Otto Zwarg "Z Reel" Model 300 Saguenay Fly Reel - Size 4/0


For sale here is a very scarce Otto Zwarg Model 300 (Saguenay) salmon fly reel in the 4/0 size. This is a "Z reel" meaning the time period between the move from Brooklyn and before the St Petersburg die stamp was made for the oil port covers. It is VERY hard to find a Z reel. Serial number B 1. This one is in excellent condition and all original. There are a couple of dings in one of the rings as shown in last photo although this doesn't affect the reel mechanically in any way. 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.

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