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Antique and vintage fishing reels such as the Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 5000, Pflueger Templar, Vom Hofe 550, and classic fishing reels from Penn and Shakespeare on sale.

The oldest fishing reels were essentially just spools on which the fishing line could be stored. That all changed in the 1800's, with the development of high quality multiplier reels, drag mechanisms, and fixed spool spinning reels. Collectors seeking vintage Kentucky reels, New York reels by Ocean City, and early spinners can find all their favorites here, with a fresh selection of antique fishing reels daily.
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Rare 1907 Meisselbach "Takapart" Fishing Reel,Meisselbach Fishing Reel,100yds,GC Bid Now »

Rare 1907 Meisselbach "Takapart" Fishing Reel,Meisselbach Fishing Reel,100yds,GC

Bid: $52.00
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VINTAGE UNKNOWN BAIT CASTING REEL - UNBELIEVABLE! - BEAUTIFUL REEL! - WORKS! Bid Now »

VINTAGE UNKNOWN BAIT CASTING REEL - UNBELIEVABLE! - BEAUTIFUL REEL! - WORKS!

Bid: $49.00
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Vtg. PENN PEERLESS No.9 LEVEL-WIND Saltwater FISHING REEL~EXLNT! Bid Now »
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Vtg. PENN PEERLESS No.9 LEVEL-WIND Saltwater FISHING REEL ~ EXLNT!

Bid: $28.77
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Vintage ABU Garcia Ambassadeur 2600 casting reel w/clicker, Made in Sweden Bid Now »

Vintage ABU Garcia Ambassadeur 2600 casting reel w/clicker, Made in Sweden

Bid: $42.42
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Vintage Penn Reel - Baymaster 180 Bid Now »
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Vintage Penn Reel - Baymaster 180

Bid: $20.00
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VINTAGE 2-5/8 INCH DIAMETER METAL SKELETON FLY REEL.(MANUFACTURER UNKNOWN) Bid Now »

VINTAGE 2-5/8 INCH DIAMETER METAL SKELETON FLY REEL.(MANUFACTURER UNKNOWN)

Bid: $6.50
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$14.50
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Vintage Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 4500 Made in Sweden Baitcasting Reel with Extras Bid Now »

Vintage Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 4500 Made in Sweden Baitcasting Reel with Extras

Bid: $112.50
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Vintage SHIMANO     B I G  FX-4000      SPINNING REEL        VGC+++ Bid Now »

Vintage SHIMANO B I G FX-4000 SPINNING REEL VGC+++

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Vintage Spinning Reel - Zebco 707 -Mint in Box + South Bend 30A Spincast Reel Bid Now »

Vintage Spinning Reel - Zebco 707 -Mint in Box + South Bend 30A Spincast Reel

Bid: $14.71
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SOUTH BEND NO 20 MODEL B REEL VERY NICE Bid Now »

SOUTH BEND NO 20 MODEL B REEL VERY NICE

Bid: $6.06
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$12.86
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Shakespeare Criterion 1960 GE Vintage Antique Baitcast Fishing Reel Level Wind Bid Now »

Shakespeare Criterion 1960 GE Vintage Antique Baitcast Fishing Reel Level Wind

Bid: $6.06
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$12.86
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Okuma Helios Spinning Reel Buy Now »

Okuma Helios Spinning Reel

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Vintage Penn 209 Salt Water Fishing Reel - Nice condition - Smooth Runner - NICE Bid Now »

Vintage Penn 209 Salt Water Fishing Reel - Nice condition - Smooth Runner - NICE

Bid: $30.00
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Vintage Pennell(?) "Montague" Fishing Reel,1920's Fishing Casting Reel,Very Nice Bid Now »

Vintage Pennell(?) "Montague" Fishing Reel,1920's Fishing Casting Reel,Very Nice

Bid: $11.00
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Thommen Record Spinning Reel - Made in Switzerland - RH - 05/L167059B Bid Now »

Thommen Record Spinning Reel - Made in Switzerland - RH - 05/L167059B

Bid: $21.09
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$29.08
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Vintage Perrine Pemco No.55 Automatic Fly Reel - Nice Bid Now »

Vintage Perrine Pemco No.55 Automatic Fly Reel - Nice

Bid: $10.95
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Vintage Mitchell 304 Fishing Reel-Made in France Buy Now »

Vintage Mitchell 304 Fishing Reel-Made in France

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Dam Quick 270 Reel 2 Speed Germany Near Mint + Bonus Bid Now »

Dam Quick 270 Reel 2 Speed Germany Near Mint + Bonus

Bid: $120.00
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VINTAGE MITCHELL 301 SPINNING REEL - MADE IN FRANCE Bid Now » Buy Now »

VINTAGE MITCHELL 301 SPINNING REEL - MADE IN FRANCE

Bid: $24.50
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Shakespere Model FK No 1924 Driect Drive  By Shakespear Reel Buy Now »

Shakespere Model FK No 1924 Driect Drive By Shakespear Reel

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Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Mag 1 Casting  Reel Lot R-2 Buy Now »

Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Mag 1 Casting Reel Lot R-2

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1932 Australian 4" Ebro Major Bakelite Fishing Reel Bid Now »

1932 Australian 4" Ebro Major Bakelite Fishing Reel

Bid: $19.95
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$31.90
19 mins
Vintage GARCIA MITCHELL Fishing/Spinning REEL and EXTRA SPOOL Bid Now »

Vintage GARCIA MITCHELL Fishing/Spinning REEL and EXTRA SPOOL

Bid: $9.99
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$5.89
$15.88
21 mins
Vintage SHAKESPEARE FLY REEL/Model 1845 HP/Fishing Bid Now »

Vintage SHAKESPEARE FLY REEL/Model 1845 HP/Fishing

Bid: $9.99
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$14.88
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Rare Early 1900's Hendryx Casting Reel,Hendryx Fishing Reel,Size 60,1.5"diam.,GC Bid Now »

Rare Early 1900's Hendryx Casting Reel,Hendryx Fishing Reel,Size 60,1.5"diam.,GC

Bid: $9.99
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$14.99
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DAM Quick Finessa 285 Spinning Reel 330 Buy Now »

DAM Quick Finessa 285 Spinning Reel 330

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Vintage Zebco Z22 Spincast Reel Made In The USA! Buy Now »

Vintage Zebco Z22 Spincast Reel Made In The USA!

