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Side-Mount Reels

Side-Mount Reels

Jim Schottenham's extraordinarily in-depth look at antique side-mount fishing reels, with a special focus on the work of reel maker William Billinghurst. Other inventors/makers featured include Abraham Coates, Anson Hatch, Alonzo Fowler, Charles Clinton, Andrew B. Hendryx, and more. The site also includes pages on Indiana-style reels and Side-Mount ephemera. Highlights of this site include the reference information on each maker, and many dozens (hundreds?) of beautiful, high-resolution photos of antique reels.

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