For sale here is a Hodge & Sons Classic double-disc drag fly reel for a 7 or 8 weight line. Left hand retrieve. Near mint condition, only supremely minor marks to the reel foot from being mounted on a rod. Hodge & Sons (Siskiyou Design) was commissioned to make the Winston Vintage Limited Edition fly reels. What many don't know is that they are still making reels and the quality of these reels is top-notch! Made in Oregon, USA. Comes with the standard Arne Mason leather case. You will not be disappointed.
Here's their website description of this model:
If you’re into "The big tug!", then our floating double-disc drag fly reels will be the right tool for any species...Salmon/Steelhead to Tarpon or Billfish! Our unique double-disc drag works with the same basic design principle as disk brakes on your car. There are two big differences: 1) Ours is a full-contact drag pad that covers the full surface of the drag disc. Without this, a fly reel drag will hydro-plane if/when it gets wet. 2) Other cork disc drags on the market use a similar technique, but because we have cork bonded to two sides of a disc that spins (vs. spinning the spool against the fixed cork), we get double the drag surface area. This unique design gives us a great drag range in only 180-degrees of rotation of the drag knob. Other drag systems on the market have you crank the drag knob multiple 360-degree rotations to get from free-spool to tight...we know right where we're at just by touching the drag knob. These reels incorporate the same high quality materials and workmanship found in our other reels: German Nickel Silver on the bearing cap, side cover lock and disc-drag adjustment knob (13 individual settings) as well as a removable side-cover to change the spool and turn on/off the out going clicker or adjust the range of the adjustable drag. These reels also have a palming rim that looks like it is part of the frame...it is actually a two-piece design that is anodized green in the center to match the opposite side cover, and champagne gold on the palming rim to match the frame and spool. Total run-out between the palming rim and frame is less than .002-inches...barely noticeable to the naked eye. Each reel is serialized and comes with an Arne Mason leather case, and a "Care & Instruction" manual.
Personal comments from H&S: This is our favorite reel! We use it for Salmon, Steelhead, Bonefish, Dorado (aka Mahi Mahi...Dolphin Fish), Baby Tarpon...Shooting heads & Full lines.
Capacity: 150yds 20lbs Dacron backing, WF8F
Weight: 8.8 oz.
$1500 new, get this one for a nice discount!