Stanley Bogdan, designer and builder of much-coveted fly fishing reels has died at 92. He made them with his son Stephen at S.E. Bogdan Custom Built. Stanley was a master fisherman - especially of Atlantic salmon. The magic of the reel is its highly sensitive double-disc brake - which enables the fisherman to adjust - wearing out the fish without breaking the line.
The Times obituary is HERE Marc Aroner, maker of Spinoza fine bamboo rods remembers Bogdan HERE, with a fish tale or two.