A very nice Hardy Perfect Diamond Jubilee Fly Reel, 3 1/4" diameter and set up for RHW. Mint condition. This reel is one of the limited edition of just 250 reels made in 2012 to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and 140 years of Hardy Bros. This is #96 of the series, and stamped "QDJ096" stamped into the foot. Equipped with red agate line-guard set in a handmade nickel silver bezel. 1912 adjustable check system with ivorine handle. 5.9 oz. Capacity DT6+35m or WF7+60m. Comes in the original Hardy black leather case.
This reel comes from the collection of Dr. Earl Fleegler, a passionate angler and well-known collector in the fly fishing community as well as a renowned hand surgeon. Dr. Fleegler was close friends with a number of angling luminaries including Tom Maxwell, Vince Marinaro, and Stan Bogdan (among others) and devoted considerable effort to collecting some of the finest tackle available from masters of the craft.