This fanciful and eccentric reel might have easily become a standard Julius Vom Hofe raised-pillar pattern if sections of the frame were removed rather than perforated. The perforated rim must have been easier and cheaper to produce than the raised pillar but seemingly it found little favor with anglers as few remain today. Perhaps too, it was not entirely as rugged as desired—an untoward knock on the rim might break the metal near a perforation.
The American Museum of Fly Fishing Collection
Donated by Archie Walker
Yearc. 1915Accession No.1973.159.002Made byJulius Vom Hofe