Fishing Gazette brass Salmon Winch 4 inch rare collectors reel c 1890


Fishing Gazette brass salmon size winch dating c 1885 standing over 5″ tall

R B Marston of the Fishing gazette designed and popularized this winch the unusual foot blade fitting

this allows the reel to be fitted tight against the rod handle not allowing any line to trap or snag
A rare Fishing Gazette brass salmon size winch, the 4 inch drum set with a pear shaped cage,

multiple perforated winding plate, drum and cage,  additional holes have been added in the past

dome horn handle, bridge foot, rear sliding optional check button, ratchet check clicker

Some additional perforations to rear plate, a very rarely seen model in this huge size

circa 1885