The original Bougle was last produced in 1939, and many collectors believe the reel reached both its functional and aesthetic apex, even though few reels were produced that year. Now, the new 1939 Bougle Heritage Reel pays homage to those rare originals. The new reels feature the time tested Mark II check mechanism and are finished with a dark gun metal anodization, reminiscent of the original. The 1939 Bougle Heritage Reel is available in the traditional trout sizes at 3″ and 3 1/4″ diameters. Additionally, and for the first time, they are offered in a 3 3/4″ Olympic diameter, which is perfect for light spey and switch rods.