Frank Perez Fishing Reels

Frank Perez Fishing Reels

Frank Perez - Brooklyn and Great Neck, NY

Frank Perez was born in Cuba in 1879. He first made surf casting reels in Brooklyn, NY and later in Great Neck, NY. His reel design was developed using the concepts he learned from E. Holzmann. Perez reels contain Holzmann features including a screw-off head plate and a thumb operated free-spool lever. The first Perez reels were not marked with his name and closely resemble the Holzmann "Surf King." The transition reels also have spools with stepped ends like a Holzmann reel. The Perez No. 1 is marked and has two additional pillars and smooth spool ends.

The Unmarked HOLZMANN/PEREZ Transition Reel

The PEREZ No.1 Reel and Box

The PEREZ No.1 Reel Box Inserts

The PEREZ No.1 Reel Box Inserts

The PEREZ No.1 Reel

HOLZMANN/PEREZ Transition Reel and PEREZ No. 1 Comparison

To see a 1949 magazine article about Frank Perez, click on the link below.

Link to Frank Perez Article

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