Reels - Centrepin
a Allcock Aerial and other centrepin reels always wanted
the best price paid - please call me

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I'm always interested in purchasing your surplus vintage fishing tackle. Centrepin reels, particularly Allcock Aerials, are always wanted. Modern centrepins by Richard Carter, Chris Lythe, Garry Mills, Dave Plowman, Paul Witcher are also required. Please call me on the number at the top of the page for the best price paid, or email me at timlennon.home@talktalk.net
POA (Ref: 73)
A Carter & Co Rustless Brake Reel. Ultra rare!
4 1/2" diameter, 1 1/4" width drum between the spool flanges.

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An A Carter & Co Rustless Brake Reel in excellent+ condition. Just a few light surface scratches mainly to the backplate. 4 1/2" diameter, and 1 1/4" width between the spool flanges. The reel spins nicely, absolutely true, but bear in mind that this is no trotting reel. This is one of the very few models of centrepin equipped with a lever brake, central drag, and button-operated ratchet. All are working correctly and very effectively. The internal workings are beautifully made and quite impressive. Stunning ventilated brass reel foot. Marked to the face with "A Carter & Co Ld" and "11 South Molton St W1" and stamped internally with "4". Imagine the cost of making this reel nowadays! Would make a highly effective catfish, pike, or big carp reel. A rare opportunity to purchase and very realistically priced at £245 UK posted. P/ex always considered.
£245.00 (Ref: 122)
A custom made centrepin of the type retailed by Specialist Tackle. Ultra-rare!
4" diameter, 1/2" wide drum between the flanges.

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An ultra-rare, handmade, Trudex-style reel originally sold out of Specialist Tackle, Romford in excellent+ condition. Just a few tiny marks to the reel's anodisation. 4" diameter, 1/2" width drum between the spool flanges. The reel spins fantastically well, absolutely true, and there is no wear in the spindle/bush. The button-operated ratchet is crisp, and the wheel-operated drag tensioner is working correctly. There is 1 small hole in the backplate where I suspect it was incorrectly drilled. I rate these reels highly. Would make a superb all-rounder and represents great value at £125 UK posted. P/ex always considered.
£125.00 (Ref: 112)
A custom made centrepin reel of the type retailed by Specialist Tackle
4.5" diameter, 9/16" width drum between the flanges.

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A handmade custom Aerial style reel originally sold out of Specialist Tackle, Romford in excellent condition. These are marked with the maker's initials and date on the underside of the reel seat. This one is marked "TD" (which I'm told stands for Terry Daniels) and "1991". These are high-quality reels that run quietly and super smoothly on 2 bearings. The ratchet is crisp and the drag tensioner is working correctly. 4.5" diameter. 2 small holes in the backplate where a line guard was once fitted. I rate these highly. Weighs 300g. Great value at £175 UK posted. P/ex always considered.
£175.00 (Ref: 114)
Adcock Stanton HDR (handles, drag, ratchet)
4 1/2" diameter. 7/8" width drum between the spool flanges.

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An Adcock Stanton HDR (handles, drag, ratchet) in excellent condition. It spins superbly, absolutely true, on smooth and quiet bearings. The button-operated ratchet is crisp and strong and the drag (operated by the central knob) is working correctly. 4 1/2" diameter and 7/8" wide drum between the flanges. A great all-rounder with its ratchet and drag facilities making it equally capable for barbel fishing or trotting. Weighs 260g. Difficult to find in this configuration and sensibly priced at £135 UK posted. P/ex always considered.
SOLD (Ref: 40)
A Garry Mills, Mill Tackle Millbrake. Serial #15
4 1/4" diameter, 7/8" width drum between the spool flanges.

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A Mill Tackle Millbrake in mint, unused condition. 4 1/4" diameter, 7/8" width drum between the spool flanges. This is Garry Mills' tribute to the ultra-rare Allcock Lever Type Aerial. Serial number 15 of a limited edition of only 25. Absolutely complete with its high-quality padded reel case, paperwork, and certificate. The reel spins fantastically well, absolutely true, and obviously, there is no wear to the spindle/bush. The lever-operated brake mechanism is highly effective. The button-operated ratchet is crisp and strong, and there is also a spoke-mounted drag tensioner. Gorgeous looks with its antique "leaded" finish and polished spool rim. This model was sold out before they were even made! Would make a superb barbel or carp fishing reel. Sensibly priced so be quick at £595 UK posted. P/ex always considered.
£595.00 (Ref: 118)
A Kenny Kendall Moon Aerial
4" diameter. 5/8" width between the spool flanges.

