Some fine lures are among the highlights at Mullock’s auction at Ludlow tomorrow (November 10), which also offers online bidding. There is a named nickel silver Gregory Windsor Bee, a pink mother-of-pearl Hardy Devon minnow and an Allcock Paragon, as well as an early 4in leather hand-painted hollow-body bait with lead head and a 4in fish-shaped cast-nickel-on-brass lure with twin diving fins. “I’ve never seen one before,” said cataloguer John Stephenson. The sale also offers the second part of the Mark Ross Collection, featuring a wide range of rare and unusual Malloch reels.These include a 2.5in multipling sidecaster, but there are also multi-mode examples, as well as prototypes and other multiplying models. Reels include a 6in Hardy Alma with its case and a good selection of Allcocks, including Coxons and a dead-black (DB) model. The rods likely to make the highest price are two mint 11ft The Chris Yates Barbus Maximus Mk2 split-cane Avon rods built by Edward Barder. For US collectors, there are rods by Phillipson, Leonard and Orvis, a batch of 160 fishing-related postcards and a George Lawrence Tillamook creel. The oldest creel, however, is an early 18th century leather pot-bellied example with a sunburst decoration on its lid.