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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 LRH 9′ 6″ Rod

Hardy LRH 9′ 6″ Rod£ 175.00

This 2 piece rod is whipped in green, tipped red with no inters – copper whipped butt guide and ferrules (as it should be!), correct alloy stopper, original bag. 27″ cork handle with light alloy screw winch fitting – agate intermediate guides. This rod is in superb condition – the word “mint” is far too […]

Hardy No. 1 Wallis Rod – 11′ 6″

Hardy No. 1 Wallis Rod – 11′ 6″£ 280.00

3 piece rod with whole cane butt and mid sections and fine split cane roach tip, bronzed reel rings, wood turned ferrule stoppers (one chipped), correct turned wooden button, correct clear lined butt and tip eyes – high bells otherwise. Whipped in green. 13″ cork handle with correct fixed reel seat and fitted (unnamed) rod […]

Wood and Alloy 3.75″ Centrepin

Wood and Alloy 3.75″ Centrepin£ 50.00 Sold Out

This delightful little pin is unnamed – though is clearly of high quality and bears a “Made in England” stamp. With marble effect Bakelite handles, unusual pierced brass foot and alloy back the reel spins really well and would make a great trotting reel even without a check system. As always we will try and […]