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Welcome to our store!

Welcome to the home of quality vintage fishing tackle: tackle from the golden age of pleasure angling that still have much joy to give today! If sitting back under a willow, cane rod in hand and watching a beautiful handmade float sounds like the perfect afternoon to you then you are in the right place.

(If you were looking for a “guaranteed” carp bagging tactic for use on an overstocked stew-pond then you aren’t!)

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any queries or if you would like more pictures of a particular product etc. See our “Terms and Conditions” page for information regarding returns and shipping cost etc.

A word on our philosophy: we aim at The VFC to give reasonable prices – if you think a price is unreasonable then get in touch – you never know: you might convince us! In general though I think you will find our items priced considerably below other tackle dealers. To keep prices down we do all that we can – re-use packing materials, find the cheapest postage/ courier and keep overhauls of items to a minimum. We always check items for working condition, and repair any minor faults we find. items with major faults simply won’t be offered for sale (generally they are met with a shrug of the shoulders and tossed into the parts box!). We NEVER repaint items or touch up paint work on reels, and don’t cover rods in thick layers of varnish to disguise any imperfections: we believe that the battle scars that tackle has acquired become a part of it. That being said we do often offer items in unused condition, and of course these can attract premium prices as they appeal to collectors and will have cost us more to acquire.

New Products:

Early Youngs Pridex 3 1/2″ with Box

Early Youngs Pridex 3 1/2″ with Box£ 25.00

This is the earliest incarnation of this sturdy fly reel, made by Youngs between 1945-1969 (this one dating from 1945 -50). Complete with its original box (still replete with red guarantee label) the reel is in excellent working condition, retains c.85% of its original finish and even still carries some old silk line! The central […]

Vintage trout net

Vintage trout net£ 25.00

Of unknown maker, but “Made in England” according to the butt cap – this super little trout net has an iron hoop head, brass collar thread and butt cap and stepped hardwood handle with belt clip. the net is a modern knotless mesh so the net is ready to go. As always we will try […]

Hardy JJH Triumph #6 Fly Rod

Hardy JJH Triumph #6 Fly Rod£ 275.00

This lovely 2 piece fly rod dates from 1964 and measures 8′ 9″. Whipped in burgundy/claret with clear lined butt and tip eyes, snake intermediates, lovely clean trumpet shaped handle, keeper ring and alloy reel fittings (all original). The rod is lovely and straight and appears very lightly used – its bag, whilst a good […]