SEAMASTER – Miami, Fl.

Made in Miami Florida by Bob McChristian (Capt. Mack), Seamaster fly reels are considered to be some of the finest salt water fly reels ever produced.  McChristian ran "Capt. Mack's Tackle Shack", a well-stocked tackle shop in Miami Florida in the 1950's.  A talented machinist, McChristian started making high quality spinning reels in the 1960's.  These spinning reels were in high demand and soon the wait for one exceeded a year.

Fin-Nor came out with their direct drive "Wedding Cake" fly reel in 1967 and McChristian decided to shift gears and produce an anti-reverse fly reel for anglers who preferred that style of reel.  His first model was dubbed the "S Handle" reel and it came in both a Salmon and Tarpon size.  Later McChristian redesigned his anti-reverse reel and added a Marlin size to the line-up.

During the early years of his reel production, McChristian would build rods for his spinning and fly reels if his customers so desired.  These rods were made of fiberglass and McChristian built the reel seats and roller guides in his machine shop.  Some rods are marked "Seamaster - Miami Florida" and others are marked "Capt. Mack's - Miami Florida"

McChristian then developed a direct drive fly reel and produced them in five different sizes: "MARK I" - "MARK II" - "MARK III" - "MARK IIIW" - "MARK IV".  Bob's last design was a dual-mode fly reel which could be fished both as a direct drive reel or an anti-reverse reel.

For more information on Seamaster please refer to Seamaster in our - SPINNING REEL GALLERY and our - FLY FISHING REEL GALLERY.

Seamaster - "Capt. Mack's" - Spinning Rod