Heritage Vom Hofe Style Trout Fly Reel (made by Ross Reels)
$ 2,950$ 3,250
For sale here is an extremely scarce "Heritage" Edward Vom Hofe style fly reel, constructed of german silver and delrin side plates. This reel is serial #10 of 27 reels, produced by Ross Hauck of Ross Reels. Ross was commissioned by Len Codella of Heritage Sporting Collectibles to make this limited edition run of reels in 1992. I've included a photo of the 1999 listing from when my customer acquired this reel.
The reel features a seven-position drag setting mechanism on the tail plate, a sliding click switch, two roller pillars, and a sliding oil cap marked "Heritage No.10 E. Vom Hofe". Comes housed in a finely crafted leather reel case.
The reel has a 2 7/8" diameter and 1" wide spool, making it roughly equivalent to a Vom Hofe Perfection size 1 (diameter-wise) with a spool that is less dished than the Vom Hofe reels, resulting in a bit more line capacity. It is a direct drive reel. All things considered, the design ended up being a very nice balance between the Perfection and Restigouche models. It weighs 6.4 oz. Actual line capacity follows:
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