The D K Trotter No4

The D K Trotter No4  is a custom build made for Duncan and based upon the Scotton Long Trotter pattern which I was also designing and prototyping at the time. The reel is 4 1/2″ diameter x 1″ wide and comes with two identical spools which both have the over size line lays fitted to combat the strong flow of the Border rivers.

The reel has my own design cam check ratchet with turn button small lever on the back plate in left hand wind. I’ve only made a few reels with this check and its rarity also makes it very desirable. The reel is used but brilliant condition, I’ve given the reel and spare spool a full clean and service so they ready to go.


This Match Aerial centrepin reel was built to the following specifications:

REEL SIZES: 4 1/2″ diameter
RATCHET: Turn button cam check
HAND: Left hand wind

The reel is supplied with 2 original heavy cotton embroidered draw-cord pouch and dropper bottle of Chris Lythe reel oil.


The D K Trotter No4 centrepin reels are is no longer in production by Chris Lythe Centre Pins.

£ 1500 // SOLD OUT

If you would like to register your interest for this very special, rare reel, please get in touch with Chris.


Fishing with Chris, down by the river, lake or pool…