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!

Stan Bogdan | CharltonHardy | Paul Hermann (coming soon) | Maurice NoelPeerless | Joe Saracione | Edward vom Hofe | AL Walker (coming soon) | Otto Zwarg

Bogdan Fly Reel Models & Sizes

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

Model Diameter Spool Width Weight (oz) Line Backing Capacity Retrieve Drag Notes
Trout Models Baby Trout Narrow 2 3/4" 3/4" 4 3 50 yds #20 1:1
Click and Pawl
Baby Trout Wide 2 3/4" 31/32" 4.25 4
50 yds #20
1:1
Click and Pawl
Trout 3 1/4"
3/4"
5 5
50 yds #20
1:1
Click and Pawl
Large Trout
3 1/4"
31/32"
5.5 7
50 yds #20
1:1
Click and Pawl
Salmon Models Steelhead 3 1/4" 1 5/32" 6 9 75 yds #20 1:1 Click and Pawl
Large Steelhead 3 1/2"
1 5/32"
7.5 9 150 yds #20 1:1 Click and Pawl
00 Grilse 3 1/4" 1 5/32" 10 7 75 yds #20 2:1 Double Brake
50 Lt. Salmon 3 1/2" 1 5/32" 9 9 110 yds #20 1:1
Double Brake
0 Salmon
3 1/4"
1 3/8" 11 9 150 yds #20 2:1
Double Brake
100 Light Salmon 3 1/2" 1 5/32" 11 9 110 yds #20 2:1
Double Brake
150 Salmon 3 1/2" 1 3/8" 12 10 175 yds #20 2:1
Double Brake
1 Salmon 3 3/4" 1 3/16" 13 10 150 yds #20 2:1
Double Brake
2 Salmon 3 3/4" 1 3/8" 14 11 225 yds #20 2:1
Double Brake
300 Salmon 3 3/4" 1 5/8" 15 12 225 yds #20 2:1
Double Brake
400 Salmon 4" 1 5/8" 16.5 12 275 yds #20 2:1
Double Brake

 

Charlton Fly Reel Models & Sizes

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.

Model (Frame) Spool Diameter Spool Width Weight (oz) Capacity Drag
 Models 8350C 1-2 3" .7"

3

WF2F & 60 yds of 20# Sealed Carbon Fiber Disc Drag
8350C 1-4
3"
.7"
3.1 WF4F & 85 yds of 20# Sealed Carbon Fiber Disc Drag
8450C 3-4 3 1/2" .75" 4.3 WF4F & 95 yds of 20# Sealed Carbon Fiber Disc Drag
8450C
5-6
3 1/2"
.75"
4.7 WF6F & 135 yds of 20# Sealed Carbon Fiber Disc Drag
8450C
7-8
3 1/2"
.75"
5.3 WF8F & 160 yds of 20# Sealed Carbon Fiber Disc Drag
8500SS 3 3/4" 0.8" 9.3 WF8F & 240yds of 20# Sealed Carbon Fiber Disc Drag
8500SS
3 3/4"

1.2"

10 WF10F & 275yds of 30# Sealed Carbon Fiber Disc Drag
8500SS
3 3/4"
1.6" 10.9 WF12F & 375yds of 30# Sealed Carbon Fiber Disc Drag
8500SST
3 3/4"
0.8" 13.6 WF8F & 240yds of 20# Sealed Carbon Fiber Disc Drag
8500SST
3 3/4"
1.2" 14.3 WF10F & 275yds of 30# Sealed Carbon Fiber Disc Drag
8500SST
3 3/4"
1.6" 14.9 WF12F & 375yds of 30# Sealed Carbon Fiber Disc Drag
8550C SS Bonefish 4 1/2" 1.2" 11.7 WF8F & 270yds of 20# Sealed Carbon Fiber Disc Drag
8550C SS
Tarpon
4 1/2"
1.2"
12.8 WF12F & 370yds of 30# Sealed Carbon Fiber Disc Drag
8550C SS
Spey
4 1/2"
1.2"
12.3 DT11F & 230yds of 30# Sealed Carbon Fiber Disc Drag
8550C SS
Offshore
4 1/2"
1.2"
13.2 WF12F & 470yds of 30# Sealed Carbon Fiber Disc Drag
8550C SST Bonefish
4 1/2"
1.2"
12.7 WF8F & 270yds of 20# Sealed Carbon Fiber Disc Drag
8550C SST Tarpon
4 1/2"
1.2"
13.8 WF12F & 370yds of 30# Sealed Carbon Fiber Disc Drag
8550C SST Spey
4 1/2"
1.2"
13.3 DT11F & 230yds of 30# Sealed Carbon Fiber Disc Drag
8550C SST Offshore
4 1/2"
1.2"
14.2 WF12F & 470yds of 30# Sealed Carbon Fiber Disc Drag
8600B SS 4 3/4"
1.2"
16 WF13F & 500yds+ of 30# Sealed Carbon Fiber Disc Drag
8600B SST
4 3/4"
1.2"
17 WF13F & 500yds+ of 30# Sealed Carbon Fiber Disc Drag

