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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:

Leather Hook Wallet

Leather Hook Wallet£ 15.00

By popular demand we have added this hook wallet to our catalogue – made to match the float wallets on the site and proudly bearing the VFC initials. With a foam insert and pocket this little wallet will hold all the hooks you need for a day and loos great too. measures approx. 3.5 x … [View Details]

Farlow Python 4″ Narrow Drum Reel

Farlow Python 4″ Narrow Drum Reel£ 65.00

In its original card box (writing to lid from previous owner, seams repaired) this is a solidly built reel by Farlows, loaded with a sliding tension adjuster. Nickel line guard with “Holdfast” logo, reel retaining most (90%+) of its enamel finish (lost in usual places – rims etc. A great reel for the serious salmon … [View Details]

Farlow Serpent 4″

Farlow Serpent 4″£ 40.00

A great vintage reel from this famous London maker – perfect for the trout/ salmon fisherman setting up an old carbon or cane outfit. With triple perforated front, constant check (duplicated) and nickel line guard this is a robust no-nonsense reel. The reel is in great mechanical condition and retains most (85%+) of its original … [View Details]