A very nice Joe Saracione Mark IV trout Fly Reel, 2 3/4" in diameter and set up for RHW. This is the rarer all-black model that I believe Joe no longer offers. Mint condition. Fixed check. Serial number "431" stamped into the side of the foot. Machined from 6061-T6 aluminum alloy with a 300 series stainless steel and silicone bronze. The spool width is 13/16” and the reel weighs 5.7 ounces. Designed to hold #4/5/6 lines, and with capacity for 50 yards of 20# dacron when loaded with a DT5F or WF6F. Comes with the original box and neoprene pouch. An excellent little trout reel by one of the best!
This reel comes from the collection of Dr. Earl Fleegler, a passionate angler and well-known collector in the fly fishing community as well as a renowned hand surgeon. Dr. Fleegler was close friends with a number of angling luminaries including Tom Maxwell, Vince Marinaro, and Stan Bogdan (among others) and devoted considerable effort to collecting some of the finest tackle available from masters of the craft.