A great salmon reel doesn’t have to be as light as a feather. When used with a long double handed rod, a reel is not just a fly line storage or a brake provider, but also very much a balancing element. The appearance of the reel closely follows classic salmon reel design principles with only a few holes on the handle side of the reel to provide ventilation for fly line and backing after long fishing hours. We wanted to have a full rim for the reel in order to eliminate those unfortunate occasions when a thin running line gets jammed between the frame and the spool. The final touch in our quest for old-school atmosphere comes in the form of an absolute kick ass brake sound.