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Some Old British Reels

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A tiny, single-action reel. The tailcap unscrews to expose the click.

An early nineteenth-century multiplier.

A tiny, single-action reel with a rod-clamping ring.

An old multiplier with a frame fastened together with wire pins.

A single-action Haywood reel with a "stop" that slides out to lock the crank in position.

A single-action Haywood reel. The arrow shows the leather lining that protects the rod.

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