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MODEL SPECIFICATIONS: Model size is listed by the outside diameter of the reel. Spool width describes the inside dimension width of the spool. Reel weight is given in ounces.


Model 2 1/2” Special Midge: Spool width: 3/4”. Weight 4.85 ounces. Fly line: 2, 3, 4 wt. Capacity: WF4F no backing. Application: The 2 1/2” Special Midge has been a favorite of anglers fishing 6 to 6 ½ ft 3-4wt bamboo rods such as the Paul Young Midge. In fact we originally developed the reel specifically for a customer who had a collection of Paul Young Midge rods in 1991.


Model 2 3/4”: Spool width: 7/8”. Weight: 5.25 ounces. Fly line: 4, 5wt. Capacity: 60yds 20# micron WF4F. Application: Designed for 7-7 1/2ft bamboo rods in the 4-5wt class. This is by far our most popular trout model.


Model 3”: Spool width: 7/8”. Weight: 5.85 ounces. Fly line: 5, 6wt. Capacity: 60yds 20# micron WF6F. Application: Designed for 7 ½ -8ft bamboo rods in the 5, 6wt line class.


Model 3 1/4”: Spool width: 7/8”. Weight: 6.5 ounces. Fly line: 6,7wt. Capacity: 125yds 20# micron WF7F. Application: designed for 8-8 ½ft bamboo rods in the 6, 7wt line class. This is Joe Saracione's personal choice for his Deschutes trout fishing with an 8ft 6wt bamboo rod. The reel has plenty of capacity for light steelhead and grilse fishing in low water summer conditions.


PRICE: $2500.00 each


Deluxe II reels are made to order, please call or email us for availability.

Our Deluxe II reels are made in the old American tradition of Edward vomHofe reels with ebonite rubber side plates, 18% nickel silver protective side bands and an assortment of bronze, aluminum and stainless steel components. This is the reel that put SARACIONE on the map as a high grade collectable fly reel. This is not a reproduction of the vomHofe reels but more of a vomHofe style reel. The drag system on the trout models is a preset gear and pawl drag, precisely set to control spool overrun. The assembly of spool-to frame fit is controlled with an adjustable side play mechanism like those found on better bait casting reels. These reels are the perfect match for high grade bamboo rods where the “Classic- S- handle” reel just looks and feels at home. Every reel is delivered with a fitted reproduction vomHofe style leather case made for us by Arne Mason of Ashland, Oregon. Production is limited on the Deluxe II reel due to the amount of hand work required to build such a product. This being said the Deluxe II reels are available factory direct only, and are made to order and delivered on a first come, first serve basis.

SARACIONE Deluxe II Trout Reels