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For sale here is a beautiful 4" wide drum Hardy Perfect salmon fly reel with 1912 check. Much of the original leading remains. Gear teeth and pawl are still very sharp and the tensioner (with Turks locking nut) works great throughout its range (at the lighter setting it is still pretty tight, so if you like no tension at the lightest setting, look elsewhere). No wobble or end play to speak of. Professional engraving exists on the winding plate and spool as shown in photos. Ivorine handle spins freely. Slight line burns to pillar/frame. Stamped "5" throughout. Spool retaining screw is original but slightly buggered, but this doesn't prevent getting the screw off and on. Smooth brass foot is full length and unfiled.