Monday, April 4, 2011

Stanley Bogdan - legendary reel maker dies

Bogdan reel

Stanley Bogdan
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.