Monday 22 October 2012

South Coast Special

Bought at Spitalfields on Thursday from a passing gentleman with a rucksack containing a number of British made reels still in their original boxes a Grice & Young Orlando Supreme Sea Reel.  In the decade known as the sixties you would have been able to have ordered this reel by using the telephone at the bar (with the permission of the publican) to dial Christchurch 636 where a 'maker of quality fishing reels' would have taken your order.  Once in your possession of the reel you could have fished from the beach for conger eel or bass without fear of a birds nest or over-run.