For sale here is a RHW Charlton 8550c fly reel with the scarce offshore spool. RHW, the reel is in excellent used condition. The offshore spool offers a medium/large arbor for increased capacity, and the back of the spool has directional fins designed to provide a cooling effect on those screaming runs. The 8550c's have been the gold standard for big game fly fishing for many years. The machining is perfect, the type III anodizing is tough as nails, and the fully sealed carbon drag is buttery smooth throughout its astonishing range. The only signs of use are a tiny (<1mm) nick to the frame, a small area of surface scratches near the pillar and a small spot of corrosion where the handle meets the inside of the spool. The rest of the reel is clean and mechanically perfect. The beauty of the Charlton configurable reels is that spools of different sizes are interchangeable. The offshore spool is an extremely desirable and scarce size, and suitable to cover almost any saltwater fishing situation. Sold in the original blue cordura pouch.
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