It's way better. DRAG has constantly improved this model, and in the 2019 version, it can be said that it has reached maturity: it has a modern geometry, a relatively light … Yes they require periodic cleaning and reapplication of fresh lube once a year or so....but it is not a big deal. For Sale: Vintage Hardy Perfect Fly Reel 3 5/8" Fine Hardy Perfect 3 5/8" alloy trout fly reel with ribbed brass foot, ebonite handle, rim tensioner, retaining much of original dark lead finish, circa 1950's. The handle appears to be a light color bamboo (possibly made of fiberglass, really hard to tell), the base is a really … The MA’s mid arbor design makes it the right choice for high line anglers. [Cat. What followed next made the product not only the ultimate fisherman’s reel, but the ultimate collector’s reel, because Forster never slept in his quest to perfect his baby and the endless variations on his basic design have created a rich market at the auction houses. by dblspey » 02/28/12 13:00, Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited. Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands ... Cortland 5/6 wt Fly Reel with Disc Drag Fly Reel GREAT REEL . v intage hardy perfect 3 3/8" trout fly fishing reel with 1912 check. Without Hardy by his side, and new restrictions on some of the stunts he liked to perform, Liberman seemed to lose interest in drag racing, and his career slowed considerably. view item. Ivorine handle, brass bridged tension screw with turks head locking nut, no spool play, or line groves and the reel has a crisp check. They are simple and have held up to the test of time. Correct smooth brass foot not filed. It's way better. To begin with, these trout Perfects were built entirely out of aluminium, but Hardys built a few examples with heavier brass back plates; it is easy to forget how new aluminium was in those days and it took a long while for the metallurgists to get their heads around it. Perhaps the best example of how the design of this small component came to dominate the minds of Hardys’ engineers was the Silent Check Perfect, which was only produced for a couple of years between 1908 and 1910; if you would like to read more about this rather dry subject, I can recommend John Drewett’s in-depth treatment in his excellent book Hardy Brothers, The Masters, the Men and their Reels. They're all special. Featuring 5 bike sizes and 5 different build kits for the perfect fit for every riding style. Brand new, Hardy Fly Reels for 2020, Pre-Order Today! Hardy: An essential mountain bike featuring everything you need for competitive riding, mountain touring or recreational fun in the mountain. Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands ... Cortland 5/6 wt Fly Reel with Disc Drag Fly Reel GREAT REEL . I love to fish with my vintage reels and do almost every day out on the river, lake or ocean. If you want to see how the professionals play big fish on a Hardy Perfect, watch this movie. a vintage hardy perfect 3 3/8" trout fly reel with 1912 check. out of stock. Hardy Line Guard screw. The wide spool increases the backing capacity for long runs, and the time-tested click-check system lends a butter smooth, sweet singing drag. The drag is what you can expect from a Hardy; just enough to keep the reel from back-spooling. I will try to post a photo of the internals over the weekend when I get home. Hardy Silex Freewheel Pawl (Half Moon Key) USD $5.95. While Hardy's present efforts focus more on "modern" reels, their classic versions are still incredibly popular. THAT, is a fine outfit. You can visit Hardys' website by clicking here. They are simple and have held up to the test of time. ... Cap. The CADD is built with an ultra large arbor. HARDY WASHERS. Get the best deals on Hardy Perfect Reel when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. Re: Vintage Hardy Perfect...Imperfect Drag??? The very early reels, like the one above, didn’t have the locking screw, which meant that it was possible to inadvertently unwind the drum, which was inviting disaster because the ball race wasn’t captive, a feature which must made changing spools in a hurry on a cold day a little challenging. by TheMontyMan » 02/26/12 01:05, Post Wrong. Vintage Hardy Perfect...Imperfect Drag????? Design Classic Aesthetics - The Hardy Perfect was designed to be a classic reel, and it’s redesigned model preserves the classic feel of the original Hardy Perfect. Extreme situations require an extreme response. The Hardy Marquis was a main stay of the Hardy line for many years. Jul 10, 2017 - Explore Darren Patton's board "Hardy Perfect Reel" on Pinterest. out of stock. Agate LG Aluminum Foot. A major change in materials took place as well, the early Perfects being built virtually entirely out of brass, but in 1895 Hardys took the plunge and began to build the reel with aluminium spools, brass being more or less completely phased out of the construction by 1910. Fish it with courage! After a long gestation, the Perfect went into production in 1890 and Hardys must have known that they were onto a good thing, because by 1891 they were offering thirteen different sizes from a diminutive 2 ¼ inches up to 5 ¼ inches in diameter. This model features a wide spool for better capacity, a time proven check system, and that classic Perfect sound. They're all special. It seems to be a 1920`s Montague Manitou with a 1947 Hardy Perfect 