Godfrey, Ted - Perfectionist Model 305 Fly Reel

For sale here is a Ted Godfrey Perfectionist Model 305 fly reel. This stunning raised pillar designed reel is no longer offered for sale on Ted's website. 2 3/4" diameter (3" pillar to pillar). 1.24" frame width. Weight 5.6 oz. Capacity DT4 + 75 yds. Left-hand retrieve. Unused condition. German silver construction.

Copy from Ted's website some time ago (this reel is no longer listed as an available model):

The Perfectionist is the toughest most elegant of all raised pillar reels. It also has the most precise drag adjustment of any spring pawl type reel available. Now in production for ten years, the early Classic and the perfected Perfectionist reels have become the most popular of all Godfrey reels.

This finely detailed reel combines many unique features for lasting beauty -- the Vom Hofe style adjustment knob, traditional black side plates, and unique and elegant 6-pillar raised pillar frame made of hand-cut and polished nickel silver.

The reel is elegant in simplicity yet very functional with its 9-position pawl and spring drag adjustment and of course single screw take down. This reel mechanism is the result of three years of design and testing which has yielded a calibrated, linear adjust system with true repeatability - drag tension in adjust-up same as adjust-down.

Making this reel has been a labor of love and I think of it as a reel for the serious angler. Note that the drag range can be custom calibrated per your request.