Hardy Brothers The Perfect Fishing Fly Reel Fitted Wood Case
- 1 Fine Fishing Interest Collectible Original British Hardy The Perfect Fishing Fly Reel In Fitted Wood Case.
- Size of reel is 3 7/8 inch.
- With torpedo ribbed foot,also having ebonite pull reel handle.
- Features that really stands out is that the original fishing reel line is still inside and it comes with the original fitted wooden portable carry case.
- Perfect for catching trout or Salmon.
- Circa during 20th century.
- Provenance purchased from a fine high end auction in Scotland label inside.
- HARDY biography in 1872: The Legend Begins, a young man called William Hardy set up shop in Alnwick, Northumberland,1874 an advert appeared in the Alnwick Mercury announcing that the firm was selling ‘superior River and Sea Fishing tackle'. Broadening the scope of the business worked wonders and by 1882 the brothers were prosperous enough for William to marry Barbara Mary Leighton, the daughter of the head gamekeeper of a local estate.
- To begin with the brothers bought in most of the tackle they sold, their reels, for example, coming from Malloch. However, as the firm expanded, Hardys found themselves with a reputation for superior quality tackle to defend and realised that they could hardly continue to depend on products made by competitors, so in 1891, after three years of patient development, they launched a reel which became their most famous product, the Perfect. It was an instant success and the firm has built it, with occasional interruptions, right up to the present day, a feat that no other tackle manufacturer can even begin to challenge. Reference source hardyfishing.
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- Condition report.
- Offered in fine used condition.
- In full working order having various signs of charming patina wear commensurate with usage & old age.
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Dimensions in centimetres approximate
Height of the wooden case (7cm)
Width of the wooden case (13.5cm)
Depth Length of the wooden case (13.5cm)
Fly reel width (9.6cm)
Dimensions in inches
Size of the fly reel
Width which is 3 7/8 inches