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!