Ever find yourself having to go back and look up the specifications for a Bogdan or other classic reel? It happens to us too. Here we've started what we hope will be an easy "one stop shop" to check reel specifications for models from a number of classic makers. This is a work in progress but we'll be continuing to add to it over time so please check back in frequently to see what is new. We hope it's helpful!
Here are the standard catalog Bogdan reels that Stan and Steve made during their tenure at the workbench. As with many reelmakers they also made prototypes, custom reels, and small one-off productions, so we have only included here their primary offerings. If you are looking for a specific Bogdan, make sure to visit our page of Bogdan fly reels currently in stock.
Charlton reels were made by Jack Charlton from 1991 until 2003, and below you'll find the standard catalog specifications for the models he offered. If you are looking for a specific Charlton, make sure to visit our page of Charlton reels currently in stock.
Hardy Brothers was a prolific producer of fly reels, and many reels were made as custom or special order designs, particularly for high-profile clients. Listed below are a number of catalogued reels that were offered to the public. Given the sheer number of reels we have only broken out the detailed specifications of those that modern anglers are likely to use. If you are looking for a specific Hardy, make sure to visit our page of Hardy fly reels currently in stock.
From 1990 until 2015 Bob Corsetti and his son-in-law made a number of classic style models in their New Hampshire workshop. The sizes and specifications are listed below. If you are looking for a specific reel, make sure to visit our page of Peerless fly reels currently in stock.
Below is a list of production and bench-made reels that Joe has made since 1980. The Deluxe series hews closer to the original Vom Hofe style reels, and the Mark series incorporates some more modern elements in them. Joe has also made a number of different limited models outside of his main offerings. If you are looking for a specific reel, make sure to visit our page of Saracione fly reels currently in stock.
The Vom Hofe company made a variety of reels during their heyday, including many custom models and one-offs. The following models were mainstays in their product catalog over the years. As always, matching line weight and capacity is tricky since there were no line standards at the time, and backing lines were quite different. But even if the use is slightly different the basic reel specifications are accurate. If you are looking for a specific model, make sure to visit our page of Edward Vom Hofe fly reels currently in stock.
Otto Zwarg made relatively few models and they were almost identical to the Vom Hofe specifications. Not surprising given Zwarg's association with the Vom Hofe company! If you are looking for a specific model make sure to visit our page of Otto Zwarg fly reels currently in stock.