Orvis Odyssey IV Fly Reel

For sale here is an Orvis Odyssey IV fly reel that enjoys quite the cult following 20+ years after being introduced. Designed by Jim LePage for Leigh Perkins at Orvis and marketed in the Orvis catalogs beginning in 1994, the reel was ahead of its time performance-wise but because of its unconventional appearance and poor promotion it soon vanished from the catalogs.

Features include a palming rim, two inch diameter cork/composite drag surface, recessed counterweight, smooth radiused edges, knurled drag-adjustment knob, and line-out click / silent retrieve.

Line/backing capacity:
11WF+375 30#
12WF+350 30#
13WF+300 30#

The reel is in excellent+ condition having been very lightly fished. Direct drive. Right hand retrieve although I think it can be converted fairly easily to left. Weight 11 oz. Diameter 3 7/8 oz.

Comes with an original zippered Battenkill reel case.