I have inherited a 8/9 and a salmon Number 1 Hardy Marquis fly reels . Both are in amazing condition . It puzzles me that reels have been barely been used have some play ( in/out ) on both spools . I would appreciate comments on the play and any adjustment that can be made .Also what weight outfits they would be best used on . Thinking of using the No 1 on a five weight switch
Thank for the advice . I think the suggestions you kindly came up with will keep these great old reels going for many years to come .
The ( in/out) movement of the spool is only minor but it would be great to get it fixed