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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 Angler: "This reel is a most elegant reel to match the most prestigious cane rod. It appeals to everyone because it is very functional and it is simple and easy to use." -- Tai Nakamura, our dealer for Asia now residing in Texas, USA

 

Westminster

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Westminster Trout Reel Models and Specifications
 Model Frame Diameter       Line Capacity  * Frame Width Reel Weight    Price
 
GW-273-L     2.75 inch DT-3 Wt. 25 yards backing     1.15 inch   4.6 ounce $1,495.00
GW-274-L     2.75 inch DT-4 Wt. 25 yards backing     1.20 inch   4.7 ounce $1,495.00
GW-253D     2.5 inch DT-3 Wt. 25 yards backing     1.26 inch   5.0 ounce $1,495.00
GW-274     2.75 inch DT-4 Wt. 25 yards backing     1.26 inch   5.4 ounce $1,495.00
GW-275     2.75 inch DT-5 Wt. 25 yards backing     1.32 inch   5.5 ounce $1,495.00
GW-305     3.0 inch WF-5 Wt. 50 yards backing     1.20 inch   5.5 ounce $1,550.00
GW-306     3.0 inch WF-6 Wt. 50 yards backing     1.26 inch   5.7 ounce $1,550.00
GW-306W     3.0 inch WF-6 Wt. 125 yards backing     1.32 inch   5.8 ounce $1,550.00
 
    * Synthetic line with 20 lb. Micron backing

Reel Models Notes:

The Two and a Half inch GW 253D: Geat for the seven foot or even shorter cane rods including the Baby Catskill - please let me know about this one as it requires a special foot - no extra charge.

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 Big Three inch GW 306: A great river fishing reel 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

  The Westminster arm

"Received my Westminster 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 (273) 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




The Westminster - Brown Trout Reel

The Brown Trout Reel is an elegant step up in classic reel design with special, new perforated face plate and new back plate. The back plate features an elegant nickel silver and bronze medallion at the center. The face plate with its circle of red dots inside the circle of ports makes this reel very unique and frankly the first reel to be handled at the shows. The Brown Trout Reel Option is available for Models: GW-274, 275, 306 and 306W. It is an additional $75.00.

  brown trout

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Westminster

 
Models:
Handle Arm:
Handle Knob:
Face Plate and Spool
Brown Trout Option
Extra Spools:
Light Weight Reels for lines 3 - 6 wt.
Serpentine (right) or Westminster (photo above)
Black or Ivory-white
Solid or Perforated like the Classic Reel - $75.00 additional
$75.00 additional
$250 with Godfrey Reels draw string case
Westminster reels come with warranty and maintenance paper in hand made draw string leather bag. Spools are hand fitted so consider extra spools in your initial order.

Questions/Order - call Ted and Faye