Dingley Fly Reel 4" - Caged Spool

For sale here is a 1920's vintage 4" caged spool fly reel made by WH Dingley. This highly sought after brass pin caged reel has a very nice and strong fixed caliper check. Stamped D2 on the frame and foot and two punch marks on the cog. Correct original and un-filed smooth brass foot, although it has a kink in it that does not prevent its proper seating in the reel seat. Original ivorine handle spins freely. There is a tiny, very tiny amount of end play as you will find in 95% of these reels, but definitely not enough to require repair. No spool wobble. As with most leaded Dingleys, the majority of the original leading remains on the reel.

I also have a D-block leather case (Hardy style but unmarked as to maker) that fits with this reel perfectly. Contact me if you want it as well. Price on the case is an extra $135, not included in the price of the reel.