The AJP Deluxe (Bird Cage Edition)

I am selling this set of 3 matching reels on behalf of my good friend Alden (AJP). The reels are totally unique having an internal brass caged line guard built into the backing plate so the guard is level with the front batting rim.

The reels are also unique because they are in 3 3/4″ diameter with 3 different spool widths of 5/8″, 3/4″ and 7/8″. The reels have never been used and are in as new condition, in-fact they still have the same reel grease that I applied ten years ago when they were made.

They come with their original certificates numbered 1, 2 and 3 made out to Alden in 2010 and the original cloth bags. These reels will stay a complete 3 of 3 and never to be made again. They are not available to purchase individually.


The 3 AJP Deluxe Bird Cage Edition reels are built to the following specifications and variations:

REEL SIZES: All 3 reels are 3 3/4″ diameter
SPOOL WIDTHS: 5/8″ & 3/4″ & 7/8″
LINE GUARD: Brass caged
RATCHET: Button check
HAND: Left hand wind

All 3 reels are supplied with their original heavy cotton embroidered draw-cord pouch and dropper bottle of Chris Lythe reel oil.


These AJP Deluxe reels are a limited edition set of 3 reel and no longer in production by Chris Lythe Centre Pins.

£ 4500 // SOLD OUT

If you would like to register your interest for these very special, unique reels, please get in touch with Chris.


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