A Sextet of Conroy & Bissett Fly Reels

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A Sextet of Conroy & Bissett Fly Reels

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The Conroy & Bissett stamping was used for only two years, 1881-1883. Pictured are 6 examples, from left to right, #3, #3 1/2, #3 1/2, #4, #5, #6. All are stamped Conroy & Bissett with the exception of the #5 which is stamped Abbey & Imbrie .

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Awesome assemblage of C&B reels there Ray. I'm sure that collection didn't come together overnight!
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They're really nice. Way to go!
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Incredible collection, Ray!

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Nice Ray! Like Jim noted that collection didn’t come easy or overnight! In the last 8-10 years I’ve started a secret fly reel collection but mostly larger pieces from #4 Fin-Nor to 1900 Leonard salmon reels...just can’t get enough. Thanks for sharing Tight Lines Nick
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Hey Ray.

Thanks for sharing that impressive group of reels.

Just having one is a challenge ...seems you have every size !

Well done.

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reelsmith. wrote: Sun Feb 26, 2023 7:46 pm Hey Ray.

Thanks for sharing that impressive group of reels.

Just having one is a challenge ...seems you have every size !

Well done.
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Thanks Dean
I wonder if Conroy & Bissett made these reels in size 2 and size 1. If anyone knows the answer, I would appreciate the information.
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Very cool and impressive suite!
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