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Question Please list all fly reel brands made today in Europe

I am only aware of the new English made Hardys. Can you help me and list every fly reel that is made today in the European continent?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-29-2010, 08:57 PM
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Danielsson reels made in Sweden, Megoff reels of Ukraine
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Danielson & Vossler to name two, plus there are small scale niche manufacturers making bespoke products such as Bo Mohlin, & I'm not sure which of the ATH/ Ari T Hart ones are European made but I seem to recall one of them is at least.

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European made fly reels:

Hardy - Perfects only now made in England, all others made overseas
Danielsson - Sweden
Ari 't Hart - Holland
J W Youngs - England, but now just make centrepins
Vosseler - Germany
Imago - trout reels, Sweden
D.A.M - Germany
RST - Germany


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A few to add to the list: some of these are small, niche or custom operations to be sure. As well some of these might be designers whose product is actaully made outside Europe, or who have some (but not all) models made in Europe.

Peux (Switzerland -
Emanuelsson (Sweden -
Leicht (Germany -
Ghost (Spain -
Einarsson (Iceland -
Revenge (Italy -
Z-Reels (Germany -
Bringsen (Sweden -
Carbotec (UK -
Clan Of Sweden (
Giorgio Dallari (Italy -
Engelbrekt (Sweden -
Franolic (Germany -
Goldenwitch (Sweden - www.goldenwitch .com)
Ingvar (Sweden -
McSteen (Sweden -
Norsker (Denmark -
Nowak (Germany -
Stenzel (Germany -
VR Design (Ukarine -
Alutecnos (Italy -
J Austin Forbes (UK -
Backwinder (Norway -
Boileau (France -
Bretton (France -
Dutch Reels (Netherlands -
Goran Ehn (Sweden -
Fin (Slovenia -
Fiorini (Italy -
Gatti (Italy -
Hansen (Denmark -
Henschel (Germany -
Imago ("Made in Europe" -
Kell (UK -
Masterline (UK -
Mill Tackle (UK -
Psaros (Sweden -
Swiss Tackle (Switzerland -
Westelius ("Made in Scandinavia" -
X Lance (Spain -

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Whilst best known for the ''Perfect'' range, Hardy also make the St George & Hotspur reels in the UK.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-30-2010, 11:21 AM
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Bo Mohlin in Sweden makes superb reels, again somewhat Bogdan/Vom Hof like in appearance.

Wurm, Bavaria, Germany - made pretty exact Bogdan copies but can find no recent info. The Steelhead (= Bogdan 150M) appears to be made on CND tooling . The three or four which I have seen were absolutely exact in fit whereas the bigger reels are made individually by hand; these can vary a bit in quality of fit, but he uses a harder alloy than Bogdan and most other makers. I have one and the bright alloy is unanodised yet years of use near the sea and a quick rub with some silver polish restores it to new.




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Amazing thread; no idea there were that many European based reel manufacturers. Hell, there goes another couple of hours on the Internet.

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The return of the Reuben Heaton name to the British makers list

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