Meek 44 - Rare 2nd Model Fly Reel

For sale here is a scarce 2nd model Meek 44 german silver, single action fly reel. Introduced in 1899, the Meek 44 is one of the most collectible fly reels desired worldwide. This second version, at 2 1/4" diameter, features the flat back plate, beaded click switch, and sculpted line and reel foot pillars. The reel is in excellent condition throughout and all original. All screws are in fine shape. The click check is adequately strong for trout and the reel slightly favors right hand retrieve as was intended. The reel foot is full length and unaltered, complete with serial number 2542 representing an earlier 2nd model than most I've seen. The ivory handle is in fine shape, albeit swollen and hard to turn. Don't miss this opportunity to acquire one of the most rare American-made fly reels in fine original condition!

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