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Early Chapmans 550 Carp rod 10′ – restored by Paul Cook

Early Chapmans 550 Carp rod 10′ – restored by Paul Cook£ 200.00 Sold Out

Chapmans rods have rightly got a bit of a reputation in recent years for the quality of their build. The 550 offered here is their 2 piece + detachable handle carp rod, 1.5lb test curve, with open bridge guides (agate lined tip and butt), brass push in ferrules and 28″ detachable cork handle. This is […]

Brady of Halesowen Fishing Bag

Brady of Halesowen Fishing Bag£ 65.00

A great vintage rubberised canvas bag from the famous Brady company (still going strong!) in “trout” size (15 x 12″ approx.). In olive hard wearing canvas, trimmed with leather, and with leather closing straps and wide webbing shoulder strap. One large rubberised main compartment and 2 large front pockets. Landing net ring to one side […]

Wheatley Silmalloy Fly Box with Leaf – 6 x 3.5″

Wheatley Silmalloy Fly Box with Leaf – 6 x 3.5″£ 32.00

A great example of this very practical fly box: with clips to take approx. 110 flies. – no dings or dents (as is all too typical with these alloy boxes). As always we will try and combine postage wherever possible – refunding any excess on receipt of your order.

Black Japanned Dry Fly box 6 x 3.5″

Black Japanned Dry Fly box 6 x 3.5″£ 50.00

An excellent quality fly box, probably retailed by Farlows (though unnamed), with 5 compartments (2 internal divisions in each) and separate cast/ tweezer/ compartment on other side. What sets this box apart is its condition – the outside is good (see photos) with very little japanning missing and inside its stunning: the best I’ve ever […]

The “Hardly Perfection” Minnow – 2′ Limited Edition

The “Hardly Perfection” Minnow – 2′ Limited Edition£ 90.00

When my friend Richard first showed me photographs of the mad project that he was undertaking I knew I had to get some for The Vintage Fishing Company! “Splendidly bonkers” as one person described them – these miniature rods measure just 24″ long and yet are as beautifully crafted as a full size rod: of […]

J Stephenson 7′ spinning rod

J Stephenson 7′ spinning rod£ 75.00 Sold Out

I came across this unexpectedly in a job lot that I purchased and fell instantly in love: its the first Stephenson rod I’ve ever seen (so something of a rarity) though their reels come up fairly frequently. Whipped in traditional burgundy throughout, with oodles of inters, and with alloy reel bands and winding check on […]

Avon Mk 7 Scales

Avon Mk 7 Scales£ 40.00

“For the dedicated fisherman” it says on the box – presumably not weighing every one of your fish but just putting them back shows a marked lack of dedication (I shall reprimand myself thoroughly). These scales were marketed through Leeda (though I believe the company that made them still exists) and are considered by many […]

Heron bite alarm (boxed)

Heron bite alarm (boxed)£ 42.00 Sold Out

Designed by the great Richard Walker, the Heron was the first widely available bite alarm – alerting anglers through the medium of a (loud!) buzzing noise and red light when the antenna that touches the line is disturbed. Still surprisingly effective despite innovations since – will thread onto any standard bank stick or suchlike (why […]

Unnamed fly box 6 x 3.5″ – with flies

Unnamed fly box 6 x 3.5″ – with flies£ 38.00

Lovely black japanned tin with cream interior – contains 24 thumb spring latch compartments with clear lids (some spring weaker than other – need lifting with thumbnail). Some ink to compartment lids from previous owners relating to contents. Contains approx. 80 small dry flies of various patterns. Some minor wear to japanning – see photos. […]

Olivers of Knebworth 10′ fly rod

Olivers of Knebworth 10′ fly rod£ 100.00

Smashing fly rod by Ted Oliver – trumpet shaped handle, rubber end button, screw up reel seat, low bridge guides throughout and whipped in a lovely golden yellow. Some of the varnish has cracked over a few whippings (see photos) but the guide as re firm and so we will infill these cracks and where […]