For your consideration is a custom-made presentation box housing a Pflueger Golden West 80 and Hawkeye 60. The Golden West is a 2 1/2" diameter reel with a 1 5/8" frame width weighing 5.10 ounces. The Hawkeye is a 2 1/2" diameter reel with a 1 5/16" frame width weighing 4.95 ounces.
This custom-made box boasts dovetail fittings with bronze hinges, a heavy leather strap handle with snap closures, and thick leather inside filler to hold the reels. Box measures 8 3/4" x 4 3/8" x 3 5/8". The jewel of the Pflueger line was and remains the Golden West "Bulldog." The unique rim design utilized sandwiching aluminum between two layers of hard rubber. Both the Golden West and Hawkeye featured German silver parts. Both reels are stamped on the back plates "Patented, Jan. 22, 1907, Apr 3, 1923." The hard rubber rims on the Golden West are clean and have sharp edges with only one mark on each to the touch. The German silver rims on the Hawkeye are unmarred with a couple of pin head marks. Both reels are mechanically tight. The Golden West has been patinaed to a golden brown, and the Hawkeye has the initials PD etched on the underside of the reel foot.
Model: Golden West 80 & Hawkeye 60
Frame Diameter: 2 1/2"
Frame Width: 1 5/8" & 1 5/16"
Reel Weight: 5.10 ounces & 4.95 ounces