The hardy perfect the hardy perfect has the distinction not only of being the most famous reel ever made, but has also been in production longer than any of its many rivals and it has been the flagship of the hardy range for so long that in many ways it personifies the brand. R 170020 4” hardy perfect salmon brass faced wide spool rhw no line guard long smooth brass foot [ 3 7/8 in ] with hole in foot fastened with 4 rivets- must be cut down for modern seats fat ivorine knob “rod-in-hand” trademark & “straight line” logo on face plate late 1896 check with 4-screw block turk’s head locking nut. I was wondering if any of the hardy experts might be able to help me date a perfect i recently picked up i believe it to be circa mid-1920’s but other than that i haven’t a clue the reel has the smooth brass foot, no strap over the tension screw and the fat ebonite handle. Many vintage hardy reels have a set of initials stamped on the inside of the frame these are the reel makers initials or 'mark' below is a partial list of the known hardy reel makers, their mark, and the reels they were known to have made.
I did just that but i am a bit puzzled about the aluminum center and the fact that the reel had no patent number on the winding plate help dating hardy perfect 2 7/8 posted: 08/27/14 07:15 403 found a japanese site with pictures of two reels sharing the same features as mine the dating of these two also confirms what you guys. John shaner, the foremost hardy tackle expert, demonstrates assembly and maintainence of the hardy perfect reels tufty's vintage and antique fishing tackle home of hardy perfect fishing reels, uniqua fishing reels, st george fishing reels, sunbeam fishing reels and other hardy.
You can find great info on the classic fly rod forum - an easy join then use the search function and/or mine the classic reels sub-forum for gazillions of threads/posts. Hardy perfect reels our antique and vintage hardy perfect fly fishing reels for sale we have a nice stock of both the salmon and the trout fishing models and in brass and alloy versions.
Ever since forster hardy was first granted a full patent for the perfect reel design in 1889, our engineers, developers and consultants have been constantly striving for ways to improve on perfection, tweaking and adjusting to bring you what we believe are the best reels in their class to date. Fine 4 duplicated mk2 hardy salmon perfect reel with revolving line guard, stamped with reel details to winding plate and hardy patent to the line guard some polish to the finish around the handle, otherwise a good amount of original lead finish is retained by this reel.
Hardy perfect fly reel: wide spool now designed with a wider spool, the hardy perfect fly reel is an excellent choice for salmon and steelhead anglers features of the hardy wide spool perfect reel hardy fly reel model wide spool perfect 2 7/8in reel great new $60000 buy it now.