Bogdan Model 2 Salmon Reel 3 3/4" RHW [SALE PENDING]
A Bogdan gold-colored reel, 3 3/4" in diameter and set up for RHW. This reel appears to be the model 2 salmon, but has had several modifications made along the way. The brake shoes are Micarta, indicating a pre-1963 date of manufacture, but the drag adjuster has ten positions, and the crank, foot, oil port cover, and poacher's knob are all silver. The spool width is 1 3/8". One Bogdan authority we spoke to about this reel has suggested that it may have begun as a 300M (which would have had a 1 5/8" spool width) but was later given a narrower frame, perhaps at the same time receiving the other updates. This reel shows light use with some rash at the bottom of the frame and there is a slight twist to the end of the reel foot (shown above). Designed to hold a #10 line with 200 yards of backing. The drag works beautifully and is mechanically sound. Double action multiplying retrieve. This reel has landed a few salmon and is ready for plenty more.