My name is Owen Hughes, I have been a fisherman since a small boy and since 2001 have fished exclusively with vintage and antique fishing tackle. Having bought items for my own use off both ebay and from auction I soon realised that I enjoyed the "hunt" for vintage items. As such in 2006 I started a small business buying and selling vintage and antique fishing tackle and like many started to sell on ebay. Many of you may have bought from my ebay shop "Tufty's vintage fishing tackle" and I have always striven to give the best possible service to my customer worldwide. I have always approached the business trying to view my descriptions and items I sell from the point of view of a buyer and hopefully my record and worldwide customer base speaks for itself.


As an extension of this business I have now expanded into my own website to give a more bespoke service and to enable a more detailed description and increased photographic quality of items for sale that both sellers and buyers sometimes find limiting on ebay.


I hope all my old customers and new ones alike will enjoy browsing my catalogue of vintage and antique fishing tackle specialising in HARDY, DINGLEY, J W YOUNG REELS & OTHER ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE REELS OF QUALITY. I try to update it on a regular basis and I always have new stock coming in so do not hesitate to email for details or alternately watch the site for updates and should you wish to purchase follow the buying promts to reserve your items.




To view, click on the content you wish to view on the left had side of the home page, please note to view the  vintage and antique reels click on the reels link then go to reel sub-headings to view reels you are interested in. Please be patient as the pages have alot of content and photos and can take a little while to load. To view the photographs in large format click on the top photo in each listing to view the other photos click on them and they will move to the top larger photo which again when clicked on will open up in a larger window


With kind regards Owen


tufty's vintage fishing tackle
18a star trading estate, ponthir road
caerleon NP18 1PQ

Tel: 07532233123

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