John Milner Reels

John Milner Reels Maker of high end custom fishing reels, focusing on custom center-pin and fly reels. Traditional hand-crafting methods play a major part of his creations
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Operating as usual

07/11/2020
JMR Showcase July 2020

Hello everyone,

British Columbia is just now loosening up the rules around Covid-19, so Dave, Amanda and I are getting back to some semblance of a normal business.

We thank you for your patience in this difficult time. We are working hard to clear up the backlog which has built up during the Covid layoff.

Approximately 4 weeks of reel build time is lost by the need to send work out for color processing and engraving. In order to have your reel in time for the fall fishery and help my cash flow a little, I am making this offer:

If I receive your order during July 2020, up to $100.00 worth of the optional extras in it will be at no charge. Also, should I be able to build your reel from stock on hand I can offer three-week delivery. Otherwise we are looking at ten-weeks

Optional Extras are:

1. Frame or spool non-standard colour
2. Frame or spool porting
3. Check-lever knob
4. Silent retrieve
5. Arbour fluting
6. Line guide
7. Custom engraving

As per my normal practice, if you can pick up your order in person at one of my dealers listed in my product portfolios, they will spool up the reel free of charge. You will also save on shipping (a package worth around $50). These offers do not apply to my Limited-edition reels. Kingfisher Classic, Talisman Signature. My Canadian and US product portfolio links are below.

Listed below are several "in the box ready to go reels" at discounted prices. Please also see the you-tube video link below for more details.

Ready to Go Reels
#2 4” KINGFISHER SILVER SPOOL SILVER FRAME BUSHING LEFT HAND
CLICKER KNOB $560 CAD (SAVE $40)
BLACK HANDLES $470 USD (SAVE $35)
K15- 041

#7 5” KINGFISHER BLUE SPOOL BLACK FRAME BALL BEARING RIGHT HAND
BLACK HANDLES $650 CAD (SAVE $50)
K19-015 $545 USD (SAVE $45)

#4 4 3/8” SNIPE SILVER SPOOL BLACK FRAME BALL BEARING RIGHT HAND
BLACK HANDLES $575 CAD (SAVE $50)
S16-013 $485 USD (SAVE $45)

#3 4 3/8 KINGFISHER SILVER SPOOL GREEN FRAME BUSHING RIGHT HAND
IVORY HANDLES $525 CAD (SAVE $100)
K19-048 $440 USD (SAVE $90)

#9 4 3/8 KINGFISHER SILVER SPOOL GREEN FRAME BUSHING LEFT
IVORY HANDLES $575 CAD (SAVE $50)
K19-035 $485 USD (SAVE $45)

#10 43/8 BURGANDY SPOOL BLACK FRAME BALL BEARING RIGHT HAND
LOVE OF MY LIFE, MY RIDE OR DIE
$515 CAD (SAVE $150)
WHITE HANDLES $435 USD (SAVE $130)
K18-197

#16 4 3/8” SILVER SPOOL SILVER FRAME BUSHING LEFT HAND
BELLA SPEACIAL $475 CAD (SAVE $100)
BLACK HANDLES $395 USD (SAVE $90)
K18-218

#13 5” KINGFISHER BLUE SPOOL BLUE FRAME BUSHING LEFT HAND
BLACK HANDLES $650 CAD (SAVE $50)
K19-098 $545 USD (SAVE $45)

#11 4 3/8 KINGFISHER SILVER SPOOL BLUE FRAME BUSHING RIGHT HAND
TEAR DROP CLICKER KNOB $575 CAD (SAVE $90)
IVORY HANDLES $485 USD (SAVE $80)
K18-072

#14 4 3/8 KINGFISHER LIGHT BLUE SPOOL LIGHT BLUE FRAME LEFT HAND
CUSTOM PORTED FRAME $515 CAD (SAVE $150)
CLICKER KNOB $435 USD (SAVE $130)
IVORY HANDLES
K18-290

Check out the links below for more info on pricing, dealer list and the various custom options available. If you have any questions or would like to place an order, please call us at 250-426-4550 or email us at [email protected] and start a new thread. Thanks.

