Video: Inside Bogdan Fly Reels - Examining the Famous Bogdan Drag System

Video: Inside Bogdan Fly Reels - Examining the Famous Bogdan Drag System

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Bogdan fly reels are among the most celebrated reels in the history of fly fishing. Made by the father-son duo Stan and Steve Bogdan in their Nashua, New Hampshire workshop, these reels developed a tremendous following among angling luminaries on salmon rivers around the world. They remain one of the most coveted reels available anywhere and hold pride of place in most anglers collections. Today we're going to take a closer look at what makes Bogdan fly reels so famous, including taking the reel apart to have a closer look at the innovative Bogdan drag design, one that remained largely unchanged for the better part of seven decades. As any Bogdan aficionado will tell you, there is a good reason for that, as they were not only capable of stopping large fish, but would do so year after year with a minimum of upkeep.
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Meet Artist Galen Mercer

Meet Artist Galen Mercer

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We recently sat down to talk withold friend and artist Galen Mercer to talk a little bit about his approach to painting, early influences, and how his time on the river informs his work.
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Testing a New Rod Model

Testing a New Rod Model

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One of the best parts of being a rodmaker is testing out new rod models. This past summer I put together a new 6' #4 design and was able to take the prototype on a trip to the Poconos.
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