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HARDY REELS
THE MOST COLLECTABLE REELS EVER MADE

 

A very rare 1903 brass faced HARDY PERFECT 4.1/4" WITH LINE GUIDE 
£1695.00 Ref:Hfj002 

A very nice 4.1/4" Hardy brass faced perfect free from any faults it is a great reel yo use or collect and has the early line guide from this period circa 1900- 1903 , This reel is a great user reel nice and tight free from wobble and has the original turks head locking nut which I cleaned on last pic included a totally original piece flawless 

postage and insurance 11.50 large reel 
 

A RARE 1917 HARDY PERFECT WITH LINE GUIDE CIRCA 1917
Ref:Hfj003

SOLD

This is an early Hardy salmon perfect  4.1/2" eunuch version a great user or collector reel free from any flaws . The reel has a lovely patina from 100 years of use but is as tight and has a sweet ring from the check mechanism , free from spool wobble a great reel to add to your collection and very rare 

postage and insurance 11.50 large reel  
 

Hardy 4 1/2" 1912 perfect reel with line guide 
Ref:hfr20173
SOLD

This is an absolute fantastic example of this rare reel. The reel condition is first class, free from any defects and has a full length foot, rotating line guide and no cracks or line burns. The reel is so original in that the owner had sticky tape on the face plate with a pen written line size, that when the tape was removed the original unblemished lead finish remained underneath, whereas the natural patina pertained everywhere else. This reel was a rare find and is a prime example for user or collector and will be so difficult to find another.


Postage and insurance £11

 

Hardy 4.1/4" perfect reel circa 1918 almost unused in case
£1149.00 Ref 2017 c

This reel is engraved 'L.K.S.' from a previous owner, as well as the case to match.This reel was owned by a war hero from the first world war , he fished Helmsdale but did not need a reel this size for that river consequently the reel is 99% unused in its original case . what a find truly brilliant


Postage and insurance £11

 

A VERY RARE hardy 1912 4 1/2" perfect salmon reel 
Ref:hfr102 £1749.00 

A very rare 1912 check mechanism Hardy Perfect 
without line guide. This reel is all original and free from any flaws. The foot is full length, there is no wear to the spindle, it's free from frame cracks unlike most Ebay kit, and the reel boasts the most natural patina. 

Postage and insurance £11
 

hardy brothers 41/4"perfect reel circa 1927-28 with line guard
ref:hfr071216a £849.00

A rare Hardy 1927 transitional  perfect with line guide, in prime condition, free from any flaws. The reel has a wonderful patina and is a fantastic example to use or collect. There is no wobble to the spool and the check mechanism is strong and healthily loud. Loaded with backing line ready to go 


hardy brothers 3 3/4" perfect fly reel CIRCA 1928-35
ref:hfr116 £629.00

A beautiful example of the 1928-35 Hardy perfect with the duplicated mark two check mechanism, and the ribbed brass foot from this era. This is a beauty and is professionally inscribed by hardy "SD". 

Postage and insurance £11
 

A RARE 1912 Hardy brothers 4 1/4" perfect reel without line guard
Ref:co29 £1895.00 

A very rare opportunity to avail of such a beautiful rare reel. The reel is free of any defects and is consequently a real collectors piece. It goes without saying a great reel to use watch heads turn as a salmon takes off on this baby, the sound is spine tingling. 

Postage and insurance £11
 

1930's 4" HARDY PERFECT FLY REEL WITH LINE GUARD
ref:HFR250 £749.00

Hardy perfect 1930s, four inch diameter duplicated mark 2. 
A super example of this rare reel especially with the rotating line guide. This reel has 70-75% of its original black leading and has many years life ahead. The reel is tight and functions perfectly. 

Postage and insurance £11
 

1928 HARDY PERFECT  3 3/4" SALMON FLY REEL WITH LINE GUIDE
Hfr323 £829.00

A Hardy Perfect circa 1930's with rotating line guide. This reel is in excellent condition and has 75% original lead finish, consequently the patina is commensurate with a reel which has had light use. The reel is professionally inscribed D.B.W. a previous owner. 
This reel is free of cracks, line burns and is tight and free of any spool wobble. All in all a great reel to use or collect an appreciating classic Hardy . 

Postage and insurance £11
 

AN EXTRA RARE HARDY BRASS FACED 3 1/4" WIDE DRUM PERFECT CIRCA 1900 

£1999.00 Hfr2003 

Hardy brass faced perfect 3" diameter, this is a must for the brass faced perfect collector.
No cracks or line burns present, the foot has a slight undulation but nothing controversial.
The reel spins true but no wobble etc.
Two logos stamped on face plate correct for this reel.

Postage and insurance £11
 

Hardy Brass faced rings up 3.3/4" perfect
HFR2010a £999.00

This rare little 3/4" brass faced perfect I would describe as mid arbor width 1.3/8th" between the spool walls, Also This reel is either a Hardy repair or a rare rings up perfect where the line feeds over the top pillar bringing the line close to the rod for ease of line management , The reel has a solid brass top pillar where all the other alloy pillars are pinned with brass, Every thing else is as it should be. 

