How to find Reel Prices
get a huge amount of email asking about specific reels and their
value. I do not mind answering questions about grampa's reel that has become a family heirloom, or a mantle
decoration. I am happy to help. However, I do get a bit tired of answering
value questions for flea market dealers, or people who want to post a reel
on eBay. I have found two reliable methods for securing the price of an old
fishing reel, or even one that's not so old.
The most accurate method of securing a price for your reel (and it's
free) is to search the reel on eBay Auction. You can search active auctions,
where you won't learn the final sale price, but might learn something about
your reel; or you can check the prices realized of the completed auctions.
eBay's search is more complete in the active auctions because it will search
both the title and text of the description (if you click on the search
description checkbox). The completed auction search only checks the title of
If you have a Pflueger Summit #1993L, you might first want to type in the
complete description Pflueger Summit 1993 into the search. If you
find that is too restrictive type in Pflueger Summit and see what
happens. If you have a couple of Pflueger reels, just type in Pflueger
reel and you'll probably get 100 or more responses. It's fun to
do, and you might learn something on your own - without having someone do
your work for you.
Just follow this link:
There is one other source of information about reel prices that is a
valuable aid if you have many fishing reels, or plan to collect reels.
This is Stu Lawson's book, Lawson's Price Guide to Old Fishing Reels.
It lists prices on over 11,000 fishing reels. (many are more than one
listing for the same reel - there are not 11,000 reels listed). You can read
an ad for this book and how to purchase it at this link.