Classic Vintage Fishing Tackle

Vintage Fishing Tackle & Collectable Angling Items





The House of Hardy Catalogue for 1970 - 44 pages of rods, reels, flies and accessories. Catalogue is in excellent condition, complete with Rare wholesale price list which also shows the retail prices

Ref  CB 001




The House of Hardy Catalogue for 1966 - 122 pages of rods, reels, flies, accessories and information on all aspects of fishing, catalogue is in very good condition complete with retail price list.

Ref  CB 002




Hardy Fishing Tackle Guide / Catalogue for 1982 - 79 pages of rods, reels, flies, accessories and clothing. Catalogue is in very good condition (small crease on front cover) complete with retail price list.

Ref  CB 003




Hardy Fishing Tackle Guide for 1983 - 95 pages of rods, reels, flies, accessories and outdoor clothing. Catalogue is in very good condition and comes with retail price list.

Ref  CB 004




Allcock Anglers Guide / catalogue for 1968 - 224 pages in outstanding condition.

Ref  CB 005




Fosters of Ashbourne fishing tackle catalogue C.1930s - 114 pages, some wear to the spine, internally in good condition showing Fosters fly rods + reels manufactured by J.W. Young, Dingley, Illingworth etc. Fly boxes by Wheatley, flies, lures and accessories.

Ref  CB 006



Fishing Tackle Of Yesterday by Jamie Maxtone Graham - Unread copy of probably the best " all round " book concerning all aspects of Vintage Tackle with an emphasis on Hardy`s of Alnwick, 219 pages with many illustrations and catalogue extracts.

Ref  CB 007



Understanding Threadlines - A Collectors Guide To The Early Fixed Spool Fishing Reels by John Stephenson, First printing 1992 Limited Edition No. 64/100.  First page inscribed To Barrie Best Wishes and signed by the author. With 231 pages the book is in excellent condition and covers reels by Illingworth, Chippindale, Farshure, Stanley, Hardy Bros. etc.

Ref  CB 008




Mitchell  "Birth Of A Legend" A Collectors Guide By B.R. Frewing, Authorised 2005 limited edition reprint. A5 booklet + loose inserts detailing the history of Caparno & Pons & Mitchell reels.

Ref  CB 009




Abu Tight Lines Catalogue 1959 - 95 pages of early Abu tackle, some wear to front cover + staples a little rusty otherwise good.

Ref  CB 011

£ Sold



The Best Of Hardy`s Anglers Guides By Jamie Maxtone Graham - Published in 1982, 207 pages of Hardy rods, reels, lures and accesories. Book is in good used condition.

Ref  CB 013




To Catch A Fisherman By Jamie Maxtone Graham - Published in 1984 A century of piscatorial inventions 275 pages of patent applications for all types of fishing tackle. Previous owners name (quite a well known and respected fisherman and tournament caster) pencilled on 3rd page & fitted with a plastic protective cover.

Ref  CB 014

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Fishing Tackle The Ultimate Collectors Guide by Graham Turner - Published in 2009, 732 pages fully illustrated in colour and signed by the author, Chapters include

1. Earliest tackle in Britain

2. Pioneer makers of the 17th / 18th century

3. The Ustonson dynasty 1760,s - 1855

4. Development of tackle

5. List of London makers

6. S. Allcock & company

7. Charles Farlow & co ltd

8. Sidecasters & threadline reels

9. Familiar names & Scottish makers

10. Hardy bros

11. Hardy bros tournament reels & tackle

12. American tackle makers

13. British artificial baits

14. Wyers Freres, Redditch

A must read for all tackle collectors.

Ref  CB 015

£ Sold



D is For Dingley

The Master Reelmaker


Patrick Garner & Brian Taylor

Soft back edition - 150 pages showing many rare Walter Dingley reels

Ref CB 016

£ Sold







An Irresistible Collection

Of Hardy Fishing Tackle


Keith Harwood, Andrew Herd & David Stanley

Hardback book - 128 pages detailing rare and not so rare Hardy accessories and gadgets.

Ref  CB 017

£ Sold