Canadian Reel Makers

Canadian Reel Makers

This list of Canadian reel makers was consolidated by ORCA member Paul Manuel from sources including Ontario lures by Patrick Daradick, Canadian Lures by John Workman (currently offline), The Granville Island Sport Fishing Museum (Museum closed but reel info is still online), the Old Reel Collectors Association website – (Register to access the online site and search through “Reel Talk” for Canadian Reels) along with his own primary research. Additionally, there were some major reel distributors in Canada including Allcock, Laight & Westwood. A selection of Canadian made and marked reel pictures are available here:

  Company Province
1 Allcock, Laight, & Westwood Ontario
2 Arsenault, Alyre New Brunswick
3 Auger, Graham British Columbia
4 Bata Reel Company Ontario
5 Bicycle Sales Co. Manitoba
6 Branson Mfg. Co. Ontario
7 Brenco Ontario
8 Bryson Ontario
9 Canada Needle And Fishing Tackle Co. Ontario
10 Canadian Bait Manufacturing Co. Manitoba
11 Cemm, Thomas British Columbia
12 Clough Ontario
13 Coates Aircraft British Columbia
14 Coulson British Columbia
15 Eckmier Ontario
16 Engineering Products Of Canada Ltd. Quebec
17 Fraser Co. Quebec
18 Gatley, CM British Columbia
19 Gibbs British Columbia
20 Gibson Ontario
21 Great Lakes Ontario
22 Heard & Wilson British Columbia
23 Horrocks-Ibbotson Co. Ltd Ontario
24 Hudson Quebec?
25 Inglis Canada Ontario
26 Islander British Columbia
27 John Milner Reels British Columbia
28 Keates Kaster Company Ontario
29 Lawson Machine Works Quebec
30 LSD Sunshine Reels Ontario
31 Lucky Strike Reel Ontario
32 Lupkoski, N British Columbia
33 M & G Quebec
34 M.E.W. ?
35 Major Mfg Quebec
36 McDonald, Norm British Columbia
37 Milner, John British Columbia
38 Old Tossy Products ?
39 Peck, Ted British Columbia
40 Peetz British Columbia
41 R&W Kerr Quebec
42 Raymond Brothers Ontario
43 Riverkeeper Customer Float Reels ?
44 RSG Custom Reels ?
45 Rudal ?
46 Sands Ontario
47 Shakespeare/Inglis Ontario
48 Spahr, John ?
49 Stack, Karl British Columbia
50 Sunini, Robert British Columbia
51 Tamco Reel Ontario
52 Taylor, Alan ?
53 Tugg & Mason Limited Ontario
54 VPW Co. Ltd Quebec
55 W. R. Murphy Mfg Co Ontario
56 W.A. McElroy & Co Ontario

List updated Sept 11, 2018.