The Scotton Trotter centrepin reel

This reel has been designed for long trotting and is perfect for Grayling. It is patterned on the 1935 multi-ventilated Aerial, 12 spoke construction.

The front and back plates have 12 large holes with 10 smaller ones between. The line pins are set high on the spool for a fast line recovery. The reel is fitted with a brass button ‘V’ check mechanism and ivory handles. The reel is finished in either pewter grey or satin black with brass and solid nickel silver fittings.


The Scotton Trotter centre pin is built to the following specifications and variations:

REEL SIZE: 3 1/2″ & 4″ diameter
SPOOL WIDTH: 7/8″ & 1″
RATCHET: Button check
HAND: Left hand wind (Right hand by request)

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


The Scotton Trotter centre pin is not a limited edition reel and is still in production by Chris Lythe Centre Pins.

£ 895 // SOLD OUT


As of February 2021, my order books are full and therefore closed for a short period of time. Once current orders are full-filled, I look forward to taking orders again, hopefully in Autumn 2021.


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