Hardy 'Elarex' Quadruple Multiplying Casting Reel c. 1963
A Hardy 'Elarex' Quadruple Multiplying Casting Reel dating from the year 1963. In full working order and in fine condition. It would make an ideal match with a Hardy 'L.R.H' Spinning Rod and would suit a lady or gentleman salmon angler on a spring river.
The Hardy's Anglers Guide and Catalogue for the year 1963 said of the 'Elarex', 'The 'ELAREX' reel, the result of exhaustive experiments made by the late Mr. L. R. Hardy over a number of years, is as near perfection as human brains and skill can make it, and is undoubtedly the most completely successful reel of its kind ever devised. The solid, one-piece, shock resistant frame with its accurately-located housings on the end plates protects the working parts, ensures perfect alignment of the corrosion-resisting line-spool in its bearings, and contains no screws or joints to loosen. A thumb rest on the rear of the frame facilitates ease of control when casting or braking a fish. The accurately cut helical gears of 4 to 1 ratio not only provide a high speed wind-in, but also reduce the inertia of the rotating handles when casting and give sweetly smooth silent running. The level-wind mechanism, consisting of a cast-steel pawl running on a chromium plated distributor shaft ensures level distribution of the line on the spool. The reel has recently been improved by the addition of a pair of newly designed, centrifugally operated governors which come into operation at a certain spool speed, controlling the spool until momentum of the bait ceases. Further control is provided by an optional auxiliary brake with an index calibrated for various tensions, and is intended for use under adverse conditions such as a bad wind. The reel is finished in heavy chromium plate, all joints are protected from entry of dust or water and dust-proof oiling caps are fitted.
Winfield Selection of Artificial Spinning Lures 'for Pike Fishing' c. 1977
An unused Woolworth's shop clearance item, being a Winfield Selection of Artificial Spinning Lures 'for Pike Fishing' dating to the year 1977. Includes a Yellow Phantom, a Crazy Piker, a Raparee 2 and a Spin-Fiske.