About the Event

Spend an afternoon with AMFF curator Jim Schottenham via Zoom Webinar (only Jim will be on screen) as he highlights a special selection of fly reels from the museum’s collection. As past president of the Old Reel Collectors Association and former reel expert for Lang’s Tackle Auction, Jim has spent decades collecting, studying, and writing about antique reels for numerous publications. He’ll share some of the histories and offer a few revelations for those in attendance.

You’ll have the opportunity to comment and ask questions with the Zoom chat feature. If you’d like to submit a reel question in advance, please email jschottenham@amff.org before 12/31/2022.

Please click the link below to join the webinar on January 19, starting at 3 pm EST: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83937746507


Reel Selections

  • Edward Vom Hofe Peerless size 3
  • C.F. Orvis 1874 patent reel
  • Ed Follett fly reel
  • John Kopf, NY size 4
  • Martin Novelty Works engraved for Fly Rod Crosby
  • Malloch Patent
  • Sellers Bas-kit Fly Reel
  • Wyers/Paris
  • New York Ball Handle Reel
  • Francis Loomis Auto
  • Hardy Perfect