Charlton 8600B Fly Reel

For sale here is a Charlton 8600B fly reel. Right hand retrieve only. This is THE HOLY GRAIL of Bluewater reels. Extremely scarce, especially in unfished condition. There are a few what appear to be very small and insignificant water marks in the anodized finish, probably from spending its time in a high humidity environment. No marks exist on the reel foot. No scratches or dings. The inside is also flawless. Mechanically flawless. Comes loaded with line and backing in new condition. This was a "backup" reel for my client and it was never used.

Here's what the Charlton catalog ran for their ad:

The Ultimate Offshore Reel

Only a handful of models qualify as legitimate offshore fly fishing reels engineered to withstand the rigors of severe bluewater fly fishing. The Charlton 8600B is among the very best.

Completely sealed carbon fiber disc drag (same brake system as an Formula One race car).

Type III anodization for exceptional saltwater protection.

Complete enclosure of all mechanical components to protect against corrosion and contamination.

One lifetime.  One reel.

Diameter:  4 3/4"

Spool Width:  1.2"

Weight: 16 oz.