Vom Hofe, Edward - Model 423 Restigouche 4/0 Fly Reel
For sale here is an Edward Vom Hofe Model 423 "Restigouche" Salmon fly reel in excellent plus overall condition. Size 4/0 - 3 7/8" diameter with a width of 1 11/16". This reel carries the 1896 patent date on the oil cap. German silver safety bands and pair of roller bars. The reel has a very strong adjustable drag and click. This reel has the seven detent arrowhead pointer drag feature with red dot indicators. The reel foot is full length, not filed, and has the model and size stamp along with serial number R458 (made in 1925).
A. W. (Alfred William) Hoyt, was an engineer and investor in the Federal Union Mining Company and author of "Over the Plains to Colorado" written in 1867. Hoyt owned a large estate on Long Island "Red Maples" and was married to General William Tecumseh Sherman's niece.