Meek 44 Fly Reel - rare second model

For sale here is a scarce second model Meek 44 german silver, single action fly reel. Introduced in 1899, the Meek 44 is one of the most collectible fly reels desired worldwide. This second model at 2 1/4" diameter features the flat back plate, beaded click switch, sculpted line and reel foot pillars, and a knurled tail plate cap. Straight handle with counterbalance, knurled handle screw, and ivory grasp in fine condition. Over-hanging rim with both outer plate edges sporting fine coin-edge knurling. Marked on the rear plate "B.F. Meek & Sons Louisville, KY. No 44". The reel is in excellent condition throughout and all original. All screws are in fine shape. The click check is smooth and favors right hand retrieve as was intended. The reel foot is full length and unaltered, complete with serial number 2542 representing an earlier 2nd model than most we've seen.

Don't miss this opportunity to acquire one of the most rare American-made fly reels in fine original condition!