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A very rare Kenny Kendall Moon Aerial in good, used condition. A few surface marks to the natural aluminium finish and a little nibbling to the ends of the reel foot (which will have no effect in use). 4" diameter and 5/8" spool width between the flanges. Caged drum to aid line control, particularly useful in windy conditions. The reel spins superbly, absolutely true, and there is no wear to the spindle/bush. Strong button operated ratchet. Weighs 220g. A very nicely made reel and a rare opportunity at £125 UK posted. P/ex always considered.
£125.00 (Ref: 103)
Allcock Aerial Popular. Rare smallest diameter.
3" diameter, 1" width drum between the spool flanges.

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A rare, smallest size Allcock Aerial Popular in very good all-round condition. The reel spins fantastically well, absolutely true, and there is no wear to the spindle/bush. The button-operated ratchet is crisp and strong and the wheel-operated drag tensioner is working correctly. The xylonite handles are crazed but complete, both are straight and turn smoothly. Rare smallest size with a 3" diameter and 1" width drum between the flanges. Very neat professional repair to the reel foot, hence priced at only £125 UK posted. Fantastic value, you will not be disappointed! P/ex always considered.
£125.00 (Ref: 1)
Allcock Aerial. Ventilated, hidden V-check
3 1/2" diameter, 1" wide drum between the spool flanges.

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A ventilated Allcock Aerial in very good condition. 3 1/2" diameter and 1" width spool between the flanges. The reel spins superbly without wobble, and there is no wear to the spindle/bush. The hidden V-check, button operated ratchet and drag tensioner mechanisms are both working correctly. The xylonite handles are crazed but unchipped. Both are straight and turn smoothly. The line pillars are all straight. The reel foot has been neatly filed to fit modern reel fittings. 3 tiny holes around the rim of the backplate where a line guard was once fitted. Stamped "6" on the reel foot and "30" to the rear of both spool flanges. A great user reel and superb value at £250 UK posted. P/ex always considered.
£250.00 (Ref: 95)
Allcocks Match Aerial
4 1/2" diameter, 9/16" wide drum between the flanges.

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An early Allcocks Match Aerial in very good, used condition. 4.5" diameter, 9/16" width between the spool flanges. The reel spins fantastically well without wobble. There is no play in the spindle/bush indicating limited use. A little paint loss, but much better than average. Early, single bar ratchet button operates a crisp ratchet mechanism. Drag tensioner working correctly. A great example of this classic trotting reel for £135 UK posted. Weighs 290g.
SOLD (Ref: 85)
Allcocks Match Aerial vintage centrepin reel
4.5" diameter. Model C340. circa 1965-1971

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An Allcock Match Aerial in excellent, original condition. The reel spins fantastically well without wobble. There is no play in the spindle/bush indicating little use. Paintwork is much better than average. Crisp button operated ratchet. Drag tensioner working correctly. Superior 3 bar ratchet button. A super example of this classic trotting reel. Weighs 265g. Great value at £155 UK posted. P/ex always considered.
SOLD (Ref: 117)
A Pete Reading Barbel Pin. Mint, with original reel case and leaflet.
4 1/2" diameter, 7/8" width drum between the flanges.

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A Pete Reading Barbel Pin in mint condition with its original high-quality reel case and sales leaflet. Serial number 117 made by Hans Juhkental for Ringwood Reels. 4 1/2" diameter, 7/8" width drum between the spool flanges. The reel spins fantastically well, absolutely true, on smooth and quiet bearings. Gorgeous appearance with its bronze anodisation complementing its brass ancillaries. Ingenious drag facility operated by the central brass knob on the reel's face. Strong lever-operated ratchet. Knurled rim to aid control, particularly useful in damp conditions. Fantastic barbel fishing reel. Realistically priced at £475 UK posted. P/ex always considered.
£475.00 (Ref: 70)
A rare Insight centrepin made by Kingpin.
4 1/2" diameter, 7/8" width drum between the spool flanges.

