Hardy Uniqua Wide Drum Fly Reel 3 1/2" - with box

SKU: VFT12659

For sale here is a Hardy Uniqua wide drum reel, diameter 3 1/2". RHW. MKII check. Many guys prefer to re-shape the springs on these Uniquas and fish them left-hand retrieve. The reel is in excellent shape, both cosmetically and mechanically. No line grooves. The original fat ebonite handle spins freely as it should. The springs are nice and tight. Gear teeth and dual pawls are in great shape with very sharp points. Frame has knurled edges. The original ribbed brass reel foot has been filed on both ends to fit certain modern reel seats. Spool width (inside to inside) is 1.2". No wobble and no end play which is quite rare in these old Uniquas. Telephone latch functions as it should. Comes with period-correct Hardy box in great shape. Box has two tears in sides, but everything else is as solid as you will find with these old boxes.