Dingley Fly Reel 3 3/4" St George Style - Ogden Smith Zefer

2For sale here is a vintage Dingley 3 3/4" fly reel made for Ogden Smith and called the Zefer (similar in style to a Hardy St. George but much stronger and durable) . Stamped D9 on the frame, 9 on the foot and 9 on the cog. Retailed and stamped on winding plate by Ogden Smiths Ltd of London. Also stamped "Made in England" and "Zefer". This excellent+ condition reel is RHW and comes with a nice and strong double pawl/spring check from the 1930's. Tensioner works perfectly. Gear teeth and pawls still very sharp. Un-filed original smooth brass reel foot with two screws. Great condition ebonite handle and it spins freely. The reel has no wobble. No cracks or prior repairs. There is a very tiny chip in the frame edge located at 5 o'clock in photo #6. Most would not disclose this, and understandably, as it is not a real issue with the reel. A great majority of original leading on the reel remains. Reel weighs 11.3 oz. with the backing included and the reel foot is 2.5 inches long. Spool diameter is 3.3", the inside width is 0.8" and the width at the top edge of the spool is 0.9".