Stanley Edward (S.E.) Bogdan Salmon Fly Fishing Reels

Stanley Edward (S.E.) Bogdan Salmon Fly Fishing Reels

S.E. Bogdan, Nashua, NH

Stanley Bogdan was the son of Polish parents and was born December 16, 1918 in Nashua, NH. In the 1940's, he was an employee at Portsmouth Navy Yard and later on for Rollins Engine Co. Bogdan made his first reel in 1944. In the 1950's, He was employed by Highland Tool Co. This is where we see him tuning his machinist skills. In the mid 1950's, he got his first major orders from Abercrombie & Fitch in NY. Bogdan made both salmon reels with an adjustable drag and a fly reel. The Model No. 0 multiplying salmon reel was probably his most popular.

Stanley's son, Stephen, started working with him in 1973 and became the sole owner of the company in 1996. Stephen moved the business to New Ipswich, NH. Stanley Bogdan died in Nashua, NH on March 27, 2011.

STAN BOGDAN Fly and No. 0 Salmon Reels

STAN BOGDAN No. 50 Salmon Reel

January, 1981 Outdoor Life Magazine Article Excerpt About Bogdan

To see the an article in the January 1981 "Outdoor Life" magazine about Bob McChristian and Stan Bogdan, click on the link below.

Link to January 1981 Outdoor Life Magazine Article

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