Orvis 1874 Original Trout Fly Reel

For sale here is a scarce original C. F. Orvis 1874 Trout Reel. The markings read "C.F. Orvis, Maker - Patented - Manchester, VT". With 2 7/8" diameter side plates and strong and even working click, this is a great chance to own an American classic trout reel. The nickel plated finish has worn, revealing a fairly consistent brass finish.