For sale here is an Otto Zwarg Model 300 salmon fly reel in the 3/0 size. Serial number E 178. Made in St. Petersburg. This one is in excellent condition and all original. The side plates in person aren't as brown as the photos make them appear. However, as with all of my items, if you aren't satisfied upon receipt, return it for a refund. Zwarg reels were first made in Brooklyn, before moving to St. Petersburg, FL where the bulk of his reels were made. As head of reel making for Vom Hofe, Zwarg worked with the world class fisherman who followed him when he was granted the right to make the Vom Hofe style reels under his own name. Only Zwarg made his reels even tougher. If you weigh Vom Hofe and Zwarg reels of the same size, you will find the Zwargs are slightly heavier, owing to Zwarg's use of heavier internal gearing and braking.
This reel is no longer for sale