Hardy Perfect Diamond Jubilee Limited Edition Fly Reel


For sale here is a Hardy Perfect Diamond Jubilee Limited Edition Fly Reel. Near mint++ condition. Left hand retrieve. One of a limited edition of just 250 to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and 140 years of Hardy Bros. Equipped with red agate line-guard set in a handmade nickel silver bezel. 1912 adjustable check system with ivorine handle. Supplied with its original marked presentation box as well as a commemorative limited edition Hardy Bros Medallion. Also included is a handmade black leather reel case and paperwork. 3 1/4" diameter.5.9 oz. Capacity DT6+35m or WF7+60m.

The reel foot appears to have been attached to a rod at some time but the reel hasn't been fished and remains in flawless condition.

A little background follows:

A Diamond Jubilee is generally a celebration held to mark a 75th anniversary. But in the case of the British monarchy, the celebration marks the 60th year that a monarch has reigned.

Queen Elizabeth II, who acceded the throne of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries upon the death of her father, King George VI, in 1952, celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in 2012 (also the 100 year anniversary of the Hardy's famed 1912 check!)

Why 60 years for a monarch vs. the usual 75? No British monarch has ever reigned for 75 years.In 1897, Queen Victoria reached her 60th year as monarch. She had largely withdrawn from public life after the death of her beloved husband Albert in 1861. To celebrate her reign and reconnect her with the public, it was decided to bring the Diamond Jubilee forward to her 60th anniversary, and the change in official procedure stuck.

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