Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thursday Review: The Reels of Julius vom Hofe, 1885-1937 by Don Champion

Thursday Review: The Reels of Julius vom Hofe, 1885-1937 by Don Champion

Today we review a rather unique new offering, The Reels of Julius vom Hofe, 1885-1937 by Don Champion. First off let me state this book is only available to ORCA members through the ORCA Library.

The book itself is a detailed compendium of catalog materials relating to Julius vom Hofe and his reels. The book includes a short biography and a list of Julius vom Hofe related patents, as well as a compendium of Forest & Stream ads, but the bulk of the book is an amazing selection of catalog pages from a wide variety of tackle catalogs that feature JVH reels. Champion has culled hundreds of catalogs to come up with the JVH reels featured in 56 catalogs, ranging from the 1885 Kiffe to the 1937 William Mills.

While some of the catalog copies are a bit hard to read, this is an absolute must for anyone who collects Vom Hofe reels. It will certainly help you to identify, and to date, a huge number of Julius vom Hofe fishing reels.

The book is unbound and 172 pages, and the price is $25.50. The funds go to benefit the ORCA Library.

For more information on the book, Click Here.

-- Dr. Todd

3 comments:

jessie said...

I plan to buy that book just curious is this reel in the book.If not it should be. http://picasaweb.google.com/regiemason/JULIUSVOMHOFE?authkey=Gv1sRgCIajo-z_l-v3xgE#5552105369516013026

Teal said...

Yes, that JVH bait caster is in the book...

jessie said...

Thanks for the reply I sold the reel and it is the only one I have come across.I am removing the link and looking forward to owning that reference material.