Vom Hofe, Edward - Model 423 Restigouche 6/0 Fly Reel

For sale here is a second-version Edward Vom Hofe Model 423 "Restigouche" Salmon fly reel in very good overall condition. Size 6/0 - 4 1/4" diameter. This reel carries the Sep 2, 1879 patent on the drag adjustment disc under the handle, as well as the Jan 23, 1883 patent mark for the sliding click drag. German silver safety bands and pair of roller bars. The reel has a strong adjustable drag and click. The seven detent arrowhead pointer drag feature with red dot indicators originated circa 1907. The reel foot is full length and not filed. Includes a 6/0 marking on it but no serial number. Serial numbers were applied to the feet starting in 1908. There is one ding in the german silver rim on the winding plate side of the reel and there is a very shallow crack in the ebonite leading from this ding to the recess where the drag plate lies. I've photographed this for all to see here. This does not in any way represent a mechanical issue with the reel, simply a cosmetic one. The reel comes with the original EVH marked leather case, albeit in poor condition.

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