Many thanks to Jerry Corwin for this image and feedback;
''I hope all is well. As promised, I'm sending you a picture of one of the four fish that I caught today in the ocean flats in Jacksonville Florida. These are ocean red fish that are caught in my local waters. You can describe them as being across of a bonefish/salmon on they fight. They are strong! Your reel worked like a champ on these fast running fish. The palming rim also assisted by adding extra pressure to slow down the fish. As you alluded to before, I took the reel apart and clean it after use. This reel balance is perfectly with my 10 weight McFarland Rod. I love the fact that you can use a classic reel with modern materials. I'm glad I bought two.''
THE FOCUS HAS NOW TURNED TO THE ZEPHYR 475. THIS REEL HAS BEEN DESIGNED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SOME TOP NORTH AMERICAN CENTREPIN ANGLERS. IT WILL BE OFFERED IN A LIMITED NUMBER OF 100 REELS ONLY.
THIS CUSTOM ORDER IS ON IT'S WAY TO THE WEST COAST
Kingpin imperial:400 exclusively sold by Ken comben - perfection angling
***UPDATE*** - oNLY 2 reels left
DUE TO THE POSITIVE RESPONSE TO THIS REEL WE ARE NOW WORKING ON THE 4 1/4" DIAMETER 1" WIDE VERSION OF THIS EXACT SAME REEL. ''THE IMPERIAL:425''
With the year well underway you'll be pleased to know that so are the reels. We are on track to deliver Ken @ Perfection Angling his unique batch of 25off, 4" Imperials.
The Imperial has become a rather sought after reel in the UK since the first run of Imperial 4 1/4" a couple of years back. They have since gained a reputation not only for the build quality but also for the trademark kingpin spool start-up which we genuinely believe is unrivaled.
We've worked closely with Ken in perfecting what we both believe to be the perfect UK ball bearing centrepin. The reel has some nice additional features such as the vented drum where the line sits. Decreased spool wall thickness and drilled back flange to name a few. These important features naked have made the spool very light and sensitive.
There are strictly only 25 Imperial-400's being released. I believe Ken has most sold so if you want to get your hands on something rather special and limited in numbers then I suggest you contact Ken direct -
We've been working away in the background on a number of exciting new projects with this being one of them. This reel caters for the more traditional centrepin fisherman. Offered with a phosphor bronze bush and quick release system. More details to follow soon.
Thanks you Mr. Mitchell for this cracker of a fish caught on your R2
For the last couple of years we've had some incomplete stock left of Gold series reels! Over Christmas we made some extra time available to complete the parts list. Here we have 30 Series 1 (Sovereigns) & 2 Series 2 (Royalty).
If you want to pick up what is already becoming known as a Classic Kingpin in Brand new condition then here you go.
We are pleased to have another dealer on board in BC - Pacific Angler will now have stock of our reels for anyone in that area wanting to take a closer look
Steve Henderson @ Henderson Fly Fishing in Steamboat. First guide in CO to get clients on fish with the Micro Zeppelin. Thanks Steve
We've have had some promising results with a new process that allows us to project JPEG images into the anodising. This is cutting edge technology and another industry first. Stay tuned as we are in the process of taking this to the next level
You can now choose between Brass or Stainless fittings.
You can choose from various anodised colour options for 4 parts:
Spool / Backplate / Foot / Handles
Please see images below for ideas
Hook, Line and Sinker in Guelph, ON has just taken delivery of one of the widest selections of kingpins to be found in one store - no two reels are the same, 18+ reels in stock
The Zeppelin will be offered with 316L Marine Grade Stainless Steel fittings as standard. (we will carry Brass stock to use on demand)
For anyone looking for a special collectors edition reel this is the your chance. The Micro Zeppelin will be made in much lower numbers than the Big brother which give this first model of out of the workshop extra appeal
The auction is running on eBay now;