For sale here is a Orvis CFO III Limited Edition fly reel, machined out of solid bar stock aluminum. The reel appeared in the 1977 and 1978 catalogs along with Limited Edition Orvis Classic Fly Rod with mahogany presentation chest, This limited edition model was limited to 300 reels, each numbered. The reel offered here is #256. The reel was actually priced separately in the 1978 catalog as the "Limited Edition Charles F. Orvis Reel.....$95.00", but only offered as part of the presentation set in the 1977 catalog.
The reel was made in England for Orvis by Hardy. Left or right hand retrieve. Capacity up to a WF6 line + 50 yards of 20# backing. The reel weighs 3.0 oz. Near mint condition. Truly a fine example for the CFO collectors out there. Don't miss out!