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Master Reel Makers

Three examples by Reuben Heaton (left), David Salter (middle), and Youngs (right), all displaying high levels of manufacturing excellence.

The Heaton reel is a classis "Perth" style, with ebonite front and rear side plates, bound in nickel silver, however, this example has a heavily engraved faceplate. This embellishment is seldom seen.

The David Slater reel, retailed by Bernard & Sons, includes a rim mounted braking system which is patented.

The Youngs reel shows how to collaborate a range of different materials with ebonite, nickel silver, brass all coming together to deliver a lightweight Salmon fly reel.

A rear view of all three reels.

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