Charlton 8500 0.8 Signature Series Fly Reel


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For sale here is a Charlton 8500 Signature Series 0.8 fly reel in excellent overall condition with normal wear. There is a ding in the anodizing on the drag plate as can be seen in the photos. Carbon fiber drag. Left hand retrieve. Serial number SS10298. The 0.8 spool can fit a WF8+150 30# or a WF10+160 20#. Comes with its original cordura reel pouch. 

Known by anglers and collectors as the flagships products of the Charlton™ stand-alone saltwater fleet, the Charlton™ 8500 Signature Series was produced with unparalleled quality. Available in three widths, .8, 1.2 and 1.6, each size includes the legendary sealed, self-adjusting carbon fiber disk drag, includes over 9-square inches of surface area, and boasts five, oversized aerospace precision bearings. A large arbor design gives the angler over 1 foot of line retrieve per revolution. Meticulously coated with a high-polished, deep black Type III anodized finish with matte reliefs. Fully machined from high-grade aluminum and steel. Maintenance free.

This reel comes from the estate of Dr. Paul Hermann. You can find some of Dr. Hermann's reels for sale here.