Postage and insurance £11
 

A RARE HARDY SALMON 4 1/4" BRASS FACED PERFECT CIRCA 1903

£1549.00 Ref:Hfr932 

Hardy brass faced perfect 4.1/4" diameter  this time with a brass foot and stamped "D" on the side.

The foot is slightly undulating at each end  with a keen eye but for the most part is straight and full length. 

There are no line grooves or cracks on this reel it is the real thing very nice indeed. 

The face plate is stamped HARDY'S PAT PERFECT & has THE ROD IN HAND trade mark.


Postage and insurance £11 

 

a hardy 4 1/4" salmon wide drum perfect without line guide circa mid 20s
£739.00 ref:HFR131

Again another original unadulterated example of a Hardy Perfect 4.1/4" salmon reel. This reel boasts the best tolerances of engineering from this mid 20s-early 30s period. There are no cracks to the frame nor wobble to the spool, nor line grooves to pillars.


There is one set of very very mild line marks <not grooves> to the bottom side of reel 8mm across and not very obvious but mention able.

The reel comes with a number 10 silk line from the period probably a corona. 


The foot is the smooth version and unfilled or altered, and the winding plate boasts the fat ebonite handle.


Postage and insurance £11



a 4" 1928-35 hardy perfect dup mk2 with rotating line guard
£819.00 ref:HFR321

This is an excellent example of a quality reel from the 30s era oozing quality of craftsmanship 

This 4"Hardy perfect is great no wobble or wear, no line burns or cracks a quality piece

These pieces are becoming very rare in salmon sizes with the rotating line guide

The foot is full length and has the ribbed underside

The tension adjuster works as good as the day it left the factory 


Postage and insurance £11



A 1912 Hardy 4 1/4" perfect WIDE DRUM SALMON FLY reEL
Ref: Hfr 1017c £1699.00

A fantastic example of a 1912 Hardy perfect which is great in every way. The reel is engraved professionally R.L.S. The reel is free from cracks, and the foot is full length and untouched, the reel is tight and free from wobble and the tension adjuster is as it should be free and adjustable all all a time capsule of history and usable today. 


Postage and insurance £14.00

 

hardy trout perfects

a hardy 3 1/8" trout perfect fly reel 1930's
£375.00 ref:hfr318

This is a super little 30s hardy perfect fly reel with lots of leading finish. 

This original little reel has been lightly used and is free from cracks or line burns. 

The reel is the duplicated mark two check and is stamped internally "Ta"  and  "ok  "  "40 "

The foot is full length and is the ribbed version denoting 30s reels


Postage and insurance £11



a hardy perfect 3 3/8" circa 1917 with line guide
£399.00 ref:hfr316

A 1917 MK1 check stamped Hardy's Patent no 24245 

A superb example no cracks or line grooves, with a replacement agate line guide unused

The reel foot is full length and aluminium 

There is no play or wobble on this reel it will be an absolute pleasure to use.


Postage and insurance £11



a hardy 2 7/8" trout perfect circa 1940's
£525.00 ref:hfr923

This is a super little Hardy perfect Trout reel from the mid 40's with leaded finish, and ribbed foot 

The reel has the dup mark two check, and is free from line burns, overall a great reel and so rare in this size

The reel is stamped 127 internally on reel and winding plate

The reel has the straight line typeface stamped on the winding plate


Postage and insurance £11



hardy 3 5/8" perfect trout fly reel circa 1917-22
£399.00 ref:hfr064

A pretty HARDY 3.5/8th trout reel in excellent condition considering its over 90 years old 

The reel is tight without any wobble in the spool

There are no cracks or line burns on this reel, the smooth brass foot is full length and unfilled

The reel is stamped duplicated mk11 and has the circular arranged hardy info on the winding plate

What an opportunity to own this early reel


Postage and insurance £11



a rare hardy 3 3/8" trout perfect circa 1930 with 80% original leading
£475.00 ref:hfr921

This is one of the best examples I have ever offered in a trout perfect, original 80% leading

The original agate line guide is unblemished and free of the normal usage cracks 

The reel is tight with no wobbles its as it left the factory in the 30s

The ribbed foot is full length and unfilled 

The maker of the reel was T.A.G. Thomas Armstrong


Postage and insurance £11

Hardy brothers 1906 3 1/8ths perfect Trout sized reel (restored face plate and foot)
ref:hfr925 £399.00

This very rare 1906 3.3/8th" Hardy trout perfect has been most sympathetically restored, the winding plate has been modified as the original was broken although retaining the stamped centre, also the original foot was replaced and new one added, the price reflects the restoration, and genuinely will be a great user reel to the untrained eye no one would even know 

Postage and insurance £11