Rare S. E. Bogdan Model Baby Trout "Wide" Fly Reel LHW

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  • Item Category: Sports
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 16, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House
Shipping will be $35.00 USPS Priority W/Signature of Receipt and be insured to anywhere in the continental United States. I will ship internationally but will be separately quoted for costs and responsible for any duties charged by that country.

Rare Vintage S. E. Bogdan Model Baby Trout "Wide" Fly Reel in Flawless Factory Received Collector Grade Mint Condition This is a rare vintage model Model Baby Trout "Wide" from S. E. Bogdan "Custom Built" Reels of Nashua, New Hampshire with its original suede pouch. Measuring 2 3/4" in diameter with a 3/4" wide spool, weights 4.2 ounces, 1:1 retrieve ratio, is in factory set left hand wind. Absolutely in factory received collector grade mint condition and has never been lined or placed on a rod at anytime. Considered most desirable 3-4-5 weight classic trout reel ever made on earth! Can be paired with pride along with any creation by any truly world class bamboo fly rod maker ever born! You name them: Gillum, Garrison, Brackett, Brandin, Maxwell, Howell, every one of them would be proud indeed to know a reel made by Stanley Bogdan was fishing on any of their rods. Everyone of these American masters of bamboo rod making knew Stanley personally regarded him as a true American master in the art of fly reel making. This reel took almost 6 years to be delivered after ordering directly from Stanley. I received other sizes in between but missed out on a run of this model. It is a part of a collection that's purpose was to acquire all 15 models in mint condition but now regrettably must be divided for others to enjoy for fishing or collecting. As most collectors know, no further orders to complete my set are being accepted at the factory. Model Baby Trout Wide is the larger of the 2 baby trout models by Stanley Bogdan. Factory fresh like the day UPS dropped it off in 1996. Would be the absolute center piece among the most discerning collections of not only American but also international fly reel makers. You may see other reels like this during your lifetime, but you may never see another one for sale in factory fresh condition made by Stanley himself--again! The buyer has a 3 day return privilege but must pay return shipping. It will be sent from a UPS mailing center where it will be professionally packed, contents verified, insured and request signature receipt. This handling protects everyone and what I charge for shipping is about half of what it actually costs for me to send it this way. I will ship internationally but will ask for that person to make up only the difference, if any, and pay their rightful duties to countries of final destination. PayPal only please. If reel is returned it will be given as money back after receipt. We are very reputable and live up to the highest standards of fly fishing collectible selling.