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HARDY PERFECT REELS
The most collectible reels ever made


A RARE 1904 BRASS FACED 3.3/4" HARDY PERFECT WITH COIN CENTRE
 (HFR3015)

£5799.00


A 3.3/4 inch brass faced Hardy perfect from 1904.


The rarest of rare brass faced perfects in mint condition with the nickle silver coin centre denoting ball bearings. This reel is free from any defects and is a pristine example - A must for any collector.


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HARDY 3.3/4" PERFECT 1928-1935 (HFR2805)


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A rare Hardy perfect reel and at a bargain price. A very tidy  user reel from the early 30's The reel is tight and free of wobbles. The nickle silver tension adjuster works great.


There is a little gravel rash marks near the foot on the perforated side worth mentioning but has no affect or visual impact to the reel.


NO LINE GROOVES TO PILLARS. All in all a great reel to use and many salmon to catch and loaded with line and backing.


Postage and insurance £11.00






A RARE 1912 HARDY 4.1/4" PERFECT REEL (HFR2803)


£1595.00


This rare 1912 Hardy Perfect reel is a peach at £1595.00 - in the most desirable size 4.1/4", and with the rare rotating line guide.


These reels are collectible of course and still rising in price but are used still in BC and very much in the Washington area for steel-head  and silvers etc.


This early reel over 100 years old now is the Eunuch version and the reel is very usable. Free from wobble, no cracks to frame and free of line burns so in tip top condition and with a patina commensurate with its age. 


A wonderful piece.


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A VERY RARE 1921-22 HARDY 3.3/4" PERFECT REEL (HFR2806)


£395.00


A bargain collectors or users reel from the early 20's. This Hardy 3.3/4" perfect reel has the alloy foot from 1917-21 and then has the introduction of the ball bearings from 1921, so this is a transitional reel between design changes. The reel is all original and is free from defects. 


No wobble and no cracks to frame and the patina is super commensurate with its age. The reel has initials 'K.P' engraved by Hardy from its first owner, a nice touch to use a piece of history. 


How many Salmon has this reel caught in it's day. Quite a few as there is a slight hint of even line wear on the inside pillar at 4.0 o'clock - worth mentioning but not visually apparent to the untrained eye.


The handle is xylonite from the 1917-21 period - so a real opportunity to use a piece of history at an affordable price. Also note this reel has a new Rio weight forward WF 11 F on board.


Postage and insurance £11.00


A 3.3/4" 1912 HARDY PERFECT TWIN RING CHECK IN MINT CONDITION (HFR302)

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A mint collectors original Hardy 1912 twin ring perfect in mint condition no flaws whatsoever.


Postage and insurance £11.00














A RARE 4.1/2" HARDY 1912 CHECK PERFECT WITH LINE GUIDE (HFR28004)

£1699.00


So So rare - a 1912 4.1/2" Hardy Perfect reel, but with the 1917 design features, eunuch center, domed face plate and some of the 1917 features of fixing the pawl. 


This reel is authentic in every way and is a transitional Perfect going between the 1912 check period and the 1917 evolution of tension check. May be one of a kind from this period - 100 years old.


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4.1/2" 1906 HARDY PERFECT REEL WITH ROLLER GUIDES, ENGRAVED 'A.D.P.' WITH HARDY LEATHER CASE (HFR420A)

£1195.00


Hardy Perfect 1906 4.1/2" reel, modified way back in the twenties I believe. The reel had a rotating line guide in a brass outer cage as on early brass faced perfects, indeed the frame of this guide is still attached to the frame. I believe this reel was used in Norway for big salmon so the owner had Hardy modify the reel to hardened steel roller guides. 


Please understand this reel was not repaired there are no cracks or line burns on the reel and is totally unique, I bought it because I understood the transformation, line guides add drag and on heavy fast water this is an issue when playing big fish.


Owners initials  engraved 'A.D.P.' on the reel. Included with hardy block leather reel case. In fountain pen the top of the case reads, 'HE. Cobb, perfect reel, No 2, O.P.H. Wynne.'


Postage and insurance £11.00



A HARDY PERFECT 1930'S 3.1/2" REEL WITHOUT LINE GUIDE (HFR557A)

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£549.00


A very rare sized 1930's Hardy perfect 3.1/2" diameter wide drum fly reel. This reel has 85% original black leaded finish and is very lightly used. The reel is loaded with a sinking line and original backing line. This the ideal reel for steel-head and smaller switch rods.


Postage and insurance £11.00



HARDY PERFECT 4.1/2" CIRCA 1918, ALMOST UNUSED IN CASE (2017C)


£1149.00


Hardy Perfect 4.1/2" fly reel. 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 £11.00



A VERY RARE VINTAGE HARDY PERFECT 1912 4.1/2" SALMON REEL (HFR102)


£1749.00


A very rare 1912 4.1/2" check mechanism Hardy Salmon Perfect reel 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 and line burns unlike most online auction reels. 

The reel boasts the most natural patina and is all correct; a beautiful example.

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RARE HARDY PERFECT 1912 4.1/4" VINTAGE SALMON FLY REEL WITH LINE GUARD, ENGRAVED 'A.H.W.' (HFR323C)


£1250.00


Hardy Brothers 1912 4.1/4" Perfect salmon fly reel.


This reel is I believe to be the the former property of "Arthur Humphrey Wall" one of the famous Hardy reel makers. I have two other reels of his; a Uniqua and a Silex no2 made by his friend Dingley.


This reel is superb nice and tight no wobbles, however the rotating line guide through use has breached the side frame but does not detract from use or strength due to the pin system which retains the line guide.


A most rare piece of Hardy history realistically priced.


