Hardy Perfect 3 1/2" wide drum fly reel - Harry & Elsie Darbee provenance!


For sale here is a 3 1/2" Hardy Perfect wide drum fly reel from the pre-WWII era that belonged to the late Catskill fly tying greats, Harry & Elsie Darbee. The reel is in excellent original condition. The original ribbed brass foot is full length and unmolested. No chips, cracks, or line grooves. Excellent spool/spindle fit. The reel comes with a letter from Judie Darbee (in a Marty Keane envelope) and is housed in an Abercrombie and Fitch zippered reel pouch. The reel weighs 10.85 oz. The reel foot is 3 1/8" in length. Don't let this one get away!

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