Arthur Kovalovsky Reels and Rods
The Arthur Kovalovsky Reels and Rods, Hollywood, CA
Arthur Kovalovsky started making reels and rods in 1928. This was called his Standard Model
and it was made up until when World War II stopped his producion in 1941. In 1945 he resumed reel
making and did so up until his death in 1958 at the age of 77.
The Standard Model incorporated his May 15, 1934 patent for a drag mechanism. The
drag resembles a car break shoe design and is housed in the crank handle. Standard Model Type
I reels are similar to that shown in his first patent. The Type II Standard Model was introduced in
1945 and sold until 1958. All Kovalovsky reels and rods are collectable.
The Kovalovsky Surf Rod
For any questions about antique fishing reels, lures or tackle, please feel
free to Email or Call me. I always like to talk about old tackle.
P.O. Box 420703
Kissimmee, FL 34742-0703
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