CHARLES F. ORVIS 1874 PATENT FLY REEL...$300 SOLD

Classic American fly reel from the 19th century. Condition is very good considering its age. Some losses to the nickel plating on face and back, weak click, worn crank bearing. That said, the reel would be a handsome addition to any collection. Diameter is 2 ¾", spool is only 5/8" wide. The line capacity is very limited, as the reel was intended for silk or possibly horsehair line.

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