Monday, March 28, 2011

Stan Bogdan Dies

Stan Bogdan, 92, of Nashua, NH died on March 27, 2011. There will be a memorial service Tuesday, April 5 at 10:00 am at St. Patrick Church in Nashua.
Stan, born in Nashua in 1918 and trained as a machinist, was a legendary craftsman of fine fly fishing reels.  He produced his first reel 1940. Stan developed an innovative and highly effective double-disc brake system capable of halting even the most powerful fish while maintaining incredible smoothness, a combination which is now the hallmark of fine fly reels.

Every Bogdan reel was specially handcrafted. Stan produced about 100 reels per year. Often anglers lingered on his "waiting list" for years to obtain what has become one of the most prized pieces of equipment a fly angler could possess.

Bogdan Salmon Reel

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