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BiMetal Reel

The Brown Trout and Cutthroat Trout Reels were designed in 2003 right after the highly successful Classic Reel. I wanted interesting reels that would be both 19th Century traditional yet easy to maintain, and certainly lighter weight for shorter rods. both the Brown and Cutthroat Reels have internal self lubrication, single screw take down, and firm adjustable drag tension on a click pawl and cog system.

"This reel is a most elegant reel to match the most prestigious cane rod. It appeals to everyone because it is very functional and it is simple and easy to use." -- Tai Nakamura, 2010.



The Brown Trout Reel

The Brown Trout Reel is an elegant step up in classic reel design with special, new perforated face plate and new back plate. The back plate features an elegant nickel silver and bronze medallion at the center. The face plate with its circle of red dots inside the circle of ports makes this reel very unique and frankly the first reel to be handled at the shows.

On the River: At right, Brown Trout Reel with elegant Tufts and Batson Rod, courtesy of JFL, Norway.

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Brown Trout Reel Models and Specifications
 Model Frame Diameter       Line Capacity  * Frame Width Reel Weight    Price
GBT-274     2.75 inch DT-4 Wt. 25 yards backing     1.26 inch   5.4 ounce $1,495.00
GBT-275     2.75 inch DT-5 Wt. 25 yards backing     1.32 inch   5.4 ounce $1,495.00
GBT-305     3.0 inch WF-5 Wt. 50 yards backing     1.20 inch   5.5 ounce $1,550.00
GBT-306     3.0 inch WF-6 Wt. 50 yards backing     1.26 inch   5.6 ounce $1,550.00
GBT-306D     3.0 inch WF-6 Wt. 125 yards backing     1.32 inch   5.7 ounce $1,550.00
 
    * Synthetic line with 20 lb. Micron backing

 
Reel Models Notes:

The Two and Three Quarter inch Reels: This group of reels vary in width and are best for the small or medium size rods for stream fishing for trout.

The Big Three inch GW 306 and 306D Reels: Great river fishing reels for medium and long cane rods or that special graphite or classic glass rod. The extra diameter is great for faster line retrieve for trout and bass.

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  The Straight arm
 






The Cutthroat Trout Reel

The Cutthroat Trout Reels are all three inch models with a well defined Western motif. The drag system is set to provide plenty of resistance in the high settings, and the finely detailed faceplate with its ring of small ports glitters when the spool spins. The ports and finely cut lines are a reflection of Western America classical design. The Cutthroat Trout Reel Models: 305-LAMAR; 306-GALATIN; 306D-HENRY'S FORK.

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Cutthroat Trout Reel Models and Specifications
 Model Frame Diameter       Line Capacity  * Frame Width Reel Weight    Price
CUT-305     3.0 inch WF-5 Wt. 50 yards backing     1.20 inch   5.5 ounce $1,550.00
CUT-306     3.0 inch WF-6 Wt. 50 yards backing     1.26 inch   5.6 ounce $1,550.00
CUT-306D     3.0 inch WF-6 Wt. 125 yards backing     1.32 inch   5.7 ounce $1,550.00
 
    * Synthetic line with 20 lb. Micron backing



Westminster

 
Models:
Handle Arm
Handle Knob:
Extra Spools:
Custom vom Hofe Case
As listed
Straight or Serpentine
Black or Ivory-white
$250 extra
$375 - can be a deep design to accommodate reel with spool.
Westminster reels come with warranty and maintenance paper in hand made draw string leather bag. Spools are hand fitted so consider extra spools in your initial order.

Questions/Order - call Ted and Faye