Hardy Fly Reel Models & Sizes

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

Model Diameter Spool Width Weight (oz) Line Backing Capacity Retrieve Drag Production Dates
Original Reels
Brass Bronzed Crankwind Reel 1880 - 1909
Brass Bronzed Platewind Reel 2 1/4" - 5" 1880 - 1920
Brass & Ebonite Platewind Reel
2 1/4" - 5"
1880 - 1896
Hercules Bronzed Brass Platewind Reel
2 1/4" - 5"
1886 - 1903
The Field 2 5/8" - 6" 1895 - 1907
Combined Fly & Spinning Reel 2 3/4" - 5" 1894 - 1897
Nottingham 3" - 5" 1888 - 1921
Ocean Reel 4 1/2" - 7" 1894 - 1911
Farne 5 1/2" - 7" 1896 - 1939
The Brass Perfect 2 1/4" - 5 1/4" 1891 - 1898
Brass Faced Perfect
2 1/4" - 5 1/4" ??
1895 - 1910
Wide Drum and Contracted Alloy Perfect 2 1/2" - 6" 1894 - Current
Bougle 3" 4 1/4 oz 1903 - 1939
Special Perfect 3 1/4"
1905 - 1939
Silent Perfect 3 5/8" 1908 - 1910
The Silex 3" - 4 1/2" 1896 - 1911
Silex No. 2 2 7/8" - 4 1/2" 1911 - 1922
Silex Major 3" - 4 1/2" 1923 - 1952
Super Silex 3 1/2" - 4 1/2" 1928 - 1953
Super Silex Multiplier 3 1/4” - 3 1/2” 2:1 1930 - 1939
Sea Silex 4 1/2" - 7" 1914 - 1959
Silex Rex 4:1 1935 - 1937
Silex Jewel
3" - 4 1/2"
1954 - 1960
Silex Superba 4" 1960 - 1971
Uniqua 2 5/8" - 3 5/8" 1903 - Current
St George 3", 3 3/4" 1911 - 1983
St George Wide Drum Salmon 4 1/2" 1920-1924
St George Junior 2 9/16" 3 1/8 oz 1928 - 1963
St George Multiplier 3 3/8", 3 3/4" 2:1 1927 - 1939 
St John No. 1 3 7/8" 15/16" 6 1/4 oz none 1923 - 1937
St John No. 2
3 7/8"
15/16"
7 5/8 oz DT8 / WF9 80-100 yards 1923 - 1993
Longstone 5 1/8" 1904 - 1997
Mr Mallet's Pattern 4 1/2" 1927 - 1939
General Harrison's Pattern 4 1/2", 5", 6" 1929 - 1939
Fortuna 3 1/2" - 9" 1921 - 1966
Natal 4 1/2", 5 1/2", 7 1/2" 200 - 300 yds 1923 - 1948
Filey 4 1/2" 200 yds 1925 - 1939
Sunbeam 2 3/4", 3", 3 1/4" Mark I 1924 - 1957, 1978 - 1983
Davy 3 1/2" 17/32" 6 oz Duplicated Mark II 1930 - 1939
Barton Dry Fly 3 1/4" 7 3/4 oz 1934 - 1939
Cascapedia 3 1/8" (1/0), 3 3/8" (2/0), 3 5/8" (3/0), 3 3/4" (4/0) 2.5 : 1 1932 - 1939
The Fly Reel  3 3/8", 3 3/4" (ventilated) 1940 - 1948
Goodwin 4" circa 1940 - 1959
The Lightweight 3 3/16" 3 1/4 oz / 3 1/2 oz 1936 - 1964
Lightweight Series (Post-War)
- LRH Lightweight 3 3/16" 3 1/2 oz 1951 - Current
- Princess 3", 3 1/4", 3 1/2" 1953 - 2003
- Featherweight 2 7/8" 3 oz 1960 - Current
- Zenith 3 3/8" 1 1/8" 7 1/4 oz 1960 - 2003
 - Flyweight 2 1/2" 1961 - Current
- St Andrew 4 1/8" 9 oz Compensating Check 1962 - 1969
 - St Aidan 3 3/4" 6 oz 1964 - 2003
- Husky
3 3/8"
1964 - 1969
Hydra 3 1/8", 3 1/2", 3 3/4", 4 3/8" 1958 - 1967
Gem 3 1/4", 3 5/8" 1962 - 1969
Marquis Series 1970 - Current
 - Marquis Multiplier 4, 6, 8/9 1971 - 1972
- Marquis Disc 1996 - 2001
- Marquis Salmon 2009
Viscount 1969 - 2003
Prince 5/6, 7/8 1984 - 1991
Golden Prince 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12 1984 - 1996
Ocean Prince 3 3/4" 11 - 11 1/4 oz 1984 - 1997
Golden Sovereign 3/4/5, 5/6/7, 9/10, 11/12 1990 - 1997
Sovereign 2000 2/3/4 - 9/10/111 1998 - 2001
Ultralight 2 7/8" - 4" 1993 - 2006
Reissued Classics
St George Hotspur
4 1/4"
9-10, 10-11
2009
Cascapedia Mark I -Brunswick Trout 1/0
2 7/8"
2-5
2000
Cascapedia Mark I - Salmon 4/0
4 3/16" 9-11 2000
Cascapedia Mark II - Trout 2/3/4, 5/6/7 2004 (Korean Made)
Cascapedia Mark II - Salmon 8/9, 10/11
2004 (Korean Made)