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A rare Insight centrepin in mint, unused condition, complete with its card box. Believed to have been made by Kingpin, I've only seen one other example. Stunning appearance with its maroon anodisation beautifully contrasting its black handles and brass ancillaries. 4.5" diameter, and 7/8" width spool between the flanges. The reel spins fantastically well on smooth and quiet bearings, absolutely true. Crisp and strong lever operated ratchet. Knurled rim. Would make an awesome barbel fishing reel. £295 UK posted. P/ex always considered.
SOLD (Ref: 88)
Arnold Kingpin Series 1 (spoked design). Boxed.
4 1/2" diameter, 7/8" width drum between the spool flanges.

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An Arnold Kingpin Series 1 (spoked design) in excellent, used condition complete with its satin-lined card box. Just a few small marks to the reel's anodisation and a little rubbing on the inside of the backplate. 4 1/2" diameter, 7/8" width drum between the spool flanges. The reel spins beautifully without wobble on smooth and quiet bearings. The conveniently situated lever-operated ratchet is crisp and strong. Very sensibly priced at £185 UK posted. P/ex always considered. Note that the sales leaflet in the first photo is not included.
SOLD (Ref: 124)
Dave Swallow mk2 centrepin. Custom Tackle
4 1/2" diameter. 7/8" width drum between the spool flanges.

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A Dave Swallow mk2 centrepin in near mint condition. 4 1/2" diameter, and 7/8" width spool between the flanges. The reel spins fantastically well, absolutely true. Realistically priced at £225 UK posted. P/ex always considered.
SOLD (Ref: 47)
Dave Swallow mk2 centrepin. Custom Tackle so made by Dave Swallow himself.
4 1/2" diameter, 7/8" width spool between the flanges.

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A Dave Swallow mk2 centrepin in very good, used condition. Engraved on the backplate with the Custom Tackle details so made by Dave Swallow himself (RIP). 4 1/2" diameter, and 7/8" width between the spool flanges. The reel spins superbly, absolutely true, on smooth and quiet bearings. The lever-operated ratchet is crisp and strong. Becoming very difficult to find. I currently have a matching pair of these. If you'd like to purchase the pair please call 07743 484621 for more information. This example £225 UK posted. P/ex always considered.
SOLD (Ref: 78)
Edgar Sealey Freewinde. Rare!
4 1/2" diameter, 1" wide drum between the spool flanges.

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An Edgar Sealey Freewinde (strange name!) in good overall condition and mechanically excellent. The reel spins superbly without wobble and there is no wear to the spindle/bush. This is an Edgar Sealey badged version of the rare largest diameter Young's Seldex. 4 1/2 " diameter and 1" wide spool between the flanges. The lever-operated ratchet is crisp and strong. Externally the paintwork is good but internally it's a little rough, though obviously, this is not apparent in use. A rare reel and great value for only £75 posted. P/ex always considered.
SOLD (Ref: 7)
Fred Crouch Jet narrow drum.
4 1/2" diameter, 5/8" width drum between the spool flanges.

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A Fred Crouch Jet narrow drum in very near mint, unused condition. 4 1/2" diameter, 5/8" width drum between the spool flanges. The reel spins superbly, absolutely true, and there is no wear to the spindle/bush. The button-operated ratchet is crisp and strong, and the wheel-operated drag tensioner is working correctly. These make superb all-rounders and this unused example represents a great saving on the new price at only £135 UK posted. P/ex always considered.
SOLD (Ref: 91)
Fred Crouch Truepin Trotter wide drum.
4 1/2" diameter. 1 1/8" width drum between the spool flanges.

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A Fred Crouch Truepin Trotter wide drum in very near mint condition. 4 1/2" diameter and 1 1/8" spool width between the flanges. The reel spins fantastically well, absolutely true, and there is no wear to the spindle/bush. Strong lever operated ratchet. Drag tensioner working correctly. Ideal barbel fishing reel with the benefit of the conveniently located ratchet lever. Difficult to find model that is currently unavailable new. £225 UK posted. P/ex always considered.
SOLD (Ref: 102)
Free Spirit Searcher wide drum
4 1/2" diameter, 1" width drum between the spool flanges.

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A Free Spirit Searcher wide drum in near-mint condition. Just a couple of barely perceptible surface marks to the anodisation. The reel spins superbly, without wobble, and there is no play in the spindle/bush indicating little use. The button-operated ratchet is crisp and strong, and the wheel-operated drag tensioner is working very effectively. These make superb barbel fishing reels. A difficult to find model, especially in this condition. Very realistically priced at £175 UK posted. P/ex always considered.
SOLD (Ref: 44)
Grice & Young Avon Royal Supreme
4 3/8" diameter, 5/8" width drum between the flanges.

