Available with either a rotating back plate for finger-tip control or with a non-rotating back plate, the Gear and Pawl Series uses heat-hardened tool steel for maximum life of gear and pawl. The spool turns on a pair of sealed ball-bearing races. The spring tension for the check is internally adjustable. The name badges, crank-retention washer, handle shaft and counterweight are nickel silver.
Color options: all-black; silver frame and spool with black side plates; light-gold frame and spool with black side plates. The "S" crank is polished aluminum left "in the white".
3 1/2" outside diameter x 1.1" inside spool width. 10 oz. A superb size for single-handed and switch rods from 6- to 9-weight and double-handed rods from 5- to 7-weight in lengths of 11 to 13-and-a-half feet. $1400 due upon delivery
3 3/4" outside diameter x 1.2" inside spool width. 11 oz. The 3¾-inch model is an excellent match for 7- to 9-weight rods in lengths of 13 to 15 feet. $1400 due upon delivery
4" outside diameter x 1.2" inside spool width. 12 oz. An exceptional all-rounder, the 4-inch model balances 8- to 10-weight rods in lengths of 13 to 15 feet. $1400 due upon delivery
4 1/4" outside diameter x 1.3" inside spool width. 13.8 oz. Designed for big water, heavier lines and multi-sea-winter salmon, the 4¼-inch model balances 9- to 11-weight rods in lengths of 14 to 17 feet. $1400 due upon delivery
4 1/2" outside diameter x 1.3" inside spool width. 15 oz. The 4½-inch model comfortably balances 10- to 12-weight rods in lengths of 15 to 18 feet with additional capacity for long-belly lines and generous reserves of backing. $1500 due upon delivery
Note: Depending on the application, I also offer these reels with the following spool widths: 3 1/2" X 1.0", 3 3/4" X 1.1", 4" X 1.3", 4 1/4" X 1.4", and 4 1/2" X 1.4"
*The Gear and Pawl Reel with non-rotating back plate is one ounce lighter than the Gear and Pawl Reel with rotating back plate.
Please notice: Wait times on Mr. Olson's reels are running approximately 32-36 months currently. There is no guarantee on timing of delivery. No deposit is required at the time you place your reel order with me. After doing so, I will contact you when the reel is ready for delivery, at which time we can settle up on the price of the reel. Please contact me to place your order.