This is a very rare Thompson fly reel, model Number 500. It was made in California in the late 1940s. The reel has a metal line guide and a brass foot. The drag is in nice condition. This would be a good reel for steelhead and light salmon
Stamped on reel: Thompson, No.500, Patent No. 2180566, Reels Inc., San Francisco, Cal.
Measures 3 1/4″ diameter.