Bogdan 00 Grilse Reel - RHW

SKU: 731

A nice Bogdan Model 00 "Grilse" salmon reel, set up for RHW. 3 1/4" diameter with a 1 5/32" spool width. This is the smallest of the Bogdan salmon reels, perfect for lighter single-handed rods. Black sideplates and drag adjuster with a silver frame and spool, along with a silver handle, foot, oil port cover, poacher's knob, and the standard Bogdan nameplate. This reel comes from the collection of Frank Godchaux III, an avid salmon fisherman whose reels are featured in Graydon Hilyard's book on the Bogdans. Notably, Mr. Godchaux had many of his reels engraved by the celebrated engraver EC Prudhomme (1911-1990) known by sportsman for his masterly gun engraving. Here, Prudhomme has engraved a beautiful triad of Mr. Godchaux's initials in a lovely script, offset by a salmon fly and a leaping salmon engraving to the lower left and right, respectively, all done on the faceplate. This reel is mechanically sound but has moderate cosmetic use, with rim rash around most of the rim and one notable scratch near the foot. The owner's name has also been lightly scratched into the rim near the foot. The sideplates have some moderate cosmetic use with a few light scratches here and there. The drag adjuster has some brassing. The foot is nice and straight and has a sticker affixed to the underside "#9 Moise line" - talk about some salmon fishing mojo! The non-visible inside part of the spool also has the owner's initials and reel model scratched very lightly into it, and on the other non-visible sides about 10 small lines fanning out from the center of spool. This reel is set up with a 2:1 multiplier retrieve. Comes in a suede brown leather bag.