On another thread Bauer Reels was brought up. It got me to thinking about the first Bauer I bought and why I respect that company so much.
First and foremost, I would like to thank them for keeping production right here in the U.S.A.
The LOHR was a limited run reel brought out from my understanding, to commemorate the owners son.
Besides the usual quality machining, engineering and parts, they whittled away a lot of the drag adjustment knob (which is common now on some of their reels) and did a beautiful recessed pattern on the back side of the reel using what I think would be an electode discharge machine.
You can tell making this reel was a labor of love.