Saracione, Joe - Deluxe Trout 2 1/2" Fly Reel
For sale here is a Saracione 2 ½” Deluxe fly reel. An early example of the 2 ½” “Special Midge", built around 1991. Stainless steel construction with Delrin sideplates. The reel is in excellent condition mechanically and cosmetically. Minor tarnish to the brass spool arbor showing that it was spooled up with line. The reel weighs in at 3.90oz and is configured in RHW, though the bias is subtle. It can be converted to LHW by Joe for a fee. This would be a fantastic pairing for 2-3-4wt rods. Comes with original block leather case and additional small neoprene pouch.
From the Saracione website:
“The 2 1/2” Special Midge has been a favorite of anglers fishing 6 to 6 ½ ft 3-4wt bamboo rods such as the Paul Young Midge. In fact we originally developed the reel specifically for a customer who had a collection of Paul Young Midge rods in 1991.”