The Spitfire No. 51 centrepin reel

This reel is a tribute to the classic 1939 aerial match and is a limited edition closed at 100 reels. This reel is number 51 from the last of the limited edition run of Spitfire reels. The first 50 reels were made 9/16″ wide and the last 50 at 3/4″ wide.

The reel has a 6 spoke construction with a solid back plate. The spool is in bright polished finish and has black tapered handles. The backing bowl is made from a solid block of aluminum with the foot bracket and line guard lugs machined into it. The backing bowl and 1/4 line guard are finished in black anodize. The reel is fitted with a button ‘V’ check mechanism.

Identical spare spool

This reel comes with an identical spare spool with matching embroidered cloth bags. The reel and the main spool are stamped No. 51 and the second spool is stamped No. 0 to tell them apart.


The Spitfire centre pin is built to the following specifications:

REEL SIZE: 4″ diameter
HAND: Left hand wind

This reel comes with 2 matching cloth embroidered bags and dropper bottle of Chris Lythe reel oil.


This Spitfire centre pin reel is a limited edition reel and comes with an identical spare spool and free UK postage. Please ask for a price for over sea shipping.

£ 1850 // SOLD OUT


To register your interest for this stunning centrepin reel please get in touch with Chris Lythe.


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