In new unused condition
The Deluxe II reels are made in the old American tradition of Edward vomHofe reels with ebonite rubber side plates, German Silver protective side bands and an assortment of bronze, aluminum and stainless steel components. This is the reel that put Saracione on the map as a high grade collectable fly reel. This is not a reproduction of the vomHofe reels but more of a vomHofe style reel.
The drag system on the trout models is a preset gear and pawl drag, precisely set to control spool overrun. The assembly of spool-to frame fit is controlled with an adjustable side play mechanism like those found on better bait casting reels. These reels are the perfect match for high grade bamboo rods where the “Classic- S- handle” reel just looks and feels at home. Complete with a fitted reproduction vomHofe style leather case made by Arne Mason of Ashland, Oregon. Production is limited on the Deluxe II reel due to the amount of hand work required to build such a product.
Model 3”: Spool width: 7/8”. Weight: 5.85 ounces. Fly line: 5, 6wt. Capacity: 60yds 20# micron WF6F. Application: Designed for 7 ½ -8ft bamboo rods in the 5, 6wt line class.