Yale King Fishing Reels

Yale Metal Products Co. King Fishing Reels

Yale Metal Products Co. - New York, NY

Yale Metal Products Co. made a high quality line of reels named the "King" reels. These were made of German silver and had a single ball bearing under the end cap to react the spool end play. Yale was a branch factory of Pequea Works in Strasburg, PA. Pequea  manufactured a wide range of fishing tackle including the Harkauf Minnows.

The YALE KING No. 88 Reel

The YALE KING No. 77 Reel

The YALE KING No. 66 Reel

An Unmarked YALE KING No. 66 Reel

YALE Catalog Cover, circa 1920



To see high quality digitized history of the Kentucky Reel on Google Books website, click on the links below.

Outing Magazine, Dr. Henshall's Evolution of the Kentucky Reel, Dec. 1900

Forrest and Stream Magazine, Interview with J. L. Sage, Jan. 1915

Forrest and Stream Magazine, Dr. Henshall's More About The Kentucky Reel, Feb. 1915

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!

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