Choosing a Vintage Hardy Reel
I just sold a spey rod to justify buying a vintage hardy reel I've always wanted I'm looking for a reel to fish with. I love the sound of those old reels and basically I just think they're cool. I don't even know really where to start. I'm not to sure about ebay; its kinda a crap shoot sometimes. I'm thinking about something in the 3 3/4' to 4 1/4", as it will be going on a z-axis 8126. I love the Perfect, but I'm thinking they're just a little too expensive, I know there are others which ones a decent to fish with? I don't know though, some Perfects are $1200+ and some are around $500. I don't mind cosmetic wear I think it adds character, but it does need to be mechanically sound and fish well. Basically I looking for any sort of direction here.