 

Paul Hermann Fly Reel Models & Sizes

(coming soon)

 

Maurice Noel Fly Reel Models & Sizes

If you are looking for a specific reel, make sure to visit our page of Maurice Noel fly reels currently in stock

Model Diameter Spool Width Weight (oz) Line Backing Capacity Retrieve Drag Notes
Trout #50 2 5/8" .85" 4.2 #4 100 yds of 20# 1:1 Gear and Pawl
Trout #150 3" 3/4" 5.5 #5 100 yds of 20# 1:1
Drum and Brake
SA200B&S 3 1/4" 1 3/8" 9.5 #9 200 yds of 20# 1:1
Drum and Brake
SA200TD
3 1/4"
1 1/4" 11 #9
150 yds of 20#​
1:1
Drum and Brake
M200TD
3 1/4" 1 1/4" 11.5
#9
150 yds of 20#​
2:1
Drum and Brake
SA200TT 3 1/4" 1 1/4" 12 #9
150 yds of 20#
1:1
Drum and Brake
M200TT 3 1/4" 1 1/4" 12.5
#9
150 yds of 20#
2:1
Drum and Brake
SA500TD 4" 1 1/4" 15 #10
250 yds of 30#
1:1 Drum and Brake
M500TD 4" 1 1/4" 15.5 #10
250 yds of 30#
2:1
Drum and Brake
SA500TT 4" 1 1/4" 16 #10
250 yds of 30#
1:1
Drum and Brake
M500TT 4" 1 1/4" 16.5 #10
250 yds of 30#
2:1 Drum and Brake
SA500TD-Spey 4" 1 1/2" 15.5 #10/11/12 200 yds of 30# 1:1
Drum and Brake
M500TD-Spey
4"
1 1/2"
16
#10/11/12
200 yds of 30#
2:1
Drum and Brake
SA500TT-Spey
4"
1 1/2"
17
#10/11/12
200 yds of 30#
1:1
Drum and Brake
M500TT-Spey
4"
1 1/2"
17.5
#10/11/12
200 yds of 30#
2:1
Drum and Brake

 

Peerless Fly Reel Models & Sizes

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.

