During a January 19 Zoom webinar, AMFF curator Jim Schottenham highlighted 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.


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

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