Hardy Perfect 4 1/4" fly reel - MKII check

For sale here is a 4 1/4" Hardy Perfect wide drum fly reel with MKII check from the late 1920's. The reel is in excellent condition mechanically, tight and without issue. Full length smooth brass foot - may have received some very light filing at some point, but I cannot really be certain. Nicely aged ebonite handle spins freely. No line burns to worry about. Good spool/spindle fit. No line guide. "FET" scratched into the bottom of the brass foot and "LT" scratched into spool - hardly noticeable in most light situations. Both shown in photos.

I've been told this reel was bought in a recent Lang's Auction that featured some of Fred and Leon Thomas' personal fishing tackle. I certainly cannot authenticate that the reel was owned by the legendary rodmakers, but I thought it would be worthwhile to share this piece of information.


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