Otto Zwarg Model 400 Laurentian Fly Reel - size 4/0 with box
For sale here is an Otto Zwarg Model 400 Laurentian salmon fly reel - size 4/0. Made in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1960. Serial number O35. This one is in excellent condition. The ebonite may have been professionally polished at some time in its life. The fourth photo shows a lighter section on the ebonite front plate beside the rings. 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. The business card pictured is not included in the sale.
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.
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