Thought y'all might like to see this one. It's a 3 1/2" widebody with a 1912 check made by master craftsman, Chris Henshaw in the UK. It looks even better in person. It'll get christened in the Sky this weekend but I'm hoping to get the first fish mojo going next month on the OP.
You are one lucky guy. IMHO, Chris is at the top of the heap for classic reels. His work is simply outstanding on many different levels. It is particularly gratifying that this reel will be fished and hopefully fished often.
If I were a steelheader I would beg, borrow and maybe steal to use a reel like yours on a regular basis.