Thompson - No. 500 Fly Reel - Bright Spool
For sale here is a San Francisco Thompson model 500 fly reel in excellent used condition. Black finish shows only minor signs of use, and the reel is fitted with an uncommon, albeit original, bright spool. 3 3/8" diameter with a spool width of 1 1/8", a nice size for steelhead and light salmon. Smooth brass foot, metal line guard and the black composite handle spins freely. The genius in the Thompson reel design is the dual-brake mechanism. One brake incorporates a classic click pawl with adjustable presser bar, and the other has a brake shoe that bears on the spindle directly. Both are connected to independent tensioners, allowing for precision drag tuning. A tight reel in fantastic shape, ready to fish or collect.