At the opposite end of the spectrum from the Meek No. 44 is the Hendryx Competitor. The Competitor was the least expensive reel in the Hendryx line, retailing for about $25. Most of these reels probably saw service as boys’ reels, where and were simply screwed or taped to the butt of a cane pole.
The American Museum of Fly Fishing Collection
Gift of Frederic A. Sharf