An exceptionally rare AT Forra #3 fly reel from Swiss maker Alexander Troehler. Set up for RHW. This reel diameter is listed at 92mm (or approximately 3 5/8") and the full width at approximately 3 5/16". It weighs 12.4 ounces on my scale. This Forra model was originally created for rods in the 12-14 ft range and line weights up to a #10 with capacity for 140 meters of 30lb backing. The reel is mint and unused. Precision machining is evident in this interesting classic/modern hybrid design, which has been machined from aluminum but ALTEF coated to create a protective layer that penetrates into the aluminum and gives it strong scratch and saltwater resistance. The drag is a 3-point system that is adjustable via a 16 stop dial on the faceplate. The frame is a dark black color while the spool is bronze, and the foot, crank, and the mounting for the drag adjuster which are silver (the drag adjuster itself is black). Solid spool design. "AT Forra No. 3" has been lightly engraved into the faceplate and "Designed and Crafted in Switzerland by Alexander Troehler" into the exterior of the frame cross-section. The reel comes in a handsome circular leather case and box with model details noted on the outside. A very interesting and unusual reel, I believe these were once sold through Thomas and Thomas, and I have come across very few of them.
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