A phenomenal one-of-a-kind reel from the late Joe Janciuras of Rochester, NY. This bi-metal, raised pillar model is a replica of an early Edward Vom Hofe from the late 1880's. Measuring 2 1/4" in diameter and 1" wide. Built in 2005, this is the first reel ever completed by Jancurias. Materials are nickel silver, aluminum phosphor bronze, stainless steel, and the ebonite knob coming from the original Vom Hofe workshop stock. Numbered #001, signed and dated on the inside. Comes with a letter of authentication from Fred Balling. A superb acquisition for the serious collector.