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C.F.O.® III Reel

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



Left hand retrieve is the default for reels and spools. To have line and backing mounted or designate right hand retrieve, please contact customer service after placing your order on 0333 400 4188 or

Regular price £329.00

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  • USA-made revivial of reel designer Stan Bogdan's iconic 1971 reel
  • Type III anodizing is durable and resists corrosion
  • Converts from left- to right-hand retrieve
  • Classic click-and-pawl design is a pleasure to fish
  • Reel case included
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In honor of its 50th anniversary, our USA-made C.F.O. III Reel is inspired by renowned 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 conversation. Made with durable, corrosion-resistant type III anodizing. Reel case included. Spool is not backwards compatible with previous C.F.O. reels.

3 oz. 3" reel dia. Line weights 4-6; 75 yards with 5-wt., 20-lb Dacron®.

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