Our classic click-and-pawl-style C.F.O. III Reel represents a fly-fishing legacy design made in America.

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Please choose right (RH) or left (LH) retrieve. Please allow 1-2 additional days for reel mounting.
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$169   -  $329
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  • USA-made revival of reel designer Stan Bogdan’s iconic 1971 reel
  • Type III anodizing is durable and resists corrosion
  • Converts from left- to right-hand retrieve
  • Line weights 3-5
  • Classic click-and-pawl design is a pleasure to fish
  • Neoprene reel case included

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Learn more about the drag operation, how to convert to right-hand retrieve, and routine maintenance by downloading your reel manual.

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Reel Repair & Cleaning

Your reel is unconditionally guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship. Damaged reels can be repaired on an individual basis and we also offer reel cleaning and conditioning.

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The Story

In honor of its 50th anniversary, our USA-made click-and-pawl C.F.O. III Reel is inspired by renowned fly reel designer Stan Bogdan’s 1971 revival of the timeless, ventilated-port design first patented by Charles Frederick Orvis in 1874. Worthy of display and even more fun to fish, this classic click-and-pawl is an elegantly simple and effective design with the same black frame and spool with silver accents as Bogdan’s 1971 icon. Features an easy left- to right-hand retrieve conversion.

Made with durable, corrosion-resistant type III anodizing. Neoprene reel case included. Spool is not backwards compatible with previous C.F.O. reels.

3 oz. 3" reel dia. Line weights 3-5; 75 yards with 5-wt., 20-lb Dacron®.

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