Charles Clinton patented his side-mount fly reel on Oct. 29, 1889.
The reel is usually found that was made of nickel silver (German silver) and
has an internal click. Models have been found made of aluminum and of
Gold plated German silver. It's a scarce and collectable fly reel.
The CLINTON Fly Reel, circa 1900
The CLINTON Gold Plated Presentation Fly Reel, circa 1901
Clinton's 1889 Patent
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