Seamaster - Marlin 1 Dual Mode Fly Reel - LHW
For sale here is a Seamaster Marlin 1 Dual Mode reel in mint, unused condition. Cobalt blue anodized frame and spool, set up for LHW. 4.2" frame diameter and 1.6" spool width, with a weight of 16.9oz. Capacity is for a WF12 + 700yds of 30lb Micron. A massive reel, purpose built for blue water fishing. The cobalt blue is an uncommon color for this reel, for a period of time the only color available was a light turquoise. The handle plate shows some areas of uneven coloration, which is more noticeable in bright sunlight. This is quite clearly a result of the anodizing process. Both handles grasps are a bit sluggish, although I would expect them to loosen up with use. The Marlin 1 has the patented Seamaster Dual Mode drive system, which operates as an anti-reverse reel when line is being pulled out, but changes to direct drive when you start reeling in. The switch happens automatically and seamlessly, giving the angler the best qualities of both anti-reverse and direct drive. Sold in the original black padded zipper case.