Here we offer you a really nice, classic FIN-NOR No.2 fly reel. It is left-hand wind and has a diameter of 3 1/4 ” and a weight of 11 oz.
The line capacity is approximately 183 meters plus a WF8 line.
It has a finely adjustable and strong cork drag as well as a anti-reverse drag mechanism. This means that the handle stays in place when big fish is taking line rapidly.
This is a big advantage when fighting species like salmon, sea trout or Bonefish.
The reel is machined from a solid block of prime grade aluminium. In addition it was anodized for a lifetime corrosion resistance in fresh or salt water.
The FIN-NOR No.2 is in an excellent condition both mechanically and optically. It only has very few signs of wear on the bottom of the reel (see pictures).
The colour of the reel is gold. It comes with the original neoprene reel pouch.
The company was founded by Alfred Glassel Jr. and Tom Gifford in Miami, Florida in 1933. First they produced big game reels but really became popular after Alfred Glasses Jr. caught a black marlin of 1560 lb. in Peru in 1953. As far as we know this catch still holds the IGFA world record for the heaviest black marlin ever. Until now the company holds more than 380 world records in the IGFA lists.
Already early in the 1950s they started producing saltwater fly reels. Their famous model for catching large saltwater was called “wedding cake” due to the similar shape of the reel.
Among the fly fisherman all over the world, above all the FIN-NOR anti-reverse fly reel range has an excellent reputation both for saltwater fish such as bonefish and tarpon and big seatrout and Atlantic salmon.
FIN-NOR today is owned by the W.C. Bradley Corp. still producing high quality fishing reels. Unfortunately fly reels are not produced anymore.