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A Grice & Young Avon Royal Supreme in excellent, original condition, and in the most sought after colour combination. With just a few small marks to the paintwork, it can only have had little use. The name badges on the backplate are much better than average. Most importantly, the spool rim is undented, a common problem with Grice & Young reels. 4 3/8" diameter, and 5/8" width between the spool flanges. Weighs 330g. Absolutely complete with its interchangeable line guard, opposite side grub screws, spare pawl, and wick oiler all being present. The reel spins superbly without wobble and there is no wear to the spindle/bush. The lever-operated ratchet is crisp and strong, and the lever-operated drag mechanism is working correctly. Interchangeable/removable line guard, currently set up for left-hand wind. A great value example of this ever-popular all-rounder and very realistically priced at £75 UK posted.
£75.00 (Ref: 98)
Grice & Young Sea Jecta III Deluxe.
4 3/8" diameter, 1 1/4" width drum between the spool flanges.

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A Grice & Young Sea Jecta III Deluxe in good, used condition. Complete with its spare pawl and wick oiler. Cosmetically, the reel is in average condition but mechanically it's superb. 4 3/8" diameter and 1 1/4" width drum between the spool flanges. The reel spins particularly well for this model, but please bear in mind that this is no trotting reel! The lever-operated ratchet is crisp and strong and the lever-operated drag is working correctly. The reel's sculpted handles are great for playing big fish. Spool rim is undented. This is the model I use for floodwater barbel and big carp fishing due to its robust build quality, strong check, and highly effective drag mechanism. Great value at only £65 UK posted. P/ex always considered.
£65.00 (Ref: 66)
J W Young & Sons Rapidex. Early model.
4" diameter, 1/2" width drum between the spool flanges.

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A J.W.Young & Sons Rapidex in excellent, used condition. 4" diameter, and 1/2" width spool between the flanges. The reel spins superbly, absolutely true, and there is no wear to the spindle/bush. The lever-operated ratchet is crisp and strong, and the wheel-operated drag tensioner is working correctly. This is an early model that is considered by some to be superior. These make superb all-rounders and this example represents great value for money at £65 UK posted. P/ex always considered.
SOLD (Ref: 46)
J W Young & Sons Seldex RARE largest size 4.5" vintage centrepin reel
4.5" diameter. 15/16" width drum between the flanges.

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A very rare largest size 4.5" diameter J W Young & Sons Seldex in excellent+, original condition, complete with its slightly rubbed box. Just a few small marks and rubs to the paintwork, it's unlikely you'll ever find a better example than this! Spins superbly without wobble. Can only have had a very limited amount of use, as there is no play in the spindle/bush, and no rubbing to the paint on the spool rim. For use, it would benefit from a custom-made Dave Plowman Styrofoam line arbor, as the reel has a very deep spool. This can be made for the reel at an additional cost of £30. These are a favourite model of mine, and are VERY difficult to find in this largest size. Weighs 300g.
£295.00 (Ref: 99)
J W Young & Sons Super Lightweight Y2080SL
4 3/8" diameter, 1" spool width between the flanges.

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A J.W.Young & Sons Super Lightweight Y2080SL in mint condition. The reel can only have had very little or no use. Serial number 167. 4 3/8" diameter, 1" spool width between the flanges. The reel spins superbly, absolutely true, on smooth and quiet bearings. The lever-operated ratchet is crisp and strong, and the wheel-operated drag tensioner is working correctly. Ever popular model. No box or pouch but a huge saving on the new retail price. Be quick at only £165 UK posted. P/ex always considered.
SOLD (Ref: 53)
J W Young & Sons Trudex.
4" diameter, 1/2" width drum between the spool flanges.

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A J.W.Young & Sons Trudex in good, used condition. 4" diameter, and 1/2" width spool between the flanges. The exterior paintwork is worn commensurate with use and age, internally it's very good. The reel spins superbly, absolutely true, and there is little wear to the spindle/bush. The lever-operated ratchet is crisp and strong, and the wheel-operated drag tensioner is working correctly. Interchangeable/removable line guard currently set up for left-hand wind. Stamped inside the spool is "JWY417". These make superb all-rounders and represent great value for money at £55 UK posted. P/ex always considered.
SOLD (Ref: 111)
J W Young & Sons Trudex II 2550. Mint condition.
4 1/2" diameter, 1/2" width drum between the spool flanges.

