Hardy Uniqua 3 1/8" fly reel - early

SKU: VFT5307

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For sale here is a very scarce and early Hardy Uniqua model - 3 1/8" diameter with the early flat caliper spring check. Marked Hardy's Patent "Uniqua" Reel. Ivory handle. Mechanically the reel is still in good condition with a RHW fixed check and some end play like most Uniqua-style reels. The original 3" long smooth brass foot is unblemished. No cracks, chips, or dings. As you can see in photo #5, the stripping pillar does have a substantial groove in it (only 1/4 of the pillar remains in that location!) What makes this reel possibly unique is the brass pins / caged spool configuration that could have been done at the Hardy factory or perhaps an after-market addition. A very nice and rare old Uniqua!