Skeletons A Collector’s Guide to Raised Pillar Fly Reels


Trade Paperback 102 Pages, 8.5″ x 5.5″, 250+ B&W Images

From ORCA’s Reel News Editor comes the most comprehensive study of Raised Pillar Fly Reels to date. Do you have Skeletons in your closet? If you are like most collectors, you have numerous Skeleton fly reels-those raised pillar fly reels commonly known as the Skeleton Reel-lying around. In this work, noted fly reel collector and ORCA’s Reel News editor Richard K. Lodge has compiled the most detailed history and collector’s guide to these hidden gems written to date.


In this book, the author covers the history of Skeleton reels, including examples from Abbey & Imbrie, AL&W, Armax, Barney & Berry, Bronson, Carlton, Shapleigh, Eckmier, Hendryx, Horrocks & Ibbotson, Kalamazoo, Kineya, Kopf, Meisselbach, Mitchell, Montague, Ocean City, Pflueger, Queen City, Shakespeare, Skilton, South Bend, Whittemore, Tokoz, Union Hardware, U.S. Net & Twine, VL&A, Weinberg, Winchester, Yale, and Generic Imported and Domestic Skeleton reels. In addition, Lodge teaches the reader valuable techniques for identifying your Skeleton, including counterbalances, spool cutouts, and knobs. So take those Skeletons out of your closet and discover a whole new world of collecting!

Additional information

Weight 13 oz
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 1 in