Postage and insurance £11.00


 

A RARE VINTAGE 1912 HARDY BROTHERS 4.1/4" PERFECT REEL WITHOUT LINE GUARD (CO29)


£1895.00


A very rare opportunity to avail of such a beautiful rare reel. A 1912 Hardy Perfect 4.1/4" 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. 

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ANTIQUE 1930'S HARDY PERFECT 4" FLY REEL WITH LINE GUARD (HFR250)


£749.00


Hardy Perfect 1930's fly reel, 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 £11.00
 

1928 VINTAGE HARDY PERFECT, 3.3/4" SALMON FLY REEL WITH LINE GUIDE (HFR323)


£829.00

A Hardy Brothers 3.3/4" Perfect circa 1930's with rotating line guide. This fly 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, 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 £11.00
 

AN EXTRA RARE HARDY PERFECT, 3.1/4", BRASS FACED, WIDE DRUM, CIRCA 1900 (HFR2003)


£1599.00


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.

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VINTAGE HARDY PERFECT, 3.3/4", BRASS FACED REEL (HFR2010A)


£999.00


This rare little Hardy 3.3/4" 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 £11.00 
 

VINTAGE HARDY PERFECT 4.1/4" SALMON WIDE DRUM, WITHOUT LINE GUIDE, CIRCA MID 20'S (HFR131)


£639.00


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 £11.00 

 

ANTIQUE 1912 HARDY 4.1/4" PERFECT WIDE DRUM SALMON FLY REEL, ENGRAVED 'R.L.S.' (HFR1017C)


£1699.00


A fantastic example of a 1912 4.1/2" Hardy perfect which is great in every way. The reel is engraved professionally 'R.L.S.' 


This antique 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 in all a time capsule of history and usable today. 


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VINTAGE HARDY PERFECT, 3.3/4", WITHOUT LINE GUARD, ENGRAVED 'S.D.' (HFR116)


£445.00


Vintage 3.3/4" Hardy Perfect, without a line guard. An excellent dup mark two 1930's Hardy wide drum salmon reel. This reel is really good with a tight tolerances and no spool wobble a great reel to use or collect. The reel is professionally engraved 'S.D.'


 There is the hint of line grooves near bottom pillar which are virtually unnoticeable and would be 1000th "deep but worth a mention if some one is looking for absolute perfection. Consequently this reel is a 9.8 out of ten and is priced accordingly. This reel has still hundreds of salmon to catch.


Postage and insurance £11.00

 

ANTIQUE 4.1/4" BRASS FACED HARDY PERFECT, WITH LINE GUIDE, IN CASE (HFR420A)


£959.00


Hardy Brass Faced 4.1/4" Perfect reel with the 1896 check mechanism. In sturdy Farlow's leather case which is engraved 'H.S.C.' 


The reel is in good use-able condition the foot is slightly undulating, and there are a few nibbles on the frame rim on the brass face-plate side at 9.30 and 10.30 on the frame other than that there are no line grooves and no frame cracks it is a 7 out of 10 standard with the very rare line guard. 


The reel is priced accordingly - many fish are still to be caught on this beauty; almost 120 years old.


Postage and insurance £11.00

 

VINTAGE 3.1/4" 1921 WIDE DRUM HARDY PERFECT REEL, WITH HARDY LEATHER CASE (HFR102C)


£1295.00


Another rare vintage Hardy Perfect reel this time a 3.1/4" wide drum mark one check with dup mark two winding plate, but has the smooth brass foot and ivorine handle so makes this 1920 -21 transitional reel in its original case, indeed a rarity from this era the smaller wide drum reels were very very few, and with its original hardy case, find another is the cliche of the day.


Price includes leather case.


Postage and insurance £11.00

 

HARDY TROUT PERFECTS

 

A 3.1/8" HARDY PERFECT 1930'S TROUT FLY REEL (HFR318)


£375.00


This is a super little 30's 3.1/8" Hardy Trout 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 30's reels.


Postage and insurance £11.00



ANTIQUE HARDY 3.1/2" 1917-21 TROUT PERFECT FLY REEL (HFR154)


£399.00


A rare 1917-21 3.1/2" Trout Perfect reel, mark 1 perfect with Ivorine handle and domed nickle silver tension adjuster with original circular agate line guide.


Hairline crack to agate line guide at 2 o'clock visually difficult to see but can feel with your nail so worth mentioning, but does not detract from a beautiful reel.


Postage and insurance £7.50

 

A RARE HARDY BROTHERS 1930'S 3.5/8TH TROUT PERFECT WITH LINE GUIDE (HFR245)


£425.00

A very rare mint 3.5/8th Hardy Perfect with all original patina in great condition, from the 1930's, the reel is tight and the agate line guide is original and flawless. The reel is free from wobbles and wear and will be a fantastic addition to user or collector.

Postage and insurance £7.50
 

ANTIQUE HARDY 3.3/8" PERFECT, WITH LINE GUIDE, CIRCA 1917 (HFR316)


£399.00 


A 1917 3.3/8" Hardy Perfect 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 £11.00



VINTAGE HARDY BROTHERS 2.7/8" TROUT PERFECT, CIRCA 1940'S (HFR923)


£525.00


This is a super little Hardy 2.7/8" trout perfect 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 £11.00



ANTIQUE HARDY BROTHERS 3.5/8" TROUT PERFECT FLY REEL, CIRCA 1917-22 (HFR064)


£399.00


A pretty Hardy 3.5/8th trout fly 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 £11.00 



HARDY 3.1/8TH 1906 PERFECT, TROUT SIZED REEL (RESTORED FACE PLATE & FOOT) (HFR925)


£399.00


This very rare 1906 3.1/8th" 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 £11.00