Introducing the all new Imperial 475 for the up and coming season. Available at all good kingpin dealers. Retail $450USD. Available in 10 colours. Built to the exacting standards you'd expect from kingpin with Defence Standard Hard coat Backplates & German ABEC 5 Marine Grade Bearings as standard.
Due to popular demand we will be reintroducing the 'kingpin imperial' reel. Based of the very first gen imperial but with the upgraded clicker system that's integrated into the backplate. The clicker will be a side lever system. ABEC5 German Marine Grade Bearings as standard.
Price is officially set @ $450USD which will make this our most affordable reel. You will find this reel at all authorised kingpin dealers throughout the US & Canada.
Whilst all other makers that we are aware about, use the commercial grade '600 series' of Aluminum's ie 6061 or 6082 (and some even professing these 600 series to be Aerospace grade!) we use the 'L series grade' which is true Aerospace grade. Its stronger and purer, which enables us to machine more away whilst not sacrificing strength. The Zeppelin-Aero machined down to the exoskeleton cutting edge design is only possible with true Aerospace Grade Aluminum. Only the best will do.
We only have 4 reels remaining to purchase. The retail on this reel is $950USD. If you're interested please contact us using the contact page of the website.
Thanks for taking the time to browse our imgaes;
Here we are another year!
We have 3 reels that we've been working on at the end of 2016 so availability will be sooner rather than later!
Zeppelin Aero 5" - This is not just a large version. It's Zeppelin Version ll that's bigger and better in a number of ways. The reel is vented on another plain making it not only look great but lighter than Zeppelin Version l. Bigger and Lighter. We've also partially vented the backplate and added some interesting engraving. This reel will have a side lever ratchet system as per the Zephyr.
Imperial 4 1/4" - A remake of our classic reel due to popular demand. Only 25 will be available and we will cease production of this reel there after.
Zodiac 5" - This reel will be available after the above two. They say good things take time, I can assure you that is the case in this instance.
All reels will be made to our usual high standards. Quality comes at a cost so please don't expect these reels to be cheap. They will all be available in limited numbers and once they're gone they're gone, we will be moving onto new projects. To register your interest please contact us via the contacts page: http://www.kingpinreels.com/contacts/
All the best for the New Year from the kingpin team.
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