Abbey & Imbrie Fishing Reels

Abbey & Imbrie - New York, NY

Abbey & Imbrie reels were marked with their name after they acquired the fishing tackle business of Andrew Clerk & Co. in 1875. Andrew Clerk's name still did appear in their 1882 company letterhead, however. The Abbey & Imbrie catalogs show the company was actually established in 1820. Since they were in the general fishing tackle business, it is doubtful that they actually made their reels. Most of the reels seen in their catalogs appear to be made by Julius vom Hofe early on and later by Montague, Shakespeare, Ocean City and Bronson. They continued to sell fishing tackle up until the 1930's. Abbey & Imbrie is considered to be one of the great New York fishing tackle dealers.

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ABBEY & IMBRIE Size 5 Ball Handle Reel, Circa 1875

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The OCEAN CITY "Interocean" 6/0 Size Reel Made for ABBEY & IMBRIE


ABBEY & IMBRIE Ad in 1875 "Forest & Stream" Magazine


ABBEY & IMBRIE Ad in 1876 "Camp Life in Florida" Book

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ABBEY & IMBRIE Ads in The 1883 "The American Angler" Magazine

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ABBEY & IMBRIE 1882 Letterheads

To see the reels and lures in the 1884 Abbey & Imbrie catalog, click on the link below.

Link to 1884 Abbey & Imbrie Catalog

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