Hardy Brass Face Perfect 4 1/2" Fly Reel

For sale here is a fine and scarce brass face Hardy Perfect wide drum fly reel - 4 1/2" diameter with 1896 check. Excellent+ condition. Full length original foot. Ivory handle spins freely. Stamped "VI". Nice tight reel mechanically. No cosmetic issues to speak of. The reel appears to be 100% original. Cleaned and put back on the shelf.

These 100+ year old reels are wildly coveted throughout the world as the "Perfect" reel to bring salmon, steelhead, and other fish to the net!