Otto Zwarg Model 300 Saguenay fly reel - size 3/0 (Brooklyn)
For sale here is an Otto Zwarg Model 300 Saguenay salmon fly reel - size 3/0. Excellent condition. This is one of the rare reels with the Brooklyn marking on the oil cap. Serial number B135 from the 2nd year of production (1947). The drag is still perfectly strong and smooth. Full length and unmolested reel foot. Also comes with its original leather reel case in superb condition as well. The only item to note is a very minor chip in the inner ebonite ring, which is difficult to photograph and doesn't affect the reel's performance. The reel has been professionally cleaned and polished as well, resulting in a gorgeous piece of Zwarg's early reel-making history.
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.