Bivans -- Arnold Fly Reel (Owned by Andre Puyans)

From the estate of author, fishing guru, and winner of the Buz Buszek award, Andre Puyans:

For sale here is a vintage "Arnold" fly reel by Bivans Mfg. Made in Los Angeles, Ca. Produced in the 60's and 70's, the Arnold reel is a neat piece from fly fishing history. The reel is in very good condition. There is some rim rash from honest fishing use but this is purely cosmetic. The Arnold reel features anti-reverse handle, LHW or RHW, and is quite durable. The reel had many capabilities that were fairly advanced for its day. Included in the pictures are scans of the original manual, these help a great deal in letting the owner understand and appreciate how this classic reel works. It should be noted this is the older version of the reel and does not have an adjustable drive tension (drag). The reel is loaded with what looks to be an old silk tapered line, most likely a 5 or 6wt. Reel weight 8.75 oz. with line and backing. Diameter 3 1/4". -- (Photo-copies not included)