Dingley Fly Reel 3 1/2" M.C. Thorburn

For sale here is a vintage Dingley 3 1/2" fly reel made for retailer M.C. Thorburn of Edinburgh. This a classic Dingley-made reel with early fixed caliper check, nicely blued and adequately strong. Stamped D2 and 6 on the frame. Correct original smooth brass foot is slightly kinked but straight enough to fit securely on reel seats. The foot also stamped 2 as is the cog. Very minor line grooves to rim which are barely noticeable. Ivorine handle. There is a slight amount of end play but not enough to require repair in my opinion. No wobble. There is a casting mark where the retailer stamp is -- nothing to worry about here as it's part of the original casting and not a crack. This is a nice reel with most of the original leading left. Also comes with line, size unknown but it's fairly new and in excellent shape. Reel weighs 7.7 oz with the line and the reel foot measures 2.6 inches.