I'm wondering if anyone is interested in a 4 1/2" Hardy Perfect? A guy I know has one that he has indicated a willingness to sell, but he is not able to post it and manage the selling process and transaction on line. This is a larger reel than I have a use for, but I told him I would describe it and see if there was any interest here.
The reel has an enamel finish, and is in really nice condition, showing very little loss of finish. It does not have a line guard, is tight, and has no issues that I could see. The foot appears to be a ribbed brass "bullet shaped" foot that would work on modern reel seats. I don't believe it is a longer brass ribbed foot that has been shortened, but to be honest I did not inspect the foot that carefully. The reel has a line on it which I believe to be an older silk line.
He would sell the reel for $650, so price to you would be that plus actual shipping and any fees from payment method. If you are interested in the reel, PM or email me at [email protected]
and tell me what you think. I don't have any photos of the reel, but if the interest is there I would try to go get some and help answer any questions you might have. The guy lives quite a ways from me, so please, serious inquiries only.