Dingley Fly Reel 3" Perfect Style - Westley Richards

SKU: VFT1771

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For sale here is a Dingley 3" Perfect Style Fly Reel made for gunmaker and tackle dealer Westley Richards of Birmingham. Stamped D2 and 2 throughout. We've not seen the Westley Richards stamp before with both "London and Birmingham" cities. This excellent condition reel is eight hand retrieve and comes with a nice and strong dual spring/pawl system. Strap over tensioner works perfectly. Gear teeth and pawl still very sharp. Unaltered original smooth brass reel foot with two screws still has original lacquer finish. Great condition ivorine handle spins freely. The reel has no troublesome wobble or end play. Very slight line marks on the pillar. No cracks/chips or prior repairs. The spool screw is a new replacement by Bill Archuleta. The original screw with stripped threads will come with the sale. The reel weighs 7 oz. and the reel foot is 2.6 inches long.