I Collect, Buy and Sell Antique, Vintage and Classic Fishing Tackle


At Still Fishing our website is about collecting old tackle.

I have been collecting and appraising tackle for over 20 years with a particular interest in brass reels, Aerial reels and anything made by Hardy.

If you have any pre 1960’s tacke that you wish to sell or trade please contact us.

I always have reels available for trade or sale, let me know what you’re looking for.

Specifically required and paying top prices for the following;

All HARDY tackle pre 1960’s, I can generally match or exceed achieved auction prices for most of the scarce or rare Hardy fly reels in top condition such as:

  • Hardy all brass Perfects, 1st model, transitionals, brass face Perfects (usually with rod in hand trademark)
  • Special order uncatalogued reels, esp Perfect variants
  • Other models like; Barton, Bougle, Cascapedia, St. Georges (esp red agate line guard models), Fortuna fly, Davy, Hercules, Birmingham style, Field, Auxillary brake models, Tournament fly or casting
  • All other older Hardy reels; Silex, Jock Scott, Fortuna, Zane Grey, Alma, Pomeroy, White Wickham, Longstone, Silex multipliers, Silex Rex etc etc

Of special interest also:

  • Allcock Aerial reels, Illingworth casting reels, Chippendale by Miller of Leeds both multiplying or single action, Anything by Percy Wadham or Slater of Newark
  • Older brass reels named or unamed including clamp or spike fitting winches
  • Ancient brass by Ustonson, Barth, Herro, Higginbotham, Aldred, Alfred, Blacker, Dann,  Evatt, J.K.Farlow, Kirby, Little, Tanner and lots more
  • Any tackle from exhibition or presentation, such as 1851 Great Exhibition, 1883 Fisheries Exhibition, including silver or silver plated reels/rods
  • Old lures and baits, especially anything by GREGORY such as Cleopatra, Wheeldon, Acme, Buckingham, Paragon, Windsor Bee, Maybug, Gresham, Colorado etc
  • Old gut eye salmon flies
  • Fly cabinets such as Unique and Roxborough by Hardys
  • Carved painted fish from the Fochabers studio , Hardy , Farlow and Malloch
  • Cased fish by Cooper, Homer, Malloch and others
  • Anything old of quality


I look forward to hearing from you!


Roger Still, tackle appraiser


01359 234 440

07860 313 646

For international callers:

+441359 234 440

+447860 313 646