Forbes, J. Austin - Saltwater Disc Drag II Model 6840 fly reel
For sale here is a J. Austin Forbes Saltwater Disc Drag II Model 6840 fly reel. Tarpon/Albacore model. 4" diameter made for a 10wt line plus 350 yds of 20' micron. The reel weighs 8.6 oz. Left hand retrieve. Amazing drag strength. Palmable spool flange. Near mint condition with a couple of very minor handling marks. The reel has never been fished. Comes with a felt-lined presentation wooden box.
The J.A.F. Saltwater uses a space-age carbon fiber drag system, proven world-wide, that dissipates the heat and gives a super performance year after year. Ultra light-weight but ready to take on the toughest conditions, the JAF Saltwater is made of fully anodized bar stock aluminum and features an easy to release spool and a stable grip drag knob. It is salt resistant, has a leader lok, pillar line guards, and its reel foot is dovetailed to ensure stability.