Bryan has a Grice & Young Jecta De luxe. This is the reel with the drag that could stop a hippo, patented by Gurney Grice and first used on the Sea Jecta. If you are not familiar with Grice & Young reels, you can read more here.
Like many older reels, Bryan's was set up for right-hand wind. The fact that the line guard could be moved suggested to Bryan that it could be changed to a left-hand wind, - here's how he did it: