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BOGDAN Large Trout BLACK 1/2 Crank Fly Reel (Mint)

BOGDAN Large Trout BLACK 1/2 Crank Fly Reel (Mint)
BOGDAN Large Trout BLACK 1/2 Crank Fly Reel (Mint)
BOGDAN Large Trout BLACK 1/2 Crank Fly Reel (Mint)
BOGDAN Large Trout BLACK 1/2 Crank Fly Reel (Mint)
BOGDAN Large Trout BLACK 1/2 Crank Fly Reel (Mint)
BOGDAN Large Trout BLACK 1/2 Crank Fly Reel (Mint)
BOGDAN Large Trout BLACK 1/2 Crank Fly Reel (Mint)
BOGDAN Large Trout BLACK 1/2 Crank Fly Reel (Mint)
BOGDAN Large Trout BLACK 1/2 Crank Fly Reel (Mint)
BOGDAN Large Trout BLACK 1/2 Crank Fly Reel (Mint)
BOGDAN Large Trout BLACK 1/2 Crank Fly Reel (Mint)
BOGDAN Large Trout BLACK 1/2 Crank Fly Reel (Mint)

BOGDAN Large Trout BLACK 1/2 Crank Fly Reel (Mint)   BOGDAN Large Trout BLACK 1/2 Crank Fly Reel (Mint)

Here we have a very rare Single Action BOGDAN Large Trout Black (MINT) RHW fly reel. One could count on your fingers and toes the number of BOGDAN LARGE Black one half crank handle RHW Bogdan reels ever made. It was made with the 1:1 direct drive reel.

Comes with the bag as seen in the photos. Has a special 1/2 S crank handle. As this is a rare size with a half crank handle, and given the death of the maker, there will be no more.

The reel is also a very rare model as very few direct drives were ever made as most were multipliers. He was 92 and a lifetime Nashua resident. His death was confirmed by his son, Stephen. In fly fishing, in particular fly fishing for the mighty Atlantic salmon or trout, owning a Bogdan reel signals high seriousness about the sport and, not infrequently, a fair amount of disposable income. Many expert anglers consider it the finest reel ever made, a synthesis of incomparable engineering and aesthetic elegance.

Yet many fly fishermen, unless they have spent time on the classic trout or salmon rivers in places like Quebec and the Maritimes, may have actually seen precious few Bogdan reels, let alone dared to dream of owning one. This is a unique opportunity to own a piece of trout. Please look at the photos as they form a part of the condition description. Please mouse over the photos to view large digital images. This is a very rare reel as only a handful of these fly reels were made because all of the internal gears had to be hand made and the springs tested and adjusted to a certain tension which we began to appreciate that such was a very difficult task. The reel presents as never having been fished, never on a rod, never lined, never took bath. The reel comes with the bag as seen in the photos. Please look at the photos a they form a part of the condition description. Please inquire about other new and used Bogdan reels that may be available for sale. The item "BOGDAN Large Trout BLACK 1/2 Crank Fly Reel (Mint)" is in sale since Saturday, March 27, 2021. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Fishing\Reels". The seller is "captainmadison" and is located in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Features: Aluminum Spool
  • Custom Bundle: No
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Department: Unisex
  • Reel Type: Single Action - Conventional
  • Fishing Type: Fly Fishing
  • Modified Item: No
  • Weight (oz.

    ): 5 1/2 oz

  • Fly Line Capacity: 50 yards + fly line
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Material: Anodized Aluminum
  • Reel Size: 5 1/2 oz.
  • Model: Large Trout Black
  • Drag Style: cork
  • Line Capacity: 50 yards backing plus fly line
  • Gear Ratio: 1.0:1
  • Hand Retrieve: Right-Handed
  • Line Weight: 2-5
  • Fish Species: All Freshwater
  • Brand: Bogdan
  • Line Recovery: 1 to 1


BOGDAN Large Trout BLACK 1/2 Crank Fly Reel (Mint)   BOGDAN Large Trout BLACK 1/2 Crank Fly Reel (Mint)