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Offered for sale is a brand new S.A. BOGDAN, Model "O" WIDE, RHW in MINT Condition. The reel's rims are anodized in gold, and has the classic "S" shaped handle, is a multiplier, meaning it is 2:1 (the line retrieves two times for every turn of the crank handle; the reel has the 11 settings drag on the reverse, the reel being 3.25" in diameter, weighing 11 ounces, to accommodate 9 weight line and 150 yards of 20 pound backing, and comes with the suede pouch.

This reel is one of the most sought after salmon models of all the Bogdan salmon fly reels because of it's size for about a 7 weight fly line and about 75 yards of 20 pound micron backing, and is a 2:1 multiplier (meaning it retrieves 2 times for every one turn of the crank handle)and amply large enough to easily handle and master even the most substantial salmon, in addition to having an adjustable flawless drag system (with 11 settings) that money can buy.

The reel is a very rare model as very few were ever made for Right Hand Retrieve. The reel comes complete with the original suede draw string bag.

A Bogdan salmon reel is one of the finest ever made, the very best that money could have bought, and are no longer produced today by Stan Bogdan (see obituaries at the end of this description) as he has passed we hope to a better place. Amen.

This is a unique opportunity to own a piece of salmon fishing history. Please read a Bogdan obituary at the end of this listing to learn more about the person who changed the way the world fished for salmon and trout, being the maker of the best reel that money could buy.

The reel is about 1982 vintage.

For that fisher person who thinks he has it all, this is the rarest and best fly reel money can buy!

Sale Price: $3995.00

Postage: $28.50 via USPS (insurance available & advisable). We ship worldwide.

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.

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.

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  • Model: Bogdan "O" Wide RHW Salmon Reel
  • Shipping Weight: 2lbs
  • 1 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: S.E. Bogdan

This product was added to our catalog on Monday 29 July, 2013.

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