Fin-Nor Santiago Big Game Reel - Discontinued Model

Fin-Nor Santiago Big Game Reel - Discontinued Model

$619.95 $449.99
You don't name a product Santiago, and fill the biggest shoes in the Fin-Nor® product line without being totally ready. It is with total respect for the history, traditions and excellence of the Fin-Nor brand, and with the greatest appreciation for the role that Fin-Nor trolling reels played in writing the history of big game fishing, that Fin-Nor took time and diligence to the extreme in designing Santiago.

The flagship of the Fin-Nor brand, Santiago is a bold testament to modern technology's greatest advances in fishing reel materials and design. Perfectly sized for the technical skills of today's big game angler, Santiago features a solid one-piece, fully-machined aluminum frame and one-piece spool, supported by a machined stainless steel center shaft turning on four ultra-smooth, and ultra-strong, ceramic / stainless hybrid ball bearings.

Santiago's drag system, which includes a huge stainless steel drag plate, allows you to customize and fine-tune your settings to your type of fishing. The drag lever offers a wide range of drag, activating at the Strike position, with additional power available up to the Full setting. Plus, a simple push of a button puts the reel in to it's powerful low gear when you need it, and an easy turn of a dial lets you switch back to high speed to pick up line.
  • Full-machined one-piece aluminum frame
  • Massive stainless steel drag plate
  • Forged aluminum spool
  • Four ceramic hybrid ball bearings for support and strength
  • Push-button and dial-release two speed shift system
  • Classic Fin-Nor gold anodized corrosion-resistant finish
  • Fin-Nor limited warranty
  • Factory pre-set at strike: 17 lbs.
  • Max drag at strike with free spool: 45 lbs.
  • Lock-down drag at full: 70 lbs.

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Fin-Nor's® beginnings go back to the glory days of big game fishing, when angling greats such as Ernest Hemingway, Tommy Gifford, and Alfred Glassel, Jr. were expanding the sport's horizons. The brand was born in a Miami machine shop owned by Mr. Finley and Mr. Norwood, where they produced their first big game reel in 1933. It weighed 35 pounds and was large enough to fill a sizable water bucket. Capt. Tommy Gifford, collaborator on the reel design, caught a 527-pound bluefin tuna at Cat Cay on his reel, and Fin-Nor took off from there.

Fin-Nor's reputation for quality increased with the record catch of Alfred Glassell, Jr.'s 1,560-pound black marlin in Cabo Blanco, Peru in 1953. Caught during the filming of Hemingway's Old Man and The Sea, this remains the largest black marlin on record with the International Game Fish Association, and is just one of more than 380 world records listed with the I.G.F.A. taken with Fin-Nor tackle.

Under the ownership of the W.C. Bradley corporation, owners of other avid fishing brands such as Van Staal and Quantum PT, Fin-Nor's heritage of fine craftsmanship and unmatched durability continues. The legacy of big game fishing is alive and stronger than ever at Fin-Nor.

Fin-Nor - More than 380 world records... and counting.
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Fin-Nor Santiago Big Game Reel - Discontinued Model

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Line capacity:
Mono: 770 yds. / 50 lb.; Braid: 1600 yds. / 80 lb.
Gear ratio:
High: 3.79:1 Low: 1.75:1
73.5 oz.
Mono: 770 yds. / 50 lb.; Braid: 1600 yds. / 80 lb. High: 3.79:1 Low: 1.75:1 73.5 oz. $619.95 $449.99