Hardy Perfect 3 1/8" Fly Reel - 1896 Check


For sale here is a 3 1/8" Hardy Perfect fly reel with Hardy's 1896 check mechanism. Scarce solid spool face. Excellent remaining leaded finish. The flat caliper spring is nice and strong and the bridged tensioner works as intended. Gear teeth remain sharp. Ivory handle spins freely. The original pierced smooth brass foot is full length. No cracks whatsoever, just minor wear. No notable spool wobble or end play. Matching stamps throughout. As shown in the photos there is some amateurly-applied initials in the winding plate but they are fairly faint.

A must-have for any Hardy collector!

Shipping Information
We ship at cost to the buyer and in the majority of cases do so via UPS with full insurance and signature. There are cheaper options but our experience has been that you get what you pay for and that it's not worth taking risks when shipping what are often one-of-a-kind items. Your shipping estimate will be calculated at checkout and if you have any questions please contact us. Please note the buyers are responsible for any applicable import duties or fees that may levied. Due to the importance of packing items carefully please allow up to two weeks for arrival (depending on how busy we are) though we certainly do our best to get items to you as expeditiously as possible.
Other Terms
Unless otherwise noted, all items come with a 3-day inspection period during which they can be returned to us for a full refund (provided that they are in the same condition in which they left our shop). Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. If an item is returned, we will issue a refund within 10 days upon receipt. Refunds will be either administered by providing a check or, when possible, by canceling a credit card purchase.