First built in 1979, after the success of the JEM 77 float fishing reel, the John Milner Talisman centerpin fishing reel is a handcrafted, traditional, full-caged fishing reel that is skillfully designed for the world’s most demanding salmon fishing rivers.
Constructed with a brass bushing for dependability and longevity, the Talisman fishing reel is meticulously handmade by John for those who appreciate the Hardy Silex caged centerpin reel. This centerpin float reel is finished with John’s handbuilt three-piece brass and ebonite handles and a solid brass reel foot. John has integrated a unique silent retrieve system into his three-position check-lever.
The Talisman centerpin reel is made from solid bar stock 6061 aluminum, C360 hard brass, and stainless steel. All the brass parts are then further plated with 24K gold for that striking finish which has made the Talisman float fishing reel desirable by collectors and users alike.
Both left- and right-hand models are available for this John Milner centerpin reel. Please check the FAQ for more information on check-lever placement. The Talisman is available in three colour combinations: a silver spool and root beer brown cage, a silver spool and light bronze cage, or a silver spool with a silver cage. Other custom options are available as well. Please view the custom options section, and then contact John with your requests. He will do his best to personalize your Talisman float reel for you.
The Talisman centerpin reel is offered in:
- 4” or 4 ½” diameter
- left- or right-hand retrieve
- with silent retrieve mechanism
- hand-fitted with a polished John Milner Reels’ bushing bearing
- standard colour combinations are:
- silver spool with light bronze cage
- silver spool with root beer cage
- silver spool with silver cage
- choice of black, ivory, or brown handles and check lever knob
- retail price $800.00 CAD
- by special order: custom colour and engraving options
Talisman Standard Reel Colour Combinations
Talisman Handle Options
Talisman Custom Colour Combinations
Please enjoy some current and previously offered Talisman reels in the gallery!