For sale here is a John Emery Tarpon fly reel. Mint unused condition. Direct Drive. Left hand retrieve. Palmable spool rim. Silent incoming and outgoing. Similar to a Seamaster reel in function and materials. 4 1/4" diameter. 1.16" spool width. Weight 13.70 oz. Black anodized for saltwater protection. Capacity ~ WF13 plus 500 yards of 30# backing. Engraved "John Emery 569". Comes with an aftermarket neoprene case.
John Emery was a Tarpon and Bonefish guide in the Florida Keys. He made a very limited number of these reels in the early 80's I believe.