Edward Vom Hofe Model 355 Peerless Fly Reel - size 3 1/2


For sale here is a scarce and early Edward Vom Hofe Model 355 fly reel - Size 3 1/2 (2 3/8" diameter). Early 20th century reel owing to the model number on the reel foot (instituted at the turn of the century), and lack of a serial number (instituted in 1908). This model was later dubbed the "Peerless" in 1911; before it was known as the "Celebrated Trout and Bass Fly Reel".German silver construction, including the foot and spool. The hard rubber side plates are in excellent condition with no cracks. There are also no dings to the nickel silver bands and the reel foot remains full-length and unaltered. Mechanically the reel remains in good condition with a smooth click and somewhat weak spring tension favoring left hand retrieve. The screws show some use but remain workable. The reel comes with a fine leather reel case.

All in all, a fabulous early example from arguably the greatest reel maker of all time!

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