Here we offer you a really nice, classic FIN-NOR No.4 fly reel. It is RHW and has a diameter of 3 5/8″ (9,2 cm) and a weight of 12,9 oz. (approx. 360 grams).
The line capacity is approximately WF14 plus 410 meters of backing (30lbs.)
It has a finely adjustable and strong cork drag.
This is a big advantage when fighting species huge salmon and the heaviest ocean predators.
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.4 is in an excellent condition both mechanically and optically. Only the additional spool has a little flaw at the outer rim (see photo).
The colour of the reel is gold. It comes with the original neoprene reel pouch, original box, warranty card and a copy of the instruction manual.
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.