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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:

Paul Cook Rosewood line winder with Victorian style floats

Paul Cook Rosewood line winder with Victorian style floats£ 240.00

When Paul started buying up line winders a few years ago I started to wonder what he was up to: now I know! Having been given a small piece of exquisite rosewood he has used it to create a limited number of these gorgeous replica line winders. Measuring 7″ long and 5″ wide the winder […]

Paul Cook small slider float (B1)

Paul Cook small slider float (B1)£ 13.00

Paul has been playing with a new design over the past few months and finally cracked the difficult technique of getting a quill through a balsa body and then shaping the balsa to the quill’s curve. The result is a lovely new range of slider style floats in a fabulous olive green. The example here […]

Paul Cook medium slider float (M)

Paul Cook medium slider float (M)£ 15.00

Paul has been playing with a new design over the past few months and finally cracked the difficult technique of getting a quill through a balsa body and then shaping the balsa to the quill’s curve. The result is a lovely new range of slider style floats in a fabulous olive green. The example here […]