 inch caged drum reel made by WH Dingley. Another fine example of Dingley's unique and varied check/tensioner configurations. Rarely-found strap over tensioner! Stamped internally D1. Also stamped 1 on the foot and one punch mark on the cog. Nicely blued caliper check spring. The reel retains most of its original lead finish. The ivorine handle is in excellent free-spinning condition. The smooth brass reel foot is original and un-filed. All of the brass parts retain a very nice patina. The reel is perfect mechanically, very clean with no wobble to speak of and a nice tight check. Gear teeth and pawl are still very sharp. A very fine classic and very fishable or collectible caged drum Dingley reel.

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