For sale here is a Julius Vom Hofe made size 4 fly reel, stamped on the headplate, "Abbey & Imbrie N.Y. Pat. Oct. 8, 1889". 2 1/8" diameter, 1" wide spool. Hard rubber side plates and German silver hardware. Shouldered pillars. The reel is in excellent condition cosmetically and mechanically. Blemish-free and unpolished sideplates, strong constant click and full length, unaltered german silver foot. All screws are in good condition. There is a very small chip out of the inner ebonite ring (visible in second photo).