Offered for sale is an extremely rare MINT S.A. BOGDAN LARGE TROUT,LHW (Left Hand Wind) fly reel.
This beautiful trout fly reel is rare because when Bogdan was alive, he made Left Hand Wind fly reels by special order. One translated that into an order scheduled for infinity instead of the otherwise years of waiting for your reel. Sadly, he passed and will make no more. What is available is all that there is. This reel is about 1980's vintage, and never got wet; never was lined; never went fishing, and comes with his suede draw string bag.
The specks on this MINT Large Trout Reel are:
Reel diameter 3.25"
Weight: 5.5 ounces
Spool width: .96"
Backing: 50 # 20
Dexterity: Left Hand Wind
Crank handle: "S" shaped
Identity: Maker's name plate on reel
For that fisher person who thinks he has it all, this is the rarest and best fly reel money can buy!
Sale Price: $4395.00
Postage: $28.50 via USPS (insurance available & advisable)
Seller uses the USPS as the exclusive shipper. Buyer may elect their own shipping service.
Please email seller at CAPTAINMADISON@ATT.NET for purchase and shipping details, more photos, payment arrangements and any other questions.
Payment may be made by check (must clear), bank draft, U.S. Postal money order, prepayment arrangements, and other forms of payment.
We ship worldwide.
Buyers should appreciate that the Customs Department of their country may impose duties, taxes and/or other charges on your purchase as it enters your country, which expenses are not part of the purchase price and become the sole responsibility of the purchaser.
Please email me at CAPTAINMADISON@ATT.NET for any questions and requests.
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Stanley E. Bogdan (December 16, 1918 – March 27, 2011) was the founder of S.E. Custom Built, a company dedicated to the handmade construction of fly reels. Bogdan was born in Nashua, NH and lived their throughout his entire life.[ He became interested in fly fishing at an early age when he began receiving outdated copies of a hunting and fishing magazine from a local sports retailer. At age 13, Bogdan was tying his own flies and would then become immersed in the sport. Upon graduating high school, Bogdan began work at Rollins Engine Company, a local engines manufacturer in Nashua. Later on, while working as a machinist, he began constructing some of the first prototypes for his reels. Stanley Bogdan died on March 27, 2011. His wife Phyllis died in 1995.
S.E. Custom Built fly reels are primarily known for their ability to greatly reduce drag. This is mostly attributed to Bogdan's unique concept of the double-break shoe, known as the hallmark of any Bogdan reel. The company is mostly focused on the production of salmon reels, however there have been a few trout reel models made.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 02 August, 2013.