  Model Diameter Spool Width Weight (oz) Line Backing Capacity Retrieve Drag Notes
Classic Design 1A 2 3/4" 1 5/32"​ 4.6 4 WF3F & 30yds of 20# 1:1 Click & Pawl
1 1/2 3" 1 5/32"​ 4.8 5 DT5F & 30yds of 20# 1:1 Click & Pawl
2A 3 1/4" 1 5/32"​ 5.3 6 DT5F & 60yds of 20# 1:1 Click & Pawl
3A 3 1/4" 1 5/8" 5.5 8 WF7F & 150yds of 20# 1:1 Click & Pawl
4A 4 1/2"
1 5/8"
8 11 DT11F & 150yds of 20# 1:1 Click & Pawl
5 3 1/4" 1 3/4" 8 7 WF7F & 150yds of 20# 1:1 Click & Pawl
6 3 1/2" 2" 9.8 9 WF9F & 225yds of 30# 1:1 Click & Pawl
Raised Pillar 77 2 1/2" 1 5/8" 4.2 3 1:1 Click & Pawl
77 Midge 2 3/4" 4.7 4 1:1 Click & Pawl

 

Joe Saracione Fly Reel Models & Sizes

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.

Model Diameter Spool Width Weight (oz) Line Backing Capacity Retrieve Drag Notes
Saracione Classic American
Mark Series
Mark I Trout 1995 - 2001
Mark II
Mark IV 2 3/4" 13/16" 5.1 1/2/3 50-75 yards Click & Pawl 2007 - ??
3" 13/16" 5.7 3/4 75-100 yards Click & Pawl
3 1/4" 13/16" 6.3 5/6 100-150 yards Click & Pawl
3 1/2" 1 1/16" 5/6/7 100-150 yards Click & Pawl
3 1/2" Narrow 15/16"  6/7 150 yards Disc Drag
3 1/2" Wide 1 5/32" 5/6/7 175 yards Disc Drag
3 3/4" Narrow 15/16" 7/8 175 yards Disc Drag
3 3/4" Wide 1 5/32" 14.4 7/8/9 200 yards Disc Drag
4" 1 5/32" 8/9/10 225 yards Disc Drag
4 1/4" 1 5/32" 9/10/11 250 yards Disc Drag
4 3/4" Alta 1 5/32" 10/11/12 250 yards Disc Drag
Mark V 3 1/4" 1 5/32” 9 6/7/8 (single) - 3/4/5/6 (double) 125 yards 1:1 Sealed Disc Drag 2015 - Current
3 1/4" Multiplier 1 5/32” 10.5 6/7/8 (single) - 3/4/5/6 (double) 125 yards 2:1 Sealed Disc Drag
3 1/2" 1 5/32” 10 8/9 (single) - 5/6/7 (double) 150 yards 1:1 Sealed Disc Drag
3 1/2" Multiplier 1 5/32” 11.5 8/9 (single) - 5/6/7 (double) 150 yards 2:1 Sealed Disc Drag
3 3/4"  1 5/32” 11.5 6/7/8 125 yards 1:1 Sealed Disc Drag
3 3/4" Multiplier 1 5/32” 13
6/7/8
125 yards
2:1 Sealed Disc Drag
4" 1 5/32” 12 8/9/10 150  1:1
Sealed Disc Drag
4" Gear & Pawl 1 1/16” 12
6/7/8/9
180 
1:1 Gear & Pawl
4" Multiplier 1 5/32” 13.5
8/9/10
150
2:1
Sealed Disc Drag
4 1/4" 1 5/32” 13.5 9/10/11 225 1:1 Sealed Disc Drag
4 1/4" Gear & Pawl 1 1/16” 12.6 8/9/10 225+ 1:1 Gear & Pawl
4 1/4" Multiplier 1 5/32” 15 9/10/11 225 2:1 Sealed Disc Drag
4 3/4" Alta 1 5/32” 16.5 9/10/11 300+ 1:1 Sealed Disc Drag
4 3/4" Alta Multiplier 1 5/32” 18 9/10/11 300+ 2:1 Sealed Disc Drag
Deluxe Series Deluxe 1990 - ??
Deluxe II Trout
Deluxe II Salmon
Deluxe Salmon SD
Perfection Series
EVH Perfection
Monarch Series
M32
3 1/5" 1" 8
M35
3 1/2" 1"
M40
4" 14.2 8/9
Islamorada Series #8 4" 10 8 225 yards 2012
#10
4 1/2"
13.2
10 225 yards #30 2012
#12
4 1/2" 14 12 300 yards #30 2012
Wedding Cake Tribute
Bonefish 3 1/2" 1"
Permit 3 7/8" 1 1/16"​
Tarpon 4 1/4" 1 1/8"
Dave Inks Series No 1
No 2 3 3/4" 15/16" 10 8/9 225 yards #30
No 3 4 1/2" 1 1/8" 13 13 350 yards #30