4". The company also produced a “Special Perfect”, which was a light weight version of the standard trout reel; demand for this variant appears to have been limited and it too went out of production in 1939. It's a simple, elegant, serviceable reel that seemed a little overpriced when I bought it, but hey, that's spey fishing. Design Classic Aesthetics - The Hardy Perfect was designed to be a classic reel, and it’s redesigned model preserves the classic feel of the original Hardy Perfect. Hardy Sovereign 2000 #9/10/11. So I bought a 4" Hardy Bougle about a year ago and have had zero complaints. Model Weight S.H. I am planning to take a couple cane rods on this trip but things could very interesting if I hang into something like this!! With Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Kay Deslys. ↳   Rod making, restoration, repairs and discussion on those related topics concerning bamboo rods. HARDY ULTRALITE CA DD PARTS. The “Wide Spool” Hardy Perfect. The Perfect appeared in Hardys catalogues for so long that it became an institution, many anglers buying one more on account of its classic status than because of its build quality, which was unmatched until the widespread adoption of the CNC lathe for reel manufacture, and production only finally came to a halt in 1995. I venture that the described drag on Perfects new and old is in fact a 'check mechanism' as described by Jim Hardy himself, which is a simple clicker giving slight resistance thereby reducing overrun. I picked up a Hardy Perfect Taupo for another rod about a month ago and assumed that it would have a similar drag. HARDY 1912 CHECK PERFECT REEL A HARDY 3 3/4" Perfect Salmon reel with a 1912 check and in a Hardy selvyt draw string pouch. by turtledoc » 02/17/12 07:32, Post Join Facebook to connect with Hardy Drag and others you may know. The Hardy Perfect fly reels offer wonderfully smooth retrieve, and a precise drag system. $99.00 to $135.00. Hardy Silex No 2 4″ vintage fishing reel nickle drag adjuster to ... walker hexagraph centrepin centre pin Farlow Farlows fly reel fly tying Hardy hardy conquest Hardy Graphite hardy palakona Hardy Perfect hardy princess hardy silex Hardy St George Hardy Uniqua J.W. I don't have much "intentional" experience with King's in AK, but before I got into classic tackle I was spooled on two different trips after hooking an unintentional King while fishing for reds on the Kenai. I venture that the described drag on Perfects new and old is in fact a 'check mechanism' as described by Jim Hardy himself, which is a simple clicker giving slight resistance thereby reducing overrun. Hardy Sovereign #7/8. The two Ultralites are disk drag reels with captive spool release. Hardy: An essential mountain bike featuring everything you need for competitive riding, mountain touring or recreational fun in the mountain. I guess I was just expecting a monster drag. Perfect Salmon Reels $1100.00 - $1200.00 . The Hardy Perfect might be the most famous fly reel ever made, though aficionados admire a host of other famous models as well - the St. George, the Bougle, the Cascapedia, and more. out of stock. The 4/5 and 6/7 have the classic click check drag system, while the 8/9 and 10/11 have a disc drag system with an audible clicker to give it the classic Cascapedia sound. The lightest large arbour disc drag fly reel Hardy has ever developed. Sort By: HARDY DRAG KNOB COVER. Such fine quality is exceedingly rare in today’s planned obsolescence market. Built on roughly the same design as the Perfect, the Bougle had raised crossbars with a line roller instead of the oval line guide on many of the Perfects. USD $5.95. This improved check didn’t last, being replaced in 1912 with yet another design and even this was by no means the last word on the subject. Hardy quickly addressed the problem. The Wide Spool Perfect fly reel has been fished since 1958 Now designed with a wider spool, the Hardy Perfect fly reel is an excellent choice for Salmon and Steelhead anglers The This drag system isn’t going to stop the largest fish in the ocean, but it’s a beautifully sounding reel for freshwater applications. Sounds impressive! Unfortunately, I am a bad photographer and could only get a small portion of this rod. With traditional reel features including a click-and-pawl drag, an Ivorine reel handle, and a traditional arbor size, this reel is geared toward the angler who prefers a classic aesthetic. Wait... a 13' Montague Manitou? Youtube video. © theFishingmuseum 2011 - design by Jon Ward-Allen, words and pictures by Andrew Herd. ↳   Information About Makers and Manufacturers, ↳   Appraisals & Identification of Bamboo Fly Rods. The first Perfect reels were manufactured by hand out of brass. In both cases I was using a good modern reel with disc drag on a 7 wt rod and it happened so fast I didn't even have time or sense to clamp down and snap my line. The regulated hard indent drag system allows accurate drag settings to be applied quickly in the heat of battle. The first reel handles must not have been impregnated or were a botched job, and they swelled. This new edition features numerous improvements to the original including subtle updating of the classic style with an indented regulator button, increased porting, and improved regulation range. We do not have the luxury of a boat to chase with, so that can be a big help, but if you can really clamp down on them from the get-go you will have much better success in landing the fish. Hardy Wide Spool Perfect Fly Reel. ideas and perfect design, far ahead of its time and competition. Hardy Ultradisc UDLA Fly Reels at Glasgow Angling Centre. 