Chris Lythe 1915 Avon 4” x 1⅛” centre pin reel № 38.

Number 38 of this exceptional reel in unused condition. The twin of the number 37 reel we sold recently.


On his excellent website, master reel maker Chris Lythe says this is the favourite reel in his collection. This is a superb example of Chris Lythe’s work in a thoroughly tried and tested format. If you had to restrict yourself to one classic centre pin, this would be a sound choice.

The spool has 12 spokes –six front and six at the rear, with a front rim ventilated with eight large holes. The V-check is controlled via a button on the back plate. All parts are nickel silver and brass. The spool and back plate are anodised slate grey. Handles are faux Ivory.

It comes in its purpose made drawstring bag which is embroidered with the maker details.