For sale here is an Otto Zwarg Saguenay Model 300 salmon fly reel in the 3/0 size. Serial number D228. Made in St. Petersburg right after the move from Brooklyn. This reel is in excellent condition and all original.
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 and many other listed here at Vintage Fly Tackle comes from the esteemed reel collection of Tom Greene of Lighthouse Point, Florida. Tom is the owner of Custom Rod and Reel. He's also collected classic fishing reels of all varieties for over 50 years. From Kentucky reels to fly reels to big game reels, Tom has amassed one of the most respected collections in the world.