The Rainmaker Float Reel
A Blend of Style and Class
The Rainmaker, the result of ongoing development from Canada Fishing Reels for those who want a drag reel with a traditional look and feel. It comes complete with a fully rounded bronze rim, bronze handle pins, acrylic matching handles, brass drag lever, ABEC 7 bearings, and a dust plate in back of the spool face. The drag system is a "set and forget" style with drag tension adjusting screws in the spool cap. The drag system has both a winding clicker and an audible (outgoing) drag clicker.
A bit of history on this reel is in order. My good friend Simon Wood has been a field tester during the development of the Canada Drifter drag reel. After many hours of fishing with the reel he declared it a winner. A while after that he told me that some day he wanted me to make him his "dream reel". He even had a name already picked out; Rainmaker. A while after that we set about discussing what it would be like.......and what it would be like is what you see below. We took the Canada Drifter drag system, made the reel a bit bigger in diameter for the "unique" factor, made the spool a bit narrower, totally redesigned the porting, and then added the bronze rim and accent pieces. The dark maroon brown was chosen to compliment the bronze pieces and the gold dust plate as a further accent. There is no doubt that Simon has an eye for what a great reel should look like. We hope you agree.
Nested handles, acrylic, colour matched
Rim Lever actuated drag engagement
ABEC 7 stainless steel ball bearings
Fully rounded bronze palming rim
Flush face handle pins
Dust plate in back of spool
Reel Diameter: 4.62" or 5"
Spool Width: .68"
Spool Depth: .42"
Weight: 4.6" : 11.8 oz (335gm), 5" : 13.3 oz (379 gm)
Colours: Dark maroon brown, black, dark pewter, forest green, royal blue, gold. Dust plates can be the same colour as the reel or a contrasting gold or silver to match the rim.
The standard handles for the dark brown reel are dark pearl bronze as shown, other handle colours are used for complimenting the other reel colours.
-Nickel Silver palming rim with matching flush face nickel silver handle pins
- Adjustable drag knob instead of the set-and-forget flat spool cap for $60 extra if ordered with the reel or $100 as a retro fit.
-black leather zippered pouch
-Hand tooled leather case
Note: This reel can also be ordered for persons who prefer right hand wind. The drag engagement lever location is on the opposite side so that it faces the back of the rod for easy access and the pawls in the drag mechanism are reversed so that they engage correctly for right wind operation. The reel can be converted back to left wind in our shop if desired.
4.62" Rainmaker: $1160.00, shipping extra
5" Rainmaker: $1210.00, shipping extra
Prices are in Canadian Dollars