Current Range of Reels

There are two main variations in the current range, the Jet and the Truepin Trotter.

The Jet

This is the latest derivation of Fred's "classic" near-replica of the Match Aerial. Named the Jet as it's jet-black, this reel has a 4½" diameter drum, and a flat-bladed ratchet knob on the rear plate. Earlier models had a crinkly backplate, were painted then powder-coated, and had brass and nickel-plated parts, and the pin itself was steel..

Currently the Jet is black anodise, component parts are nickel-silver and the pin itself is stainless steel. The reel-foot assembly is brass and chrome-plated.

The Truepin Trotter Range

Current models have a choice of either 3¾" drum, ratchet lever on rim, either black-anodise or natural (silver) anodise, but NO drag mechanism.

or 4½" drum, ratchet lever on rim, either black-anodise or natural (silver) anodise, but with drag mechanism.

Effectively, the 4½" model (in black) is now identical to the 4½" Jet with the exception of the ratchet lever as opposed to the ratchet knob.

Component parts are nickel-silver and the pin itself is stainless steel. The reel-foot assembly is brass and chrome-plated.

Prices

Following a neccesary review of material (especially nickel-silver) and manufacturing costs in early 2014 there had to be an increase the price of the reels, although it is felt that they still represent good value in today's market.

The Fred Crouch Jet

Fred Crouch Jet

The "Fred Crouch Jet" aerial (replica) centrepin - with rear ratchet knob

4½" diameter, ratchet (knob on rear plate) and drag, in black (anodised)

Available in narrow or wide drum. We can arrange to supply these at an attractive and very competitive price of £175, plus £5 towards (special, recorded) delivery (to UK).


The Fred Crouch Trupepin Trotter Range

Fred Crouch Trupepin Trotter Centrepin
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The Fred Crouch "Truepin Trotter" Centrepin - 3¾"

3¾" diameter, ratchet lever on rim, but with no drag. Available in black (anodised) or natural (anodised).

Available in narrow or wide drum. We can arrange to supply these at an attractive and very competitive price of £175, plus £5 towards (special, recorded) delivery (to UK).


Fred Crouch Trupepin Trotter Centrepin
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The Fred Crouch "Truepin Trotter" Centrepin - 4½"

4½" diameter, ratchet lever on rim, with drag. Available in black (anodised) or available in natural (anodised).

Available in narrow or wide drum. We can arrange to supply these at an attractive and very competitive price of £175, plus £5 towards (special, recorded) delivery (to UK).