Hardy Perfect 3 3/8" 1896 check fly reel

SKU: VFT5262

For sale here is a very nice example of an early Hardy Perfect 3 3/8" trout reel. 1896 flat caliper spring click/pawl check. Excellent plus overall condition. The smooth brass foot is unmolested. The spool/spindle fit is excellent. The reel features a tight fit. The tensioner works perfectly and at the highest setting provides a strong drag, especially for a reel over 100 years old. There is no evidence of repair or any un-original parts. The spool is marked "5" and the frame is marked "H 5". No numbers or letters on the winding plate.

This reel would be a serious upgrade on many shelves of Hardy reel collectors worldwide. Don't let it get away....