The reel is 3 3/4" wide spool (1 1/4"). That's the only available size for now. Which in my opinion, is the perfect steelhead reel. I am planning on having a 3" trout reel, a 3 3/8" Trout spey and a 4" salmon reel next year. The reel weight is 9oz empty. It balance a wide range of graphite rods. I use it on a 11' 6/7 Bob Clay bamboo rod loaded with 420 scandi and it's perfect at 13oz Loaded.
The reel can easily be changed from left to right hand wind and has a palmable rim.
The reel has had extensive testing without a glitch as I work at a lodge on the Dean river. We see a lot of well known reels fall apart on the Dean. So my goal was to not make one of those. And it's a success.
The name came from the fact that when I was designing it. I was thinking about what would be the perfect steelhead reel. And I started thinking about some of the best reels I've used thru the years. They all had something in common. Simplicity. Reliable, nothing to brake, always work perfectly. Reminded me of the old Ferguson tractor we had on the farm when I was boy. So I thought the name fit perfectly. Sorry if you don't like the name. But once you put your hands on this reel, You'll get it.
Some people mentioned it looks like a 1912 Uniqua. I'll take that as a compliment. This is something that was important to me. I see a lot of reel makers make great reels, That are very functional but very little goes into the beauty of the piece. I wanted a reel that you love to look at without compromising the functionality.
The price is $750USD. I'm working on a batch of 30 reels that is mostly sold out. With the exception of 4 reels.
A BC reel for BC fish.
The best way to contact me is by PM or email at [email protected]