Hardy Perfect 3 1/2" wide drum fly reel

SKU: VFT10752

For sale here is a scarce 3 1/2" Hardy Perfect wide drum fly reel circa 1920-21. The reel is in very good original condition with a few flaws that in no way limit its utility. As you can clearly see in the photos, there is a chip in the rim and a slight stress fracture in the surrounding frame area (see last photo), but no other cracks surrounding this area. Mechanically the reel is excellent. The original smooth brass foot has been neatly shaped at both ends. The xylonite handle spins freely. No line grooves to the pillars. Excellent spool/spindle fit. The reel comes with its original Hardy box and the original parchment paper inside the box. The box (with label) is in very fine condition with a small hole in the top of the box. The reel weighs 10.6 oz. The reel foot is 3 1/8" in length. Please take this nearly 100 year old warrior fishing again!