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S.E.Bogdan Model No. 1 Salmon Reel Right Hand Retrieve


You are casting your eyes on a S.E. BOGDAN Model No. 1 Large Salmon fly reel. This RIGHT HAND WIND, which is 3.75" in diameter, reel weight (oz.) of 12 ounces.

Made and suitable for a 10 weight line, the spool width being 1.187" with backing capacity of 190#20

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 9-10 weight fly line and about 190 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, which were special ordered. The reel comes complete with the original suede drawstring bag.

In my description of this reel I have to be completely honest and say it is used by me.

I have only fished with this reel twice and it is as close to new as you can get.

The only sign of wear is on the rim where there are a few minor scratches.

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)

Seller uses the USPS as the exclusive shipper.

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.

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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 Model # 1 RHW Salmon reel
  • Shipping Weight: 2lbs
  • 1 Units in Stock

This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 25 July, 2013.

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