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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-18-2019, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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I'm thinking of selling my prewar Hardy Uniqua. It's a 4.25 in RHW (currently, but can be easily switched) horseshoe latch, solid spool model. I was told by a Hardy collector that it was made pre 1921. As you can see, there is still plenty of the finish left, but some careless scratches to undo the latch (it's loose enough you can do it with a fingernail, no screwdriver needed). It comes with two feet. The brass one is short and a long one was made to accommodate the longer reel seats. It comes with the instructions (laminated) from the foot maker, on how to switch out the foot.The collector stated that it should bring between $600-800 USD to the right person. I don't need to sell it, but I really don't have a need for it. The backing will stay on it, but not the line.

If I can get $450 USD shipped CONUS, I'll sell it. Let me know what you think-
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Reduced to $500 USD... I just had my taxes done... thanks new tax code.
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One more reduction- $450 USD shipped CONUS. Actual cost anywhere else.
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Another bump... probably the last one. Must be the wrong time to sell a reel...
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How long is the reel foot? Has it been modified?
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I've got a 4.25" Uniqua of the same vintage, and it has a substantially longer foot than this one. I had Meiser modify my 13'6" reel seat to accommodate that reel.

These reels, by the way, are the bomb when you get hooked up! They scream like a banshee, and just a little finger pressure on the spool is all it takes to control big finny brutes.

People are missing out on a nice reel, and a piece of history!

Just sayin'.......

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I've got a 4.25" Uniqua of the same vintage, and it has a substantially longer foot than this one. I had Meiser modify my 13'6" reel seat to accommodate that reel.

These reels, by the way, are the bomb when you get hooked up! They scream like a banshee, and just a little finger pressure on the spool is all it takes to control big finny brutes.

People are missing out on a nice reel, and a piece of history!

Just sayin'.......
Yeah thatís what I was curious about. Both of my 4.25Ē reels have the long foot, and I had Archuleta modify one of them for my big rod. This one seems to be quite a bit shorter which makes me quite interested since itís costly to have a reel foot modified or created.
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Here is a picture of the two feet. The brass one is 2.5 inches and the aluminum foot is 4 inches (hard to tell by the pictures perspective). The brass one has not been modified to my knowledge, but if it has, they did a masterful job (can't see a single machining groove).
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The brass foot is the replacement foot, crafted to fit a modern reel seat. The smooth alloy foot is the period correct foot for a 1920-1922 vintage reel.

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The former owner of this reel corrected me about the size. It's actually 4.25 inches.
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