For sale here is a Siskiyou Design Classic double-disc drag fly reel for a7 or8 weight line.Right hand retrieve. Near mint+ condition. Made in Oregon, USA. Comes with the standard Arne Mason leather case.
Here's the current day description of this model from Hodge & Sons' website: If you’re into "The big tug!", then our floating double-disc drag fly reels will be the right tool for any species...Salmon/Steelhead to Tarpon or Billfish! Our unique double-disc drag works with the same basic design principle as disk brakes on your car. There are two big differences: 1) Ours is a full-contact drag pad that covers the full surface of the drag disc. Without this, a fly reel drag will hydro-plane if/when it gets wet. 2) Other cork disc drags on the market use a similar technique, but because we have cork bonded to two sides of a disc that spins (vs. spinning the spool against the fixed cork), we get double the drag surface area. This unique design gives us a great drag range in only 180-degrees of rotation of the drag knob. Other drag systems on the market have you crank the drag knob multiple 360-degree rotations to get from free-spool to tight...we know right where we're at just by touching the drag knob. These reels incorporate the same high quality materials and workmanship found in our other reels: German Nickel Silver on the bearing cap, side cover lock and disc-drag adjustment knob (13 individual settings) as well as a removable side-cover to change the spool and turn on/off the out going clicker or adjust the range of the adjustable drag. These reels also have a palming rim that looks like it is part of the frame...it is actually a two-piece design that is anodized green in the center to match the opposite side cover, and champagne gold on the palming rim to match the frame and spool. Total run-out between the palming rim and frame is less than .002-inches...barely noticeable to the naked eye.
Personal comments from H&S: This is our favorite reel! We use it for Salmon, Steelhead, Bonefish, Dorado (aka Mahi Mahi...Dolphin Fish), Baby Tarpon...Shooting heads & Full lines.
Capacity: 150yds 20lbs Dacron backing, WF8F Weight: 8.8 oz.
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