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3 3/4 Pre-War Perfect -- LHW w/ line guard

Putting one of my pride and joy reels up for sale as I need to finance one in the pipeline. I just don't use it much anymore and I believe reels should be used and not collected.

For your consideration is a prewar Hardy Perfect, 3 3/4 size with revolving line guard and wait for it, left hand wind. It is a duplicated Mark II and has a true and unaltered ribbed brass foot.

This configuration is beyond rare and is according to what one of the old timers on here told me about 15 years ago, a model Hardy called the "boat reel", designed to sit on top of the rod. The line guard is mounted slightly closer to the foot on the configuration but it has worked fine for me for many years.

The old lady is not without her blemishes. The line guard has some grooving on one side, the leading is largely gone, there are two slightly discolored spots on the winding plate (purely cosmetic) and of particular note, she has a hairline crack on the rim. This has been there for the entire time I've owned and fished the reel and has never been an issue. When I first got the reel I pondered having Archuletta epoxy fix it but like I said, it has not been a problem. I have tried to show all her warts in the pictures.

While obviously not a 27 year old trophy wife, this fine old lady still has many years of performance in her. She growls like a wildcat when hooked to a fish and is as rare as they come.

Firm asking price is $1,450 US plus Paypal fees. . I will cover shipping in the US and we can work something out internationally.
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Hairline crack at 3:00.
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And yet another.

Here is one more.
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Very nice reel Duggan. I hope she finds a good home.
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Finally, the line guard.
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Thanks Preston. I still can't quite believe I'm listing it. I have struggled with it for months. I won't be surprised if I chicken out and pull the ad.

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When I seen your post about it being a lefty I had to do a double take , in all my years of collecting I have only seen a couple true leftys in wide drum salmon size reels

That is indeed a neet old hardy , I looked at that check work for 10 mins before I could figure it out ,

It was and is a RHW check , to be used with the reel on the top side of the rod , or one could flip it on the bottom and use it as a LHW reel as you did ,

How was the drag on it when adjusting the knob all the way down ,

I seen one old hardy that had two line guards on it , a lefty or a RHW , whatever mood you was in for the day

I'm thinking you'll regret selling that reel ,

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Nice reel. As said above, it is a right hand wind reel. These were referred to as "Rings Up" and enjoyed a very brief period of use. When reeling the reel was positioned on the top side of the rod and retrieved by winding with the right hand. I have only seen 3 St. George rings up reels in the last 10 years (I own one), but never a perfect. They were never cataloged and only available by special order.

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As rare as....

She's a beauty - a real "hens tooth"..
How much does she weigh?
Surprised its still here.

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As to weight, including the 150 or so yds of 30 pound backing on it, it weighs in at 14.5 oz.

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When I seen your post about it being a lefty I had to do a double take , in all my years of collecting I have only seen a couple true leftys in wide drum salmon size reels

That is indeed a neet old hardy , I looked at that check work for 10 mins before I could figure it out ,

It was and is a RHW check , to be used with the reel on the top side of the rod , or one could flip it on the bottom and use it as a LHW reel as you did ,

How was the drag on it when adjusting the knob all the way down ,

I seen one old hardy that had two line guards on it , a lefty or a RHW , whatever mood you was in for the day

I'm thinking you'll regret selling that reel ,
Confused.....Does this mean that if you want to use as a LHW you have to wind it backwards regardless of where the line guard is

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No, as designed it was right hand wind because the reel was on top (handle on right side). It works fine as LHW because on a double handed rod, it hangs beneath the rod, hence handle is on the left.

Hard to explain but mount a reel on a rod and then rotate the rod until the reel is on top and you will see what I'm talking about.

And for those that have asked, incoming has a nice Hardy click, outgoing is a loud growl and of course, more tension.

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