Bogdan Model 300 Fly Reel - LHW

For sale here is a rare Model 300 Bogdan reel. The reel is left hand retrieve and in excellent condition, with some rim rash and light scratches to the sideplates as shown in the photos. The reel has the initials "R.L.T." inscribed into the handle side of the reel.

Princess Raimonda Lanza di Trabia from Italy was a longtime customer and friend of Stan Bogdan. Her photo appears in Hilyard's book, "Bogdan", along with a testimonial she wrote about her appreciation for Stan and his wonderful reels, an excerpt of which appears below:

"To own a Bogdan is, in fact, to own a perfect device, but this is not the point. Its musical sound in far rivers makes your mind go to the perfectly kind and understanding person that is behind it."

Model 300 specs follow:
Frame diameter 3 3/4"
Spool width 1 5/8"
Line capacity WF12+225
Weight - 13.0 oz.
2 to 1 multiplier