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Allcocks Vintage Fishing Reels

The type of vintage fishing reel you buy will depend first and foremost on whether you plan to have it on display as part of a collection or whether you want a reel that you can actually fish with.

From a renowned British company who have focused on creating the highest quality equipment and accessories for fishing and hunting, Allcocks vintage fishing reels offer a great choice for anyone looking for a unique and well made reel.

Buying vintage is a sure fire way to invest in a piece of quality fishing kit with historical significance. As well as being a great addition to any collection of fishing tackle , a vintage find will often allow you to pick up items from brands such as Allcocks at lower than usual prices, offering great value for money. Savvy anglers will often invest in vintage equipment that won't be affected by age if well looked after as they often feature high quality craftsmanship.

The Allcocks vintage fishing reel range

The range of Allcocks fishing reels is extensive and includes a wide selection of reels that are suited for everything from fly fishing through to sea fishing and just about everything in between. Some date back as far as the early 20th century and feature materials like walnut and brass whilst others are a more modern vintage in materials like chrome and Bakelite.

There are four main types of fishing reels to choose from. Many Allcocks vintage reels are centrepin varieties which are known for their longevity due to the fact they release the line at the same speed as the current. Other choices include closed face, free spool and fixed spool reels and your preference will often depend on what type of fishing you plan to do. For example, fixed spool reels are good all round reels that tend to offer value for money whilst free spools are normally more suitable for catching larger fish.

It's necessary to look at the bearings and drag systems in your Allcocks fishing reel of choice. Casual fishermen will usually prefer rear drag wheels whilst front drag wheels are normally considered high performance and are popular with professional anglers. The more bearings the reel has the better it is generally seen as being, due to bearings helping with longevity. Finally, many people also have a preference on handle type so take a look at the handle to ensure it's one that you will like and find easy to use.

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