Imago/Megoff "GAIA" 4/5 Fly Reel

For sale here we have an Alex Kaplun made "GAIA" 4/5 fly reel, marketed by the Swedish company, Imago. Fully made in Europe. The reel is in mint condition. No. 143 of 300 that were to be made - 150 of size 2/3 and 150 of size 4/5 (not certain how many were actually produced). Made out of D16T aircraft aluminum so it is very light, only 2.8 oz. Silky smooth click-drag brake system that allows you to fish with the most delicate of tippets and also has a neutral bias so you can fish right of left hand retrieve with equal performance. Exposed spool rim for easy palming. Medium sized arbor for quicker retrieve. Comes in a beautiful hand-made leather case with dark green felt lining.

From the Imago website:

A unique reel in limited edition.

Together with the world-renowned fly reel designer Alex Kaplun, we have developed G A I A, named after Mother Earth in the Greek Mythology. It is a fitting name that reflects the distinctive design, which draw inspiration from the very history of flyfishing. The execution carries a craftsman’s precision in details – embodied in the fine tuned klick-drag break that allows you to fish with the finest of tippets and at the same time master the largest of fishes.

This is truly a unique fly reel and has already become a collector’s item by customers that recognize its inherent values. G A I A is through its fantastic craftsmanship, limited edition and timeless design – a fly reel to pass on for the next generation fly fishers. This beautiful reel embodies the philosophy of IMAGO; Quality, Feeling & Design.