For sale here is an Otto Zwarg Model 400 Laurentian salmon fly reel - size 4/0. Made in St. Petersburg, FL in 1955. Serial number J75. Right hand retrieve. Excellent condition overall. Model 400s were made with a multiplying gear. The drag is still perfectly strong and smooth. Full length foot and not filed. There is what appears to be a screwdriver "oops" on the front plate, but this is purely cosmetic and doesn't result in a crack on either side. The reel comes with presumably its original leather case marked 4/0.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to acquire a Zwarg in wonderful original condition and in a highly desirable size.
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.