Hall of Fame

Stanley Bogdan

Stan, the son of a machinist, followed in his fathers footsteps, to become the most recognized reel maker in the past half century.  In 1953 Stan introduced the two-spring floating drag system for salmon reels, and the rest is history.  Conviction to the principles of high quality and reliability has been the hallmark of Bogdan Reels.  Building each reel by hand, including the screws, makes a Bogdan reel not only a functional fishing instrument, but truly a work of art.  The discerning angler has always appreciated such qualities.  Today Stan is an ambassador of salmon fishing and works arduously for the Atlantic Salmon Federation in keeping the rivers of the North American east coast viable fisheries.  With reel production in the capable hands of his son Steve, Stan has now found the time to pursue his second passion to reel making, salmon fishing.

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