Classic or Vintage Canadian Made Fly Reels? - Spey Pages
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-03-2012, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
BCBound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: New Westminster, British Columbia
Posts: 1,602
Classic or Vintage Canadian Made Fly Reels?

Hello everyone,

I've been searching the internet, and having some difficulty finding any answers. I'm sure it's opperator error, but can anyone give me a hand here?

I'm looking for names of classic or vintage Canadian made fly reels. I'm not ready to make any purchases yet but would like to start researching a reel to go along with a light weight switch that I'm trying to convince my wife I need.

Any help would be greatly appreicated.
BCBound is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-03-2012, 09:18 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ontario
Posts: 293
Two fly reel manufactures in Canada that come to mind are Maurice Noel and Islander. One of these days i hope to own a M.Noel
speyhurricane is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-03-2012, 09:18 PM
Super Moderator
 
GR8LAKES FLYER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: All Rivers flowing into Georgian Bay
Posts: 6,658
Send a message via Yahoo to GR8LAKES FLYER Send a message via Skype™ to GR8LAKES FLYER
Noel






Mike

Have you Swung a Spey Fly today ??
GR8LAKES FLYER is offline  
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-03-2012, 09:23 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Earth, Sol System
Posts: 260
Do you want a modern reel with a classic look or only old stuff?

For the former, look at Stamp River Reels. His trout reel is good for short rods.

For the latter, look at Thomas Cemm's stuff.
JetB is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-03-2012, 09:25 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Earth, Sol System
Posts: 260
Quote:
Originally Posted by speyhurricane View Post
Two fly reel manufactures in Canada that come to mind are Maurice Noel and Islander.
I really like Islander reels but there is nothing classic about them in my mind.
JetB is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-03-2012, 09:27 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: BC Coast
Posts: 883
Find yourself a nice old Thomas Cemm, Vancouver Bench made reels, mostly fashioned after Hardy reels. Vintage and Canadian... and they do come up for sale every once in a while too.

http://66.51.163.9/fishing/collectio...m%2C%20Thomas&

Cheers.
James
CaneCaster is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-03-2012, 09:40 PM
Registered User
 
wharfrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: van isle
Posts: 468
If you can wait till fall. Islander is coming out with a classic looking Spey reel!!!! Not ready till fall though. Just got an email from them on update.
wharfrat is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-03-2012, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
BCBound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: New Westminster, British Columbia
Posts: 1,602
Quote:
Originally Posted by JetB View Post
Do you want a modern reel with a classic look or only old stuff?
I'm hoping to find some older stuff. Something with a bit of history and experience.

I've had a look at the Islander Reels, and they are nice no doubt about it.

Thanks everyeone for the quick responses.

Where do you feel, besides these forums, are good places to look for these types of reels?
BCBound is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 12:53 AM
Registered User
 
wharfrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: van isle
Posts: 468
I got a sweet hardy st Aidan awhile back on Craigslist Vancouver. Balances a switch and my 12' 6 weight if I need to. Love it
wharfrat is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 02:45 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Nova Scotia, PQ, Labrador
Posts: 206
Noel

One of the members has a nice Noel listed in the classifieds...
Chris Chisholm is offline  
post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-05-2012, 04:13 PM
Registered User
 
colchilibeck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: B.C.
Posts: 168
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris Chisholm View Post
One of the members has a nice Noel listed in the classifieds...
I wish I had $1500 for a reel like that! Maybe I should go buy some lottery tickets.
colchilibeck is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Spey Pages forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lets see your vintage fly reels Speyco Tackle 73 07-09-2013 09:51 AM
Proper Storage of Fly Reels, especially vintage ones... wrx_canoe Tackle 2 10-08-2010 09:51 AM
British fly reels made by j.w.youngs gerry atric Spey Classifieds 0 02-10-2010 03:37 PM
Are there still any English made fly reels? tmd Tackle 3 07-27-2009 04:56 AM
Gold Orvis SSS Fly reels Made in Argentina beer0105 General 0 12-15-2004 09:01 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome