For sale here is a very scarce reel made by Farlow's of London - a 3 inch "Aluminum" model reel - Hardy Perfect style with the rarest and most attractive of check systems - the wishbone, or spring check. And as an added bonus, it is adjustable! These springs are in great shape and therefore the tension remains strong when tensioner is adjusted. No spool wobble or end play. Beautiful Holdfast logo and maker info stamped on winding plate. Serial number stamped on reel foot. No line grooves. Correct smooth and full length brass foot - 2.8". Matching numbers throughout. Attractive white handle spins freely - not sure if it's erinoid, ivorine or ivory. The tub and handle could have potentially been replaced at some point in the reel's lifetime. These wishbone check reels are incredibly difficult to find and the fact it remains a very solid fishing reel adds to the value of this find.