Pollock

Cam Pollock owner of precision engineering business, which manufactured butchers meat saws. He started making fishing reels around 1965. His early reels were cast gun-metal Y backs of his own pattern. They were cast at Joseph Green’s foundry in Brisbane, Queensland. The finishing machining was done at home. He later changed to spun stainless steel for the small 6’’ estuary model to keep the weight down and minimise corrosion. The spools were made from red cedar which was finished with epoxy and most of them had the ‘C.P’ stamped on the back. A knurled domed nut that holds the spool on, on some of his reels, was the same as the ones on large Thompson. He was a fishing mate of Len Thomson and made a couple of ball-bearing reels with ‘Thomson’ stamped on the back.