Arthur A.L. Walker Fly & Salmon Fishing Reels

Arthur A.L. Walker Fly & Salmon Fishing Reels

Arthur L. Walker - Hempstead, NY

Arthur L. Walker was born in New York in 1897. He was a machinist by trade and an outdoorsman. He started out making salmon reels in the 1950's. They were made of German silver and hard rubber. The first models were sold by William Mills & Son sporting goods store in New York and were offered in sizes 1/0 through 6/0. They came in either single action or multiplying action with model numbers 100 and 200, respectively. Arthur died in New York in December, 1976.

Arthur's son Archibald (Archie) Lawson Walker was born in New York in 1934. His father made him a partner and the company name was "Arthur L. Walker & Son, Inc." In the 1970's, Arthur turned over the reel making to Archie. Archie's reels are typically made of aluminum and Bakelite rather than German silver and hard rubber. Arthur never patented his unique reel design, but Archie did in 1972. The patent for a fly reel was granted on October 10, 1972. At this time Archie was living in Uniondale, NY which is less than two miles from Hempstead, NY. Archie later sold his reels out of Farmingdale, NY and Plainview, NY, both of which are close to Uniondale, NY. Archie died in New York in July, 1994.



The WALKER Fly and Salmon Reels

The WALKER Fly and Salmon Reels


The WALKER Salmon Reel

The WALKER Salmon Reel


The WALKER "Fairie" and "Club" Fly Reels

The WALKER "Fairie" and "Club" Fly Reels


Excerpt from 1940 New York Census showing ARTHUR WALKER, his Wife MARGARET and Son ARCHIE


ARTHUR L. WALKER Salmon Reels in the 1954 William Mills & Son Catalog


ARTHUR L. WALKER Salmon Reels in the 1958 William Mills & Son Catalog


ARTHUR L. WALKER Salmon Reels in the 1960 William Mills & Son Catalog


The ARCHIE L. WALKER 1972 Patent

The ARCHIE L. WALKER 1972 Patent


ARTHUR L. WALKER & SON Fly Reel Catalog Page


ARCHIE L. WALKER Fly Reel Catalog

ARCHIE L. WALKER Fly Reel Catalog



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