The rivet head pattern on the back of the reel is identical to that on the new Made in the UK double pawl reels like the reversible Perfect and the Bougle.The pictures on the website didn't give a peek at the inside so I'm not sure how it's regulated Fred. The reels produced in Alnwick are still pricy, as you saw on the forum I just took in another wide spool Perfect and am still happy with the reels.
Not sure if this reel has fully caged frame? No pics illustrate, although you can clearly see a bridge. Wonder if it might be a partial 'cut away' like the ones they built for Pezon et Michel back in the day?Each reel is assembled and polished by hand and utilises the new Hardy innovative concept of ‘Split Frame' design to offer lightness with strength and complete line control.
Hi David,I looked at the Salmon size, and to me it looks like a Marquis with the back ventilated at two times the price.