C.M. Clinton Side Mount Fly Fishing Reels

C.M. Clinton Fly Fishing Reels

C.M. Clinton - Ithaca, NY

Charles Clinton patented his side-mount fly reel on Oct. 29, 1889. The reel is usually found made of nickel silver (German silver) and has an internal click. Models have been found made of aluminum and of Gold plated German silver. The design is based on Alonzo Fowler's 1872 patent for a hard rubber reel. It's a scarce and collectable fly reel.

The CLINTON Fly Reel, circa 1890

The CLINTON Gold Plated Presentation Fly Reel, circa 1901

CLINTON Reel in 1910 Abercrombie & Fitch Catalog

Clinton's 1889 Patent

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