Kosmic - A.G. Spalding & Bros. Fly and Bait Casting Fishing Reels and Rods

Kosmic - A.G. Spalding & Bros. Fly and Bait Casting Fishing Reels and Rods

Kosmic - New York, NY

A.G. Spalding & Bros. sold fishing tackle in the 1880's. The Kosmic name is one that was first associated with fly rods sold by A.G. Spalding & Bros. They achieved a great reputation for a high quality rod. They also sold a reel made for them by Julius vom Hofe marked "KOSMIC". They sold the Kosmic rods and reels from around 1890 up until when the company ran into the effects of the depression in 1893. The company was then bought by United States Net & Twine. US Net & Twine continued to sell the KOSMIC rods and reels up until around 1898. Montague continued to use the Kosmic name on some of their reels after they bought the company.



The Kosmic Reel, NY, Circa 1904 - Montague No. 945


The Kosmic Fly Reel, NY, Circa 1904 - Montague No. 926


A.G. Spalding & Bros. July, 1882 "The American Angler" Magazine Ad


A.G. Spalding & Bros. May, 1885 "The American Angler" Magazine Ad


A.G. Spalding & Bros. June, 1885 "The American Angler" Magazine Ad


The KOSMIC Rod July, 1890 "Forest and Stream" Magazine Ad


The KOSMIC Reel May, 1891 "Forest and Stream" Magazine Ad


The KOSMIC Rod November, 1891 "Forest and Stream" Magazine Ad


The KOSMIC May, 1894 "American Field" Magazine Ad


The KOSMIC Reel May, 1895 "Forest and Stream" Magazine Ad


To see an excerpt from an article by The Museum of American Fly Fishing about the History of KOSMIC rod making, click on the link below.

Link to Article



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