Otto Zwarg Model 400 Laurentian Fly Reel - Size 4/0
For sale here is an Otto Zwarg Model 400 Laurentian salmon fly reel in size 4/0. Multiplier. Made in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1954. Serial number I89. This one is in excellent+++ condition and all original. The drag is still perfectly strong and smooth. The foot may have been shaped slightly on both ends.
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.
This reel comes from the estate of Dr. Paul Hermann. You can find some of Dr. Hermann's reels for sale here.