We just received word that four customized Charlton reels and a spare spool were stolen from a cottage at Trace Banderas in Quepos, Costa Rica on February 12, 2007. The reels belong to Ariel and Shya Kane, avid big game anglers, and they each have the owner’s first name — “Shya” or “Ariel” — engraved on the drag knob. These reels hold great sentimental value and would be very expensive if sold on the open market. The owners believe that the thieves may intend to modify the drag knobs and sell the reels. If you are collector/dealer or simply happen to hear of anything related to reels that might match this description, please contact Shya (Mr.) or Ariel, (Mrs.) Kane at 908-479-6034.