Zwarg, Otto - Model 400 Laurentian Fly Reel - Size 4/0

For sale here is an Otto Zwarg Model 400 Laurentian salmon fly reel - size 4/0. Made in St. Petersburg, FL in 1948, the first year after moving operations to St. Petersburg, FL. Serial number C406. Right hand retrieve. Model 400s were made with a multiplying gear. The drag is perfectly strong and smooth. The reel comes with its original leather case marked 4/0.

This reel is in pristine condition. No marks on the rims or sideplates. It's in original condition and the screws are perfect. Even the case is in the best condition I've seen for its age.

Zwarg reels were first made in Brooklyn, before moving to St. Petersburg, FL where the bulk of his reels were made. As head of reel making for Vom Hofe, Zwarg worked with the world class fisherman who followed him when he was granted the right to make the Vom Hofe style reels under his own name. Only Zwarg made his reels even tougher!