Hardy Brass Face Perfect 2 1/2" 1896 Check

SKU: VFT11708

For sale here is very rare brass face Hardy Perfect wide drum fly reel - 2 1/2" diameter with the early 1896 check with all three logos on the winding plate. Cosmetically and functionally the reel is in excellent condition, with no prior repairs and none needed. Full length original foot. Ivory handle spins freely. Stamped "5" throughout. Four cusps on the spool. The spool screw is a bit buggered, but original and still totally functional. The reel weighs 5.4 oz. and the reel foot measures 2.6" in length. You will be hard-pressed to find a similar reel in this size and condition. A collector's dream! You will not be disappointed.