Rated for a 3-5 weight line, the Rhythm was a pin-up among fly reels -- one of the most aesthetically pleasing pieces of fly fishing tackle I've ever owned. Engraved with two breast cancer ribbons, Reel in a Cure inscription and a "35th Anniversary" notation, this reel seemed more like a collector's item than a serviceable, every day fly reel.
With this thought in mind, I decided to donate/auction the reel, with the proceeds benefiting Casting for Recovery. It took a few years to find the appropriate venue for my Rhythm, but over the fall, I was able to connect with CFR's online Holiday Auction. Valued at $185, the reel sold for $270 to a fly fishing gal from Arlington, Virginia. What a great success!
On a sad note, A&N Outfitters, the fly shop in Milford, Ohio where I purchased the Rhythm, is no longer in business. I would like to publicly thank owner and friend, Steve Waak, for helping me secure this reel. You rock man.