API - Spring Creek Fly Reel
For sale here is a scarce API Spring Creek fly reel, made by Angling Products Incorporated. Theses reels were designed by Oscar Kovalovsky (son of big game reel maker Arthur Kovalovsky), and produced by A.P.I. This is #60 of a limited run of 100 reels made in the 1980's. Jet black anodized finish, the reel measures 3 5/8" diameter with large, but narrow 2 1/4" arbor; great for picking up line fast. Best for 4-6wt lines. Can be fished RHW or LHW. Excellent+ condition with one small nick on thebottom of the reel. Ingenious click and pawl design, the entire check mechanism threads out of the center of the reel which allows you to remove the spool. The reel has a very crisp click and pawl action and is counterbalanced internally for smooth operation. The handle is offset from the edge of the spool, producing a slight multiplying effect while reeling. These reels are highly sought after for their sleek design and limited production numbers, don't sleep on this one!