The Original Westminster Reel

The Westminster was designed in 2001 right after the highly successful Classic Reel. I wanted a reel that would be a 19th Century classic, easy to maintain, and certainly lighter weight for shorter rods. Like the Classic, the Westminster Reels have internal self lubrication, single screw take down, and firm adjustable drag tension on a click pawl and cog system.

The Brown Trout is an option that is very eye catching yet still a traditional design and the first reel to be grabbed at shows.

This reel in particular really appeals to everyone because it is full function, balances newer rods well, and is simple and easy to use.                   VIEWS         


Westminster Reel  

Westminster Trout Reel Models & Specifications   

 Model Frame Diameter       Line Capacity  * Frame Width Reel Weight    Price

GW-253D     2.5 inch DT-3 Wt. 25 yards backing     1.24 inch   5.1 ounce $1,450.00
GW-274     2.75 inch DT-4 Wt. 25 yards backing     1.24 inch   5.4 ounce $1,450.00
GW-275     2.75 inch DT-5 Wt. 25 yards backing     1.32 inch   5.4 ounce $1,450.00
GW-305     3.0 inch WF-5 Wt. 50 yards backing     1.18 inch   5.5 ounce $1,495.00
GW-306     3.0 inch WF-6 Wt. 50 yards backing     1.24 inch   5.6 ounce $1,495.00
    * Synthetic line with 20 lb. Micron backing

Reel Models Notes:

The Two and Three Quarter inch Reels: This group of reels vary in width and are best for the small or medium size rods for stream fishing for trout.

The Three inch GW 305 is the typical five weight reel for river fishing for trout. The 306 reel is for medium and long cane rods or that special graphite or classic glass rod. The extra diameter is great for faster line retrieve for trout and bass.

Westminster arm


Arrival of a new Fishing Companion

"Received my Westminster (Brown Tr. Model) you made for me yesterday. All I can say is wow! Your craft and skill are remarkable. Thanks so much for such a beautiful reel. Hope to order another next winter." Mike, Denver, Colorado

"My reel (275) has arrived safely. It is a work of true craftsmanship. I shall enjoy using it. Thank you very much. Best Wishes" C.B. Berkshire, UK

Handle Arm
Handle Knob:
Custom vom Hofe Case
3 wt, 4 wt, 5 wt, and 6 wt Reels
Specify solid or perforated (like the Perfectionist) Westminster or Serpentine ARM
Black or Ivory-white
$295 - choose your suede color:   Accessories

Westminster Reels come with warranty and maintenance paper in a hand made draw string leather bag.

Spools are hand fitted so consider extra spools in your initial order.
  Single Spool . . . $250.00
  Two Extra Spools . . . $425.00

Call Ted for information and to Order:  

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