The Chris Lythe 1915 Avon 4′ wide drum centrepin reel.

In mint, unused as-new condition. Reel № 79.


Chris Lythe 1915 Avon 4” x ⅞” Centre Pin Reel in outstanding condition.

This is a fairly recent reel. On his excellent website, master reel maker Chris Lythe says this is the favourite reel in his collection. It comes in its purpose made drawstring bag which is embroidered with the maker details.

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.

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 centrepin, this would be a sound choice.

It would be a perfect partner for the Hardy № 1 Wallis Avon listed in these pages.