Dingley Fly Reel 3" Perfect - Alex Martin "Thistle"

For sale here is a Dingley 3" Perfect style fly reel made for retailer Alex Martin and branded "Thistle". Stamped 2 throughout. This very good condition reel is RHW and comes with a nice and strong dual check from the late 30's or early 40's. Knurled tensioner works well as intended but it will let you unscrew it entirely. Gear teeth and pawl still in excellent shape. Un-filed original smooth brass reel foot with two screws. Crazed ebonite handle spins freely. The screw and washer are obvious replacement parts. There is also a hairline crack on the rim, which doesn't appear threatening in my opinion. Fair amount of original leading remains. Price reflects condition. Still a very nice and tight Dingley Perfect trout reel that should see many more years on the stream.