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The Paradigm features the powerful, exclusive Godfrey Custom drum drag system with positive 10-position, and lever adjustment that was first introduced in 1986.

The basic design has 20 years field testing around the world: Alaskan silvers, Catskill secretive browns, and Icelandic sea run trout - anywhere fine-tippet finesse angling or sheer power is needed.

Featuring classic nickel silver fittings, smooth adjustable drag, and massive bearings, the Godfrey Custom Paradigm Reels are the finest trout reels available for the serious angler.

Photo -- Steelhead dream: An older black-face Big Horn Reel with great reward  


Paradigm Series Reel Models & Specifications
 Model Frame Diameter Frame width       Line Capacity  * Reel Weight    Price
Penns Creek     2.75 inch     1.22 inch WF-4 Wt.25 yards backing     5.3 ounce $2,095.00
Spruce Creek     2.75 inch     1.28 inch DT-4 Wt. 25 yards backing     5.5 ounce $2,095.00
Malleo     2.75 inch     1.36 inch DT-5 Wt. 25 yards backing     5.6 ounce $2,095.00
Madison     3.0 inch     1.22 inch WF-5 Wt. 75 yards backing     5.9 ounce $2,145.00
Ausable     3.0 inch     1.28 inch WF-5 Wt. 150 yards backing     5.9 ounce $2,145.00
Big Horn     3.2 inch     1.28 inch WF-6 Wt. 100 yards backing     6.3 ounce $2,295.00
    * Synthetic line with 20 lb. Micron backing

"I received the reels today, the Ausable far exceeds my expectations. I am thrilled and blessed to have found such a maker in you. Thank you very much!" J. F. Norway.
"The reel that you sent is beautiful. It's magical. It's really a sensational thing. -- {Anniversary Big Horn} Thank you for making something so wonderful." R.P. Illinois, U.S.


  Paradigm Reel

The Silver Paradigm is the currently available version of the highly successful Custom Paradigm Reel. The beautiful sides are made of polished alloy 752 Nickel Silver.

A truly elegant reel is reminiscent of the great Kentucky reels of the 19th century like the Talbot Ben Hur or the pretty little Meek reels. These silver reels are a joy to make and opportunity to partake in the old tradition of fine metal work in reel making.


Paradigm Reel

Sumptuous Elegance: The Paradigm walnut burled wood reels are the culmination of nearly 20 years working with wood side plate reels. They are a unique design that really shows off the wood grain against the nickel silver reel frame bands.

I only make a few of these reels now and again and are deferred to a day when I can devote the necessary time. Impregnated burled walnut sides with matching Dymondwood handle knob, Additional $500.00.



Classic Reel

Handle Arm:
Handle Knob:
Face & Spool Style
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Wide variety of reel sizes in line weights 4 - 6
Serpentine or Pendulum
Black or Ivory White
Solid or Classic Reel style perforated face and spool
$300 - chose your suede color:   Accessories

Paradigm Reels come with warranty and maintenance paper with recorded Reel Serial Number in hand made draw string leather bag.

Note that spools are hand fitted so consider extra spools in your initial order.
  Single Spool . . . $250.00
  Two Extra Spools . . . $425.00

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