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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-03-2016, 05:35 AM Thread Starter
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Hardy Brass Faced help needed.

I have a Hardy Perfect Brass Faced 4". I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out the real market value of such a reel. It is in very good condition. Everything work as it should.

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Greenbutt,

I'm no expert on the BF models but do keep a watch on the market. Assuming everything is tight with no cracks, etc. I would think the bottom of the range would be in the $1,500 range and the top maybe $1,800. The initials will drop the value some and I can't tell from the pic if that is a rod in hand logo. If yes, that helps.

Just my guess on the range and others may have a better idea.

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Greenbutt,

I'm no expert on the BF models but do keep a watch on the market. Assuming everything is tight with no cracks, etc. I would think the bottom of the range would be in the $1,500 range and the top maybe $1,800. The initials will drop the value some and I can't tell from the pic if that is a rod in hand logo. If yes, that helps.

Just my guess on the range and others may have a better idea.

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Would those numbers be in US or Canadian funds ? Just wondering ?
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Sorry, that would be US$

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Sorry, that would be US$
Thanks Tip. I have pretty much the same reel and think you are right on with your evaluation of the pricing of the reel..
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Thanks Sinktip. Yes the rod in hand logo is there and very nice too. Somehow it didn't come up on the picture as well.
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Beauty of a reel. I agree with the value above too. I had about 10 of these I tried to move a couple years ago. No luck though. Problem is they are so heavy and you need a pretty big rod to balance. And other trouble is unless your a collector it might be hard to fish a reel of that kind of value.
I'm not trying to be a downer just speaking from experience. And I've seen several others for sale for years. So in my opinion, it would be much nicer to keep it and display this piece of history. Just my 2 cents.
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Beauty of a reel. I agree with the value above too. I had about 10 of these I tried to move a couple years ago. No luck though. Problem is they are so heavy and you need a pretty big rod to balance. And other trouble is unless your a collector it might be hard to fish a reel of that kind of value.
I'm not trying to be a downer just speaking from experience. And I've seen several others for sale for years. So in my opinion, it would be much nicer to keep it and display this piece of history. Just my 2 cents.
I don't disagree with the suggested values, as most nice BFPs would be priced at least as much. But there is a difference between intrinsic value and the personal value assigned to a reel by the current owner. It's simple economics that value is essentially what a buyer would pay for something after a reasonable period of being offered for sale. If a reel languishes for years unsold, then the asking price and the supposed value is simply too high, regardless of the value the seller believes it has. But everyone probably has equipment that is worth more to them, for whatever reason, than it would be to someone else on the open market.
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Thanks to all who responded. I guess my real question is more wanting to know what the real market value like I said in the initial post. I understand that someone may have the same reel and it was passed down from his grandfather or something. That's not the case here. I'm not the type to get attach to things. I also understand these reels are not often on the market and when they are. The condition makes a pretty big difference on the value. In this case I cannot find anything wrong with this reel. It feels like it's been fished very little.

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Would anyone know if I was to have a second foot made for this reel to fit on modern rod. If the value would go down? The foot is not screwed on. It looks like its been riveted.
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If the foot was dovetailed and screwed on, it would likely be possible to have a second foot made, and the original preserved. I've had this done with no ill effects whatsoever on Perfects. However doing it with a riveted foot is quite a different story, and I think you would be making a big mistake, both from the standpoint of value, and the integrity of the reel--this is a nice BFP you're talking about. Better to buy a rod with a reel seat that works, or having an existing rod retro-fitted with a new reel seat.
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If the foot was dovetailed and screwed on, it would likely be possible to have a second foot made, and the original preserved. I've had this done with no ill effects whatsoever on Perfects. However doing it with a riveted foot is quite a different story, and I think you would be making a big mistake, both from the standpoint of value, and the integrity of the reel--this is a nice BFP you're talking about. Better to buy a rod with a reel seat that works, or having an existing rod retro-fitted with a new reel seat.
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Would anyone know if I was to have a second foot made for this reel to fit on modern rod. If the value would go down? The foot is not screwed on. It looks like its been riveted.
This is the brass faced reel I picked up. It unfortunately had the foot filed down and didn't fit any spey rod well. I had Bill Archuleta take a look at it and he came up with this foot. It works great and looks great. I do agree that it would be better to keep a reel like yours all original. I also think that if someone could remove the old foot with out damaging the reel and foot and install a new foot that wouldn't take away from the reels overall value as long as you had the original foot to keep with your reel.
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