Edward Vom Hofe Fly Reel Models & Sizes

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.

Model Diameter Spool Width Weight (oz) Line Capacity Retrieve Drag Notes

Peerless 350 / 355

5 2" 40 yds 1:1
4 2 1/8" 60 yds
1:1
3.5 2 3/8" 13/16" 80 yds
1:1
3 2 1/2" 7/8"
4.5
100 yds
1:1
2 2 3/4" 5 150 yds
1:1
1 3" 5.75 200 yds
1/0 3 1/8"
1 3/16"
6.5
250 yds
Perfection 360 5
2"
40 yds
1:1
4
2 1/8"
60 yds
1:1
3.5
2 3/8"
13/16"
80 yds
1:1
3
2 1/2"
7/8"
4.5
100 yds
1:1
2
2 3/4"
5
150 yds
1:1
1
3"
5.75
200 yds
1/0
3 1/8"
1 3/16"
6.5
250 yds
Cascapedia 403 / 413 2/0 3 3/8"
1 3/8"
1:1
3/0 3 5/8"
1 7/16"
1:1
3 3/4" diameter pre-1907
4/0 3 7/8"
1 11/16"
1:1
4" diameter pre-1907
5/0 4 1/4"
1:1
6/0
4 1/4"
1 3/4"
1:1
Restigouche 423 1/0 3 1/8" 1 3/16" 7.5
1:1
2/0 3 3/8" 1 3/8" 10.5
1:1
3/0 3 5/8" 1 7/16" 11.25
1:1
4/0 3 7/8" 1 11/16" 15
1:1
5/0 4 3/8" (1889) - 4 1/4" (1907)
1:1
Only offered pre-1907
6/0 4 1/4" 1 3/4" 17
1:1
Col. Thompson 484 1/0 3 1/8"
1 3/16"
10.5
250 yds
3:1
Griswold 496 4/0
3 7/8"
1 11/16"
500 yds 3:1
6/0
4 1/4"
1 3/4"
600 yds 3:1
Tobique 504 1/0 3 1/8" 1 3/16" 7.5 250 yds 2 1/8 : 1
2/0 3 3/8" 1 3/8" 10.5 300 yds
2 1/8 : 1
3/0 3 5/8" 1 7/16" 11.25 400 yds
2 1/8 : 1
4/0 3 7/8" 1 11/16" 15 500 yds
2 1/8 : 1
6/0 4 1/4" 1 3/4" 17 600 yds
2 1/8 : 1

 

Otto Zwarg Fly Reel Models & Sizes

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.

Model Diameter Spool Width Weight (oz) Line Backing Capacity Retrieve Drag Notes
Saguenay 300 1/0 3 1/8" 1 3/16" 7.25 1:1
2/0 3 3/8" 1 3/8" 9.5
1:1
3/0 3 5/8" 1 7/16" 11.75
1:1
4/0 3 7/8" 1 11/16" 13.5
1:1
6/0 4 1/4" 1 3/4" 16
1:1
Laurentian 400 1/0 3 1/8"
1 3/16"
7.5 2:1
2/0 3 3/8"
1 3/8"
10.5
2:1
3/0 3 5/8"
1 7/16"
12.25
2:1
4/0 3 7/8"
1 11/16"
14.5
2:1
6/0 4 1/4"
1 3/4"
16.5
2:1