Julius Vom Hofe William Mills & Son "Fairy" Fly Reel (Wide Model)


For sale here is an original wide model William Mills & Son "Fairy" Raised Pillar / Hard Rubber fly reel. 2.40" diameter (pillar to pillar). Pillar length is 1.00". The length of the bronze arbor inside the spool is approximately 0.80". It weighs 2.80 oz. Aluminum spool and nickel silver fittings. The half-handle has a hard rubber grasp and the foot is full length and unaltered. The reel overall is in excellent condition, inside and outside. The spring has a left hand retrieve bias. Stamped very faintly, "William Mills & Son N.Y." on headplate. A very rare reel in this size. The catalog scan is from the 1908 Mills catalog.

Shipping Information
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