Fox fishing reels

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Fox fishing reels

Postby Mills » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:43 pm

What can the group tell me about Fox fishing reels? They appear related to Fox guns or at least were made in Philly
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Re: Fox fishing reels

Postby OH Osthaus » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:15 am

made by AH Fox, they do not seem to command much in the way of value.

but i have had one on a shelf for decades just because its a Fox product


a web search found this
"In 1927, when the Godshalks owned the A H Fox Co, they bought out The John Lauterbach Co.,maker of fishing reels and stamped them " A H fox Co""
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Re: Fox fishing reels

Postby Mills » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:47 am

I have had one and just ordered two more. Did not pay much for them. Should be fun to fish with them when turkey season ends
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Re: Fox fishing reels

Postby Fin2Feather » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:19 am

An old friend found mine for me; it makes a great paperweight :wink: !
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Re: Fox fishing reels

Postby Researcher » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:41 am

It seems that far and away the biggest survivor in the Fox reel line is the 250 yd Free Spool, both with the A.H. Fox Gun Co. name or the Fox Co. name on the base.

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Some pages from my photocopy of the only catalog
I've seen.

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Fox reels seem to be worth a lot more at a gun show than they are on ebay or in vintage tackle shops.
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Re: Fox fishing reels

Postby Mills » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:45 am

Thanks Dave! I was just wondering where I could find some advertising material. I see they had a fly reel. That would be cool to have.
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Re: Fox fishing reels

Postby MARSHFELLOW » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:23 am

Thanks Dave, for 40+ years I never knew there was any other version other than the big ones.
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Re: Fox fishing reels

Postby loggy » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:17 pm

Here is a model 30L and what remains of the box. It is a small reel with Fox Phila Pa in the Bakelite near the handle.
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Re: Fox fishing reels

Postby loggy » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:20 pm

Sorry, I don’t know how to rote the photo on the post. It was correct when I sent it. John
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Re: Fox fishing reels

Postby MARSHFELLOW » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:20 pm

.…… nice John, I've never seen a reel box.
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Re: Fox fishing reels

Postby jolly bill » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:28 pm

Nice reel and box John.

Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Fox fishing reels

Postby loggy » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:18 am

Tom,
it’s hard to find something you haven’t seen before.
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Re: Fox fishing reels

Postby Foxnut » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:48 pm

I’d love to find one of the 200 yard trolling reels!!
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Re: Fox fishing reels

Postby Researcher » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:42 am

Here is one on ebay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-A-H-Fo ... SwyEdbxVj9

but priced much higher than I'd ever pay.
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Re: Fox fishing reels

Postby Mills » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:01 am

I just got one like it and paid about $20 for it
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