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Loomis salmon rod meets 1920's Vom Hofe reel


This was a challenging piece of work. The rod a modern G. Loomis salmon rod. The reel a near perfect collectors piece - Edward Vom Hofe 1920's salmon reel. The foot on the reel was very large by today's standard, thanks to a USA engineering company a new rosewood insert reel seat was produced to accommodate the reel. 'Tweaking' the dimensions allowed modern reels to fit the same reel seat. Now installed on the rod with the cork grips to match the original work the rod is back with the owner ready for the 2018 Scottish salmon season.