Wes Drain Steelhead Reel - extremely scarce!

For sale here is a very scarce Wes Drain Steelhead reel, one of 7-8 reels made with the aid of Boeing engineers/machinists and their facilities in Washington State. This one was made for Drain's close friend and fishing companion, John Thompson.

Drain was a well-known and very accomplished fisherman, holding a 20+ year record for the largest steelhead landed in the State of Washington, caught on the Skagit River on a self-made fly pattern now known as the "Drain's 20", named after the 20+lb steelhead that set the record.


Flies tied by Wes Drain, courtesy of Mark Canfield (the bottom one is a Drain's 20)

Wes Drain Steelhead reel specifications:
4" diameter, 1" spool width, 8.8 oz, left or right hand retrieve, adjustable click/pawl drag (very strong and smooth), 40 tooth gear.

The reel is in excellent original condition.

Don't let this very scarce and historic piece of Northwest steelheading history get away!