GAME Fishing Reels Made in Australia. A comprehensive reference information guide, covering some of the rarest game fishing reels produced in Australia. In this segment we are pleased to present the Victorian custom made Workshop Game Reels. Below is our reference information about four extremely - rare uniquely crafted and custom designed Workshop Game Reels. Tight lines Bernie (Bernard) Ladd, 5/12/2015.

Rare Bourke game reel image one.

John Bourke game multiplying reel images.

The J.W. Bourke designed & made Latrobe Valley 5'' size multiplying Game reel. Machined from solid aluminium alloy bar. Side plate diameter 5''; spool width 3'', overall bodywidth 4 1/2''. Multiple aviation grade ball bearing main shaft. Needle roller bearing multiplying crank spindle. Dual drag disc's - Lever cam drag system ; multiplyiing action ratio 2:1 Maker John Bourke, Lakes Entrance Vic -c.1973.  Extremely rare.

Rare SEC Big game reel image two.

Latrobe Valley Big game Multiplying reel images.

Courtesy Malcolm White

Latrobe Valley, S E C workshop 8'' size multiplying Big game reel. Dia, 7 3/4'',overal width 5 5/16'', spool-drum width 4 5/8''; s/s cross bars; aluminium star drag wheel; s/s crank; ebonite handle knob; brass nickel plated acorn-domed side plate nuts;; brass domed crank nut; aluminium harness lugs; machined aluminium-saddle, rod clamp screws s/s; sealed ball bearings; crank bearing cover s/s; bronze type gearing; s/s drum arbour - aluminium drum sides screwed to s/s -arbour; multiplying action ratio 3 :1. -c.1940s. Extremely rare.

Courtesy Laurie Fabris

Latrobe Valley,Yallourn, game multiplying reel images.

Latrobe Valley, Yallourn Vic, S E C workshop 5'' size multiplying game reel. Aluminium alloy, turned body; spool ; saddle & crank. Diameter 5''; width 5 7/16'' ; Spool 4 5/8'' ; fixed Anti reverse Aviation grade ball bearings. S/S counter weight; unique rear back ventilated spool-drum disc drag control; multiplying action ratio 2 :1. -c. 1950s. Extremely rare.

Rare Latrobe Valley game reel image four.

CourtesyL Fabris

Latrobe Valley,Yallourn, game multiplying reel images.

Latrobe Valley, Yallourn, Vic, S E C workshop 5'' size mutiplying game reel. Aluminium alloy & stainless steel constuction.Diameter 4 3/4'', overall body width 4'', spool-drum width 2 3/4''; stainless steel free spool lever; knurled S/S cam optional check;Swirl linish finish to s/s sideplates & crank arm; aluminium alloy saddle; Gold finish type; star wheel drag - clutch configuration; ball bearings; composite handle- knob; multiplying action ratio 2:1; weight 4 lb 4 oz. -c.1960s. Extremely rare.

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