I have three reels to sell, two classics and a modern. PICS ADDED: http://s1244.photobucket.com/albums/...Halifaxangler/
Robichaud Salmon (LHW). Serpentine handled, bench-made reel from the late 1990's. 3-3/8" Diameter. Ideal for swtich rod, although I recently had an 8/9 SA Atlantic Salmon Spey line on the reel. It was also my primary reel for Atlantics for about 5 years, paired with a Sage XI2 9wt. I am the second owner, but the first never lined it. It has been cared for, and with the exception of one small nick in the frame, it's in great shape. It has a cork disk drag, and round drag knob on the back plate with detents at each level of drag. There is new 40lb braid backing (150 yds) on the reel. $1200 CDN Shipped in NA
. Kola Salmon LA (LHW -reversible). This is a modern large arbour reel 4-1/4" diameter, with plenty of capacity for the largest long belly lines. I bought this reel 4 years ago from Just Reels (Jr. Spey). It was described as a prototype, that had some patent infringements and therefore would not be marketed in NA. It is constructed from Aluminum, and has a lovely titanium anodizing. This reel might have seen 6-10 days total use; it is in like-new condition. It has a draw-bar drag system with a carbon disk, silent on the intake and soft (Tibor-like) purr on the outtake. I gave considerable thought to bringing this to Boca Grande for Tarpon, but I am not sure the top-end is strong enough. Perfectly adequate for andronomous though! 200 yds of orange dacron is on the reel. $450 CDN Shipped in NA. Full offer an I will throw in an Airflo Long Belly with multi tips.
Bogdan #2 Large Salmon (RHW). 3-3/4" Diameter. The deal with this one: I bought it about 18 months ago from an auction in Maine, thinking that I'd get Stephen to convert to LHW. It now seems like thas may be a pipe dream, and I don't want it hanging around without the prospect of getting used. The reel is definitely used, with a moderate amount of boat rash, but not the worst example that I've seen. Its likely from the 70's with the gold anodizing on the frame and spool. The reel foot has initials engraved (from the original owner I presume). All in all, it's a terrific example of a spey sized Bogdan that's seen some honest use and would be at home on the river without having to baby it. It has 150 yds of 30lb braid on it. $2500 CDN Shipped in NA.
As stated above, I will post pics on Monday when I get to my work computer. If anyone has interest, you can PM me but it would be faster to respond through email at [email protected]