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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:

Hardy Fibalite Spinning rod 5/6lbs 7′

Hardy Fibalite Spinning rod 5/6lbs 7′£ 140.00

Made in the mid-1970’s this brown hollow glass rod is in “as new” condition: it looks like its just come off the production line! Whipped in the traditional Hardy green, tipped red and with chrome high bell guides (clear glass lined tip eye) the 2 piece rod is its original bag and ready to fish. […]

Hardy Fred Taylor Trotter 11′ 3″

Hardy Fred Taylor Trotter 11′ 3″£ 135.00

Great brown glass fibre, 2 piece (+ detachable handle), trotting rod that was made for a single year (1973). Whipped in the traditional Hardy green with red tippings, high bell chrome guides and agatine lined butt and tip guides. The example here is in very good condition: some of the whippings have staining to them […]

Milwards Swimversa (early) 12′

Milwards Swimversa (early) 12′£ 135.00 Sold Out

One of Milwards’ most iconic rods, and featuring its famous “reverse taper” (under the handle) and “twin taper” (on the tip section) and whipped in the classic red and black jasper thread that was their trademark. This lovely 3 piece rod has the whole cane to whole cane step in the mid section that was […]