Julius vom Hofe has always been overshadowed by his younger brother Edward vom Hofe. Yet he produced fine quality fishing reels from 1860, when he went into partnership with his father as Frederick vom Hofe & Son, up to 1882, when he struck out on his own, up to his passing in 1907. Taking over the reins, Julius vom Hofe, Jr. continued the tradition of excellence until his passing in 1939. Over the span of 57 years, the firm produced quality fishing reels from $1.00 to $50.00 and everything in between. All of these reels were sold wholesale by a wide variety of retailers and trade houses.
This book is ideal for collectors, dealers, and anyone interested in fishing reels and fishing history. Julus vom Hofe reels are among the best bargains out there, and offer collectors a wide variety of options, ranging from common $20 models to the $26,200 Julius vom Hofe fly reel pictured on the back cover of the book that sold at Lang’s Auctions in 2006.