George Snyder was a watchmaker and silversmith in Paris, KY. It is thought
that he made fishing reels between 1820 and 1840. His reels resemble in some
ways the early British reels available at the time. George Snyder reels are the
most desirable of reels for reel collectors. The only markings on the reel that
identify them as Snyder's are the initials "GS". George Snyder has been credited
with making the first American multiplying (geared) reel.
The SNYDER Reel, No. 5 Size
Three SNYDER Reels, No. 4 and 2 Sizes
A SNYDER Reel
Photos of this Snyder Reel by Ray Carver
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