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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-01-2010, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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Vintage Perfect F/S

I have a 3 3/4" Hardy Perfect I'm letting go. It has been de-leaded and is not a "spitfire" reel, but rather a great working reel that has had the leaded finish professionally removed. Circa 1920's I believe. No wobble or play at all, no cracked pillars, excellent condition overall. Has MKII check with spare set. Full ribbed brass foot unaltered.

$700 or best offer.


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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-01-2010, 05:15 PM
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She is a keeper Zack.This can only mean one thing.What rod did you fall in love with at Spey Nation?


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Thumbs up She's a beauty!!!

What's her line capacity? How much does it weigh? What size rod have you fished it on??

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-01-2010, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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No one rod in particular(well maybe the 5115 Burkie), but funding another reel

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13.5 oz as you see it, with backing. That is 30 lb dacron and if memory serves me it has somewhere around 140-175 yds, I'd have to take it off and measure to be 100% certain. It'll fit a 7/8 or 8/9 delta as is. Or a Carron Jetstream 65' 8/9 with about 15' of running line cut off the back(it is 150 ft afterall).

I have fished it on my 12'6" 8/9 MKS with reel seat to accept the feet. I have also fished it taped to a 13' S highlander, and also taped to a 12' 8wt T&T.

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Still available? RHW or LHW? What is lentgh of reel foot?

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Yes its still available. RHW and the foot is full original length
It is 3 3/4" long, too long for most reel seats. But can be taped to the rod in the short term.

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I did say OBO Any reasonable offers?? I'd rather it go to a member here than fleabay.

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-17-2010, 08:44 PM
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Reel Inquiry

Hello Eastern Spey,

Very impressive Hardy Perfect you have there. In your initial thread you mentioned having the original leaded finish 'professionally removed.' It looks awsome!

I was wondering about how you did that....

I have an older Hardy St John that appears to have some kind of funky coating on it and I'm toying with the idea of having it removed. Could you tell me how you went about having the finish removed on your Hardy Perfect?

Any feedback will be appreciated.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-18-2010, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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The reel is finally sold! Thanks Victor, she ships tomorrow.

Rocksteady,

The reel came to me that way. I won't go into it on this thread, way too much info. and others know way more than I about this procedure. But it happens when sellers use items such as a dentist blaster to remove the true finish and then market them on sites such as ebay as "spitfire" when in fact they are not, still good reels but not "Spitfire"!

I will send you a pm with more info.

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