Ron Kusse Fly Reels

Ron Kusse Fly Reels


Ron Kusse, Washingtonville, NY

Ron Kusse was Vice President of the H.L. Leonard Rod Company from 1972 to 1981. After he left Leonard, he began making fly rods under his own name. He made high quality fly rods up until his death on March 6, 2016.

In the early 2000's, Ron decided that he needed a line of quality fly reels to go along with his fly rods. Having worked for Leonard, he knew of their quality reel models that were made in the past that would complement his rods. They are the German silver and bronze bi-metal and the William Mills & Son model No. 44 and No. 50 reels. Kineya and Alchemy of Kyoto, Japan made these 3 reel models for Ron. The reels are marked "The Leonard Mills Reel" and "Ron Kusse, Maker." Later, reels were made for him in the USA and so marked.




The KINEYA Fly Reels made for Ron Kusse


The KINEYA Fly Reel made for Ron Kusse


The KINEYA Fly Reel Sizes made for Ron Kusse


The KINEYA Model 50 Fly Reel made for Ron Kusse


The RON KUSSE Lapel Pin



For any questions about vintage antique fishing reels, lures or tackle, please feel free to Email or Call me. I always like to talk about old tackle.

Remember, I'm always buying old vintage fishing lures and reels!

Email me at: ron@luresnreels.com or Call or Text me at: 407-496-7940

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Ron Gast

Orlando, FL

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