Ari 't Hart / John Betts Aras fly reel


For sale here is a very scarce reel from Ari 't Hart - the John Betts Aras reel. Forty reels were made in this very limited edition run. Right or left hand retrieve. The reel features a screw-off backplate, inside of which two tippet dispensers are housed, both with a capacity of 80yds of 6x tippet! Also incorporated into the backplate is a flip-out compartment which is intended to house your favorite dry fly floatant grease. This was also Ari's first reel featuring the canted-forward foot design. 2 3/4" diameter / 6.1 oz. Capacity is a WF5 & 50 yards of 20# backing. A design beyond any in history, this reel is widely coveted by Ari Hart collectors. This one remains in un-fished condition, not entirely "mint" due to handling over the years, but as close to "mint" as possible. The reel also comes with its original camera-type case with Ari logo. Don't let this one get away!

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