8500 .8, RH, New with Jack Charlton’s signature

The Signature Series reels, the flagship models of Charlton Outdoor Technologies, Inc., offered the option for the owner to engrave their own signature on the drag knob. Many were, and those with the signatures of famed anglers and guides have offered collectors an opportunity to own a reel that bears the signature of the original owner.

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8500 1.2, LH, Blemish SOLD

This reel is mint, save for a small blemish on the outside of the frame. This has been photographed, and while not deep it is through the anodizing. Other than this mark the reel has never been used, and is otherwise mint.

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8500 1.2, RH with an extra spool, New in Box

This is yet another example of an unused, never fished Charlton reel. It ships exactly as it did on the day it left Charlton Outdoor Technologies, Incorporated. For a collector wanting to display the spool along with an assembled reel, or an angler wishing to “fish one and save one”, this would be a perfect opportunity.

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8450C 7/8 Spool, with a Spare Spool

The 8450 was the most popular of the Charlton reels built for trout. The 8350 was small (3” in diameter), perhaps most suited for rod weights 1-4, and the Signature Series 8400’s were slightly heavy for a trout-weight setup.

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8550C Bonefish Spool LH

Another used but well-maintained 8550C, this one featuring the bonefish spool. Perhaps too ahead of its time when it was first introduced, this spool and frame combination may actually be the best bonefish reel ever produced.

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