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Vintage WINNER Jeweled Casting Reel--Steel Pivots Bid Now »

Vintage WINNER Jeweled Casting Reel--Steel Pivots

Bid: $9.95
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$13.55
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Vintage SHIMANO Spinning FISHING REEL - Model No. CX-3000SS Bid Now »

Vintage SHIMANO Spinning FISHING REEL - Model No. CX-3000SS

Bid: $15.00
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 Fenwick Black Hawk Mach III Graphite Ultra Cast Spinning Reel Buy Now »

Fenwick Black Hawk Mach III Graphite Ultra Cast Spinning Reel

Buy: $23.95 Ships:
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Okuma Convector Line Counter Reel Buy Now »

Okuma Convector Line Counter Reel

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Pflueger PAKRON No. 3178 Saltwater Trolling Reel Mooching Buy Now »

Pflueger PAKRON No. 3178 Saltwater Trolling Reel Mooching

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Abu zebco cardinal 4 spinning reel made in sweden Bid Now »

Abu zebco cardinal 4 spinning reel made in sweden

Bid: $40.00
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$48.27
43 mins
vintage zebco 33 reel made in USA new Bid Now »

vintage zebco 33 reel made in USA new

Bid: $25.00
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$50.00
47 mins
GARCIA MITCHELL 300 REEL SPOOL  MITCHELL  LARGE SPOOL VINTAGE MITCHELL Buy Now »
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GARCIA MITCHELL 300 REEL SPOOL MITCHELL LARGE SPOOL VINTAGE MITCHELL

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GRANDFATHERS KEEPSAKES TWO OLD REELS SELLING FOR PARTS OR RESTORING Bid Now »

GRANDFATHERS KEEPSAKES TWO OLD REELS SELLING FOR PARTS OR RESTORING

Bid: $21.00
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$32.07
48 mins
Vintage Spinning Reel Carp Fishing Reel Rear Drag Spinning Reel 9BB+1RB 5.1:1 SB Buy Now »
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Vintage Spinning Reel Carp Fishing Reel Rear Drag Spinning Reel 9BB+1RB 5.1:1 SB

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vintage abu garcia ambassadeur 5500C bait casting reel sweden Bid Now »

vintage abu garcia ambassadeur 5500C bait casting reel sweden

Bid: $50.00
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vintage garcia mitchel 308 fishing ultra light spinning reel made in france Bid Now »

vintage garcia mitchel 308 fishing ultra light spinning reel made in france

Bid: $25.00
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Vintage Langley Spin Flo 822GB Spinning Reel made in USA for Parts Buy Now »

Vintage Langley Spin Flo 822GB Spinning Reel made in USA for Parts

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Vintage Weber "Water-Witch" Fly Fishing Reel,No.450,3" Dia.,Old Weber Fly Reel Bid Now »

Vintage Weber "Water-Witch" Fly Fishing Reel,No.450,3" Dia.,Old Weber Fly Reel

Bid: $9.99
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Vintage WINCHESTER Fly Fishing Reel No.1236,Single Action,Winchester Fly Reel,VG Bid Now »

Vintage WINCHESTER Fly Fishing Reel No.1236,Single Action,Winchester Fly Reel,VG

Bid: $54.99
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$59.99
1 hr
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BT939 Vintage Shakespeare Dual Drag Fishing Reel Users Guide Buy Now »

BT939 Vintage Shakespeare Dual Drag Fishing Reel Users Guide

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Penn longbeach 65 vintage reel Buy Now »

Penn longbeach 65 vintage reel

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1970's~MITCHELL GARCIA~300A~SPIN CAST VINTAGE FISHING REEL w/ORIG. BOX & PAPERS~ Bid Now »

1970's ~ MITCHELL GARCIA ~ 300A ~ SPIN CAST VINTAGE FISHING REEL w/ORIG. BOX & PAPERS ~

Bid: $33.00
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vintage great lakes whirlaway fishing rod Buy Now »

vintage great lakes whirlaway fishing rod

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Vintage Garcia Mitchell 304 Spinning Reel Buy Now »

Vintage Garcia Mitchell 304 Spinning Reel

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1 hr
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GLADDING SOUTH BEND 135 Spinning Reel , Fishing RED COV Buy Now »

GLADDING SOUTH BEND 135 Spinning Reel , Fishing RED COV

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SHAKESPEARE CIRRUS CS-35  OPEN FACE SPINNING REEL Buy Now »

SHAKESPEARE CIRRUS CS-35 OPEN FACE SPINNING REEL

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Pflueger Reel Hang Tag Buy Now »

Pflueger Reel Hang Tag

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1 hr
18 mins

Interested in the history behind these vintage fishing reels? Check out the Fishing Reel History page of the Old Reel Collectors Association.

Extensive information on antique fishing reel collecting, including photos of old reels, historic articles on reel manufacturing, and a very informative Frequently Asked Questions section, can be found at the Antique Fishing Reels web site.

The primitive little wire basket reels that mount sideways on the rod have their own little world: Side-Mount Reels.

Learn the basic types of reels, reel parts, manufacturers, and models of vintage fishing reels at the Reel World.

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