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Turnbull Caged Spool Reel 3 1/2"


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For sale here is a 1920's vintage 3 1/2" caged spool fly reel made by either WH Dingley, Turnbull or Malloch. This highly sought after brass pin caged reel has an early fixed caliper check, which is nicely blued and adequately strong. It also features the rare "silent retrieve" while having the familiar click on the pay direction. This is achieved via a two-piece gear wheel. Stamped "Robert Turnbull, Maker, Edinburgh as well as the original owner's name on the exterior. Stamped "III" internally. Correct original and un-filed smooth brass foot. Original ivorine handle spins freely. Very nice condition with tight tolerances - no end play or wobble. The majority of the original leading remains on the reel. Reel foot measures 2 3/4" and the weight is ~8 oz.

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