Heritage Vom Hofe Style Trout Fly Reel (made by Ross Reels)

For sale here is an extremely scarce "Heritage" Edward Vom Hofe style fly reel, constructed of german silver and delrin side plates. This reel is serial #10 of 27 reels, produced by Ross Hauck of Ross Reels. Ross was commissioned by Len Codella of Heritage Sporting Collectibles to make this limited edition run of reels in 1992. I've included a photo of the 1999 listing from when my customer acquired this reel.

The reel features a seven-position drag setting mechanism on the tail plate, a sliding click switch, two roller pillars, and a sliding oil cap marked "Heritage No.10 E. Vom Hofe". Comes housed in a finely crafted leather reel case.

The reel has a 2 7/8" diameter and 1" wide spool, making it roughly equivalent to a Vom Hofe Perfection size 1 (diameter-wise) with a spool that is less dished than the Vom Hofe reels, resulting in a bit more line capacity. It is a direct drive reel. All things considered, the design ended up being a very nice balance between the Perfection and Restigouche models. It weighs 6.4 oz. Actual line capacity follows:

DT4+90 / DT5+50 / DT6+20
WF4+120 / WF5+80 / WF6+50

Like-new condition. Left hand retrieve (one of only 10 made!)

Don't miss out on this one!