On this page I sell special fly fishing related collectables like; Rods, reels, books, knives, pins, etc. If you would like to buy an item, please send me an e-mail with the item number you would like to buy and your location (so I can calculate the postage costs): erik@fishingwildplaces.com and I will get back to you within a couple of days. It is possible to pay through Paypal (incl. credit card) or bank transfer.

Erik van den BergThe Netherlands / Sweden



Hardy Gem Smuggler 7’9″ / 236cm #4
€ 320.- Item nr. 2017003

An excellent House of Hardy allround trout rod with smooth medium flex action for a #4-5 line. 5 pieces so very handy for traveling. You can put this rod in your hand lugage.

In very good condition as it has only been lightly used and very well looked after, Fuji guide ring with snake rings throughout with matching green silk whippings. Beautiful details and proper graphite ferrules. Complete with its original Hardy protective tube and cloth bag which are also in very good condition.

By the way; it matches perfectly with the Hardy Angel Reel below 🙂

Hardy Angel #4/5 in very good condition (Made in England)
€ 295.-
Item nr. 2017002

A very special Hardy reel with great looks. Designed by Dutch Artist and reel designer, Ari T Hart. This one has serial nr. A15760 and is including warranty card and original reel pouch. Slight signs of usage but in very good condition. It can easily be changed from Left Hand to Right hand wind. It is perfect for a #4 or #5 fly line with plenty of backing. Semi-large arbor. Very smooth and adjustable drag system. It’s a well sought after reel.
This is an early model, still made in England and not Korea.

ATH Traun Gold/Black Left Hand Wind in very good condition (SOLD)

€ 350.- Item nr. 2017004

ATH Traun reel

A lovely ATH Traun (F1) in Gold/Black Left Hand Wind. This model is designed to hold a # 2-3-4 line with some backing.

This is a very much sought after reel by Dutch reel designer Ari ‘t Hart. Excellent design and engineering. Condition is excellent with minimum evidence of fishing use. It comes with its original black leather reel pouch. (It was traded in on a Mohlin reel.)
Price is excluding shipping costs.

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For contact: erik@fishingwildplaces.com

Sharpes of Aberdeen “The Gordon” 3 1/2 W (About 1970) In good condition.

€ 95.- Item nr. 2017006

The Gordon


You don’t see many of those still with the brass screw to fasten the spool. It’s my estimate this particular one is made around 1968. In good condition. The reel foot has some wear on it, as shown in the photograph. It is a wide reel, suitable for #8-9 line with plenty of backing. Nice!

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For contact: erik@fishingwildplaces.com