2019] R 190014 con-bc- A mid-1960’s era Husky with strong silent Disc Drag. Hardy Fortuna XDS Reel Series Hardy Brand Manager, Howard Croston introduces the new Hardy Fortuna XDS Reel series. Even today, Hardy reels inspire visions of fishing on English chalk streams. By 1891, they built the first Hardy Perfect fly reel. On one side of the slot is the word "off" with an arrow pointing clockwise on the other side. A lightweight disc drag reel in its purest form, the all-new Hardy Ultradisc UDLA features everything you need and nothing you don’t in a disc drag fly reel. The rod is nice....straight and true. Hardy's check and pawl drag design is without many flaws. Directed by James Parrott. Hardy Silex Freewheel Pawl (Half Moon Key) USD $5.95. Hardy Marquis #7 Multiplier. HARDY ULTRALIGHT CC PARTS. Introduced in 1911 in the 3-3/4” diameter size it stayed in production until 1983, an astonishing 72 years. Hardy - "The Perfect" - Duplicated Mark II 3 3/4 Prior to Reel Foot Conversion. Hardys must have sold their share of spares until the retaining screw was introduced in about 1894, the open race only finally disappearing some time around 1900. HARDY LATCH STUD. $17.95. I feel that it is ideally suited to Rods up to 14' and the perfect is well perfect for rods in the 14-15' range. The disadvantage of mounting the spool this way - which was made long before the idea of quick release levers came into fashion – is that it makes it tricky to make left hand wind versions, which have to be made with a reverse-threaded screw. any questions please ask. Beautiful classic fly reels, the latest revision in over a century of the Perfect. Get the best deals on Hardy Perfect Reel when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. Though Hardy is known for collectible angler equipment, they aim for function and ingenuity in addition to allure. The early reels had an iron Bickerdyke-style line guard, which was gradually modified and extended until it evolved into a cage which fully enclosed the spool; to begin with this was either soldered or riveted on, but from late 1894 the back plate and the cage were cast as one piece, which not only simplified construction, but strengthened the reel enormously. A Hardy St. John with a Newly Manufactured Drag Adjustment Knob Retainer. USD $2.50. USD $1.99. The first Hardy Perfect reel was an unimaginable success that’s still being made today. Post out of stock. I picked up a Hardy Perfect Taupo for another rod about a month ago and assumed that it would have a similar drag. For the first five years of the Perfect’s life, the reel was built only for salmon fishermen, but in 1895 Hardys gave in to pressure from their clients and listed four sizes of trout models, known as “contracted” Perfects, because they had a much narrower spool than the original salmon reels. In 1903 Hardys were approached by a well-known angler called Louis Bouglé – a flamboyant Frenchman who wanted the firm to build a lightweight, high-capacity version of the Perfect to his own design, which they did, by machining down a standard reel cage and fitting raised pillars. by Middle Branch » 02/17/12 14:49, Post Is in used condition handle is missing come with case see photos thank you. The new ranges are available in both left and right hand wind and if you would like to own a classic reel, it is very hard to think of a better alternative. He said that the reel was in fine mechanical condition. Classic Aesthetics - The Hardy Perfect was designed to be a classic reel, and it’s redesigned model preserves the classic feel of the original Hardy Perfect. (two handed) 2 to 6 weight line capacities will be well suited for all game fish within a range of 1 to 10 pounds. I feel that it is ideally suited to Rods up to 14' and the perfect is well perfect for rods in the 14-15' range. USD $6.99. USD $5.95. Because Hardy’s click-and-pawl drag system is tied for first place in my personal rankings of best click-and-pawl reels currently on the market (the other is the Abel TR series of reels). Hardy's check and pawl drag design is without many flaws. The reel shown below is a very early open race reel loaned to the Hardy Museum by Jim Hardy. Hardy Perfect Nickel Silver Drum Retaining Screw - Unsure which model these were for but fit a 3 1/8" 1906 Perfect and also fits 3" MK. We have found that a very robust drag system is required to control the fish on the initial take and run. ↳   Rod makers history, value guide and general discussion, ↳   Link to Orvis Database by Greg Reynolds, ↳   Link to EC Powell's Mechanics of fly casting. This new model features a wide spool for better capacity, a time proven check system, and that classic Perfect sound. USD $5.95. For those out there in the market for a click drag reel, look not further than the Hardy Perfect Taupo. If you are heading to a system where the fish have a big river and current to work with, you might have your hands full, literally, trying to control them with a Perfect. That is one heck of a king salmon. USD $5.95. I recently picked up a beautiful 1940`s 4" Hardy Perfect which I intend to use on a King Salmon trip to Alaska. Thanks Bulldog1935. I have been doