Here is a brand new, very limited edition "44 Special" fly reel from Perfection Fly Reels, under the leadership of our friend Fred Balling. The reel embodies all of the quality and elegance of the vintage first model Meek 44 fly reel, circa 1900, built by Kentucky watchmaker Benjamin F. Meek.
The reel diameter is 2 3/8", the interior width is 1 1/16" with a recommended line weight of 4 to 5 weight.
German silver faceplate construction as well as the winding arm, check spring, handmade screws, sculpted pillars, and footplate. Titanium spool flanges, naval bronze center axle, ceramic bearings, stabilized shed deer antler winding knob.
In late 2014, a very limited edition of these gems was made in a machine shop in Winsted, CT. Only a few were made in left-hand retrieve, including this one. The reel is in new condition and comes with reel pouch, box, and papers. Don't miss out as not many reels out of this limited edition are still available!
We ship at cost to the buyer and in the majority of cases do so via UPS with full insurance and signature. There are cheaper options but our experience has been that you get what you pay for and that it's not worth taking risks when shipping what are often one-of-a-kind items. Your shipping estimate will be calculated at checkout and if you have any questions please contact us. Please note the buyers are responsible for any applicable import duties or fees that may levied. Due to the importance of packing items carefully please allow up to two weeks for arrival (depending on how busy we are) though we certainly do our best to get items to you as expeditiously as possible.
Unless otherwise noted, all items come with a 3-day inspection period during which they can be returned to us for a full refund (provided that they are in the same condition in which they left our shop). Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. If an item is returned, we will issue a refund within 10 days upon receipt. Refunds will be either administered by providing a check or, when possible, by canceling a credit card purchase.