The Illingworth No.1 casting reel of 1905 

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A revolution for the coarse angler. Patented in 1905 under number 9388, it’s the iconic threadline reel for any specialist collector. With the exception of the Malloch side casting reels which were really for spinning, the Illingworth No.1 changed light line fishing forever. Alfred Holden Illingworth, an ex-Naval officer, designed a series of 6 reels, [...]
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