Otto Zwarg Model 400 Laurentian Fly Reel - rare size 6/0
For sale here is an Otto Zwarg Model 400 Laurentian salmon fly reel in the rare 6/0 size. Made in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1958. Serial number M103. This one is in excellent+++ condition and all original. The drag is still perfectly strong and smooth. Full length foot and not filed. It also comes with the original Zwarg-supplied cardboard box that fits the reel perfectly.
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.