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A J.W.Young & Sons Trudex II 2550 in mint condition, with a nice padded reel case. 4 1/2" diameter, 1/2" width drum between the spool flanges. The reel spins superbly, absolutely true, and there is no wear to the spindle/bush. Interchangeable/removable line guard, currently set for left-hand wind. The wheel-operated drag tensioner and lever-operated ratchet mechanisms are both working correctly. These are beautifully made reels that make great all-rounders. They don't come up often, especially in this condition, so be quick at £175 UK posted. P/ex always considered.
SOLD (Ref: 38)
Ogden Smith Seaos. Rare!
5" diameter, 1 1/4" width spool between the flanges.

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An Ogden Smith Seaos in excellent condition. The reel spins nicely, absolutely true, but please bear in mind that this is no trotting reel! 5" diameter, 1 1/4" width spool between the flanges. The lever-operated ratchet is strong, and the drag which is operated by the central knob is working correctly. Removeable line guard. Gorgeous aluminium handles, one of which has been repositioned for an unknown reason. Full-length brass reel foot. A rare model that could be put to use for tope or catfish etc. or would make a stunning display item. Find another! Only £125 UK posted. P/ex always considered.
£125.00 (Ref: 49)
Okuma Sheffield S1002. Mint, unused.
4 1/2" diameter, 3/4" width drum between the spool flanges.

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An Okuma Sheffield S1002 in mint, unused condition. No box, but comes with its original neoprene pouch. Serial number 3707. 4 1/2" diameter, and 3/4" width spool between the flanges. The reel spins fantastically well, absolutely true, on smooth and quiet bearings. Button-operated ratchet. Double ventilated spool and ventilated backplate. Be quick at only £95 UK posted. P/ex always considered.
SOLD (Ref: 39)
Okuma Sheffield S1002 Silver
4 1/2" diameter, 3/4" width drum between the spool flanges.

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A silver Okuma Sheffield S1002 in mint condition, absolutely complete with its card box, neoprene pouch, and parts diagram, all virtually as new. 4 1/2" diameter, and 3/4" width spool between the flanges. The reel spins beautifully on smooth and quiet bearings, absolutely true. The button operated ratchet is working correctly. This popular model would make a super Christmas gift. £120 UK posted. P/ex always considered.
SOLD (Ref: 105)
Relum centrepin. Boxed, mint, unused.
4 1/2" diameter, 7/8" wide drum between the spool flanges.

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A Relum centrepin in mint, unused condition complete with its original card box. 4 1/2" diameter, and 7/8" wide drum between the spool flanges. The reel spins superbly, absolutely true, on smooth and quiet bearings. The conveniently situated lever operated ratchet is crisp and strong. Their sturdy build quality make these a superb barbel or margin carp legering reel. Very similar in design to a Dave Swallow mk2. Knurled rim to aid control in damp conditions. Solid drum core prevents line kink. Weighs 330g. A rare opportunity to buy this model in as new condition and great value at £175 UK posted. P/ex always considered.
SOLD (Ref: 84)
Shakespeare Centenary Aerial. Mint condition.
4 1/2" diameter, 7/8" width spool between the flanges.

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A limited edition Shakespeare Centenary Aerial in mint condition complete with its smart wooden presentation box. Serial number 178 of 250. These are high-quality reels made in the UK by J.W.Young & Sons for Shakespeare to celebrate their 100 year anniversary in 1997. 4 1/2" diameter and 7/8" width spool between the flanges. The reel spins superbly on smooth and quiet bearings, absolutely true. The button operated ratchet and ingenious wheel operated drag system are both working correctly. These underrated reels make great all-rounders and represent amazing value for money at £185 UK posted. P/ex always considered.
SOLD (Ref: 115)
Slater. Brass and ebonite c1885.
3" diameter, 7/8" width drum between the spool flanges.

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A superb Slater brass and ebonite model from the late Pete Buckell's Slater collection. Fantastic condition with no damage whatsoever to the ebonite components. Nickel silver rim to the backplate. Slater's famous brass annular lineguard, patented May 1883. Starback-mounted ratchet button operates a strong calliper check. Circa 1885. £245 UK posted.
SOLD (Ref: 107)
Speedia MkIII Deluxe made by W R Products. Ultra rare early MkIII version!
4" diameter, 1" width drum between the spool flanges.

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An ultra-rare Speedia MkIII Deluxe in good, used, ORIGINAL condition. 4" diameter, and 1" width drum between the spool flanges. The reel spins beautifully without wobble, and there is just very minor wear to the spindle/bush. Both handles are in excellent condition, are straight and turn smoothly. The 3-way adjustable strength, lever-operated ratchet is working correctly, as is the wheel-operated drag tensioner. Gorgeous full-length BRASS reel foot, and the IMPRESSED Speedia logo on the backplate that signifies a MkIII. One small hole has been drilled in the backplate to accomodate a now missing line guard. Justifiably highly sought after by barbel anglers, these make great all-rounders. Be wary of repainted examples on ebay! £135 UK posted. P/ex always considered.
£135.00 (Ref: 86)
Speedia MkIII narrow drum made by W R Products. Complete with box, leaflet.
4" diameter, 5/8" width drum between the flanges.

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A Speedia MkIII narrow drum in excellent+ condition, absolutely complete with its original card box and sales leaflet. MkIIIs can be identified by the impressed triangular stamp on the backplate and separate reel foot. The reel can only have had very little use. The card box is a little tatty but complete with remains of its paper label. The sales leaflet has a small hole in its centre but otherwise is good. 4" diameter, 5/8" width drum between the flanges. The reel spins fantastically well, absolutely true and there is no wear to the spindle/bush. It also has a really nicely made interchangeable/removable line guard which is currently set up for left-hand wind. A difficult to find model, especially in this condition. Some think these earlier reels are better made than later models and I tend to agree. Great value at £115 UK posted. P/ex always considered.
£115.00 (Ref: 90)
Speedia mkIV narrow drum made by W R Products. Boxed.
4" diameter, 5/8" width between the flanges.

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A Speedia mkIV narrow drum in excellent+ ORIGINAL condition complete with its original card box which is in fair condition and retaining its paper label. 4" diameter and 5/8" width drum between the flanges. Just a few marks to the paintwork, mainly to the backplate. The reel spins fantastically well, absolutely true, and there is no wear to the spindle/bush. Both handles are near perfect, are straight and turn smoothly. The lever-operated ratchet is crisp and strong. Full-length reel foot. A favourite reel of mine for trotting the smaller rivers and streams. They don't come much better than this. Beware of repainted examples on eBay! £95 UK posted. P/ex always considered.
£95.00 (Ref: 119)
Trentman centrepin reel
5" diameter, 1" wide drum.

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A Trentman centrepin in excellent, original condition. This example has optional handles. In my opinion, there is no better sub £100 reel for trotting relatively fast-paced rivers. The 5" diameter along with a fairly shallow spool allows for fast line retrieval (13" per revolution). Weighs 305g. A knurled rim further aids batting (and braking), particularly in wet conditions. The fairly wide 1" spool width makes line control easier, reducing tangles and line bedding. Note also the ingenious, angled reel seat supports that help guide the line onto the spool. It spins fantastically well, on what must be a high-quality bearing, without wobble. The knob on the backplate operates the drag mechanism, which can be useful to "hold back" when trotting, and when moving between swims. Please be aware that the large reel seat that was designed for sliding collars, does not fit all modern reel fittings. However, this can be modified for a small additional charge. Also comes with a custom designed spool removal tool. £90 UK posted.
SOLD (Ref: 110)
Trentman vintage centrepin.
4 3/4" diameter, 1" wide drum between the spool flanges.

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A Trentman centrepin in excellent, original condition. In my opinion, there is no better sub £100 reel for trotting relatively fast-paced rivers. The 4 3/4" diameter along with a fairly shallow spool allows for fast line retrieval (13" per revolution). Weighs 245g. A knurled rim further aids batting (and braking), particularly in wet conditions. The fairly wide 1" spool width makes line control easier, reducing tangles and line bedding. Note also the ingenious, angled reel seat supports that help guide the line onto the spool. It spins fantastically well, on what must be a high-quality bearing, absolutely true. The knob on the backplate operates the drag mechanism, which can be useful to "hold back" when trotting, and when moving between swims. Please be aware that the large reel seat that was designed for sliding collars, does not fit all modern reel fittings. However, this can be modified for a small additional charge. Also comes with a custom designed spool removal tool. Great value at £70 UK posted. Dave Plowman custom-made handles can also be fitted for an additional £30.
SOLD (Ref: 68)