Video presentation YouTube link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jm2DiCp4vUg&t=12s

Facebook link
https://www.facebook.com/johnmilnerreels/

Website Link
https://www.johnmilnerreels.com/

Canadian Product Portfolio
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SfGKR35UTk2VInBGIqlDiWofLAczNZz8/view

US product portfolio
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NwIdc0JbsTzFqcK1pTNKuIG7P4rp3_Y9/view

Stay healthy: Stay safe

Best regards

John

John Milner Reels - special priced reels

This is an invitation to come check out my reels at the Abbotsford, BC Sportsmen's Show this coming weekend March 6-8, 2...
03/05/2020
BC Sportsmen's Show | March 6-8, 2020 | Abbotsford, British Columbia

This is an invitation to come check out my reels at the Abbotsford, BC Sportsmen's Show this coming weekend March 6-8, 2020 (Fri-Sun). I have space at Fred's Custom Tackle's display where you can check out my regular line of John Milner Reels and chat center pins with me if you wish.

I will also have a number of reels with custom features and non-standard colours which you might find attractive and which I have priced at standard reel prices. This could be a savings of up to $150 on a reel. I will also have some reels with minor blemishes which will have additional savings.

The Sportsmen's show will be at Tradex (1190 Cornell St), in Abbotsford. Friday noon-9pm, Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 10am-5pm. Here is the link for more information about the show.http://www.bcsportsmenshow.ca/

I look forward to seeing you there on the weekend.

John Milner

The BC Sportsmen’s Show is BC’s largest show of its kind in the Fishing, Hunting, Boating and Outdoor industry. With over 250 displays & seminars and over 150,000 sq. ft. of boats and marine accessories, fishing tackle, hunting equipment & manufacturers & retailers, lodges, & resorts, RV’s & C...

Photos with info/captions sent to JMR from their customers.
02/27/2020

Photos with info/captions sent to JMR from their customers.

Photos with info/captions sent to JMR from their customers.

Hey there fellas and gals, I'm getting a number of requests for a John Spahr style offset foot. This foot/bracket conver...
12/12/2019

Hey there fellas and gals, I'm getting a number of requests for a John Spahr style offset foot. This foot/bracket conversion could be an 'optional extra' to my line of reels. I'd like your input on the utility and practicality of this feature.

Thank you for your input. Please see photo below.

A big thank you to Kodey Buchanan, founder and president of the Steel Dreams Fishing Club, for raising important funds f...
11/28/2019

A big thank you to Kodey Buchanan, founder and president of the Steel Dreams Fishing Club, for raising important funds for maintaining the fishery in the Saugeen River.

The Steel Dreams Fishing Club's fall 2019 tournament raised $9000 for the Lake Huron Fishing Club, which runs the Kincardine Ontario salmon and trout hatchery and $1330 for the Saugeen First Nations Food Bank. This money was generated through the raffle table at this high end tournament, which had great success.

Kodey Buchanan has mentioned to me that supporting the Lake Huron Fishing Club is the goal and reason behind this tournament. We are lucky to have people like him who volunteer their time to keep the fish in our river systems. It's good for the environment and good for the sport. Hats off to you Kodey!

In the photo, Kodey Buchanan (in the red sweater) is presenting to the winner of the JMR donation.

Hello fellow anglers in the Fraser Valley, How about coming out this Sunday to the Chilliwack/Vedder Cleanup, September ...
09/17/2019

Hello fellow anglers in the Fraser Valley, How about coming out this Sunday to the Chilliwack/Vedder Cleanup, September 22, 2019.

Meet at the Chilliwack Fish and Game Club on Chilliwack Road. Registration opens at 8:30 am and closes at 9:30am, BBQ starts at 12:30pm. Prize raffle begins at 1pm (ish) and you must be present to win!

All registered participants can enjoy the BBQ lunch. Additional refreshments are supplied. Don't forget your water bottle or a travel mug so you can partake in the refreshments.

Once again the society will provide the gloves, garbage and recycling bags and you provide the 'boots on the ground'.

This event goes rain or shine.

This may be THE coveted prize at our upcoming BC Rivers Day Cleanup and Celebration on September 22nd. Thank you John, from John Milner Reels for your generation donation.

Please share this post among your angler friends and lets get some good representation out from this user group THIS coming Sunday.

Photos with captions sent to JMR from their customers.
06/04/2019

Photos with captions sent to JMR from their customers.

Photos with captions sent to JMR from their customers.

I invite you to join me in supporting the Steelhead Society of B.C. with their good works of fisheries conservation and ...
01/24/2019

I invite you to join me in supporting the Steelhead Society of B.C. with their good works of fisheries conservation and restoration, by making a bid on this half decent bit of kit (valued at $625).

Contact Andrew or Brian at 604-931-5044 if interested.

John Milner graciously donated this custom SSBC Orange 4 3/8" Kingfisher Bushing LH which will be up for auction at our fundraiser February 20th 2019.

A two-fish limit on the Nahatlatch. Those were the days! Taking a break for a pipe and a photo. circa 1966.
01/22/2019

A two-fish limit on the Nahatlatch. Those were the days! Taking a break for a pipe and a photo. circa 1966.

Searching for Big Bulls on the Bull.
01/22/2019

Searching for Big Bulls on the Bull.

11/08/2018

Thank you for your past patronage of my reels. In anticipation of the extra work load for the holiday season, I request your opinion of what you might be inclined to choose when making a purchase. Please see the summary below of colour and porting options to provide feedback.

If you are contemplating making a purchase and would like to take delivery by the holiday season, then I would like you to make the order before November 20th. This lead time is necessary due to colour processing. However, I have some small stock of parts for my standard reels and colours and can deliver these in less time.

Once again, even if you are not sure if you will be ordering a reel, please provide me feedback of your preferences. That way I will be prepared for the general market tastes. Select from the following colours: light bronze, root beer, black bronze, gold, silver, dark pewter (grey), dark burgundy, green, light blue, dark blue, orange, light pewter (silver-grey), and light burgundy (pink). Porting options are: standard, big hole or a custom design.

Please let me know your preferences by contacting me by email at [email protected]. To order, contact me or one of your favorite Milner dealers. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,
John

Photos with info/captions sent to JMR from their customers.
09/06/2018

Photos with info/captions sent to JMR from their customers.

Photos with info/captions sent to JMR from their customers.

Photos with info/captions sent to JMR from their customers.
08/09/2018

Photos with info/captions sent to JMR from their customers.

Photos with info/captions sent to JMR from their customers.

We would like to see you in action with your John Milner Reel! Please send us your favorite fishing photo and it will be...
07/26/2018

We would like to see you in action with your John Milner Reel! Please send us your favorite fishing photo and it will be considered for inclusion in a future Facebook post, featuring the reels in action. It would be best to send it to me through this page as a private message. Also, if you could include a short caption, that would be great. Best regards, John.

I have recently updated my website and product portfolio. If you would like a copy of the portfolio, please send me your...
04/19/2018

I have recently updated my website and product portfolio. If you would like a copy of the portfolio, please send me your email and I would be happy to send you one.

We are now taking orders for the Kingfisher Classic. This Special Edition ‘Kingfisher Classic’ is modeled after the first Kingfishers I made in 1997.

Technical Details:
-4 3/8 inch diameter
-Featuring fast start-up bushing/pin assembly
-Integrated low-profile saddle mount
-JMR trademark color combination of gold spool on dark pewter frame
-Decorative leather pouch
-Cost $800 CAD

John

It was my pleasure to meet many of you, who took the time to see me at the Abbotsford Sportsman's Show March 2-4, 2018. ...
03/13/2018

It was my pleasure to meet many of you, who took the time to see me at the Abbotsford Sportsman's Show March 2-4, 2018. I appreciated your interest and input. Thanks also to Fred's Custom Tackle Shop for hosting me at their booth.

New from John Milner Reels The Signature Talisman The Signature Talisman is a celebration of 50 Years of my making reels...
11/21/2017
John Milner Reels - Worlds Finest Centerpin Float Fishing Reel

New from John Milner Reels
The Signature Talisman

The Signature Talisman is a celebration of 50 Years of my making reels.
Technical Details:
-Limited to 99 reels
-4 1/4 inch diameter
-Fully caged
-Silent retrieve; left and right-hand
-Re-introduced fast start-up bushing/pin assembly
-Three position check lever
-Gold plated fittings
-JMR trademark color combination of Gold spool on dark pewter frame
-No color or porting variations for this special reel
-Cost $1200 CAD
-The first reel produced will be auctioned off at the Steelhead Society annual fundraising banquet this Thursday (November 23rd). For further details contact Brian or Andrew at 604-931-5044.
-For more information about other John Milner Reels products or to purchase, please see my website http://www.johnmilnerreels.com/
For correspondence, please email me at [email protected].

John Milner Reels Workshop ExpansionCheck out the photos below to see the new workshop expansion. It's all happening in ...
11/07/2017

John Milner Reels Workshop Expansion
Check out the photos below to see the new workshop expansion. It's all happening in Cranbrook 😉

10/24/2017

If you would like to get on my customer email list, please send me your first and last name as well as your email address and I'll be sure to get you on it. You can send this through the private message feature on this page, or you can email it to me at [email protected]. If you did not receive an email from me today, then you are not on our current list. I look forward to hearing from you.

John Milner Reels's cover photo
09/07/2017

John Milner Reels's cover photo

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09/07/2017

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09/07/2017

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5205 Mission Road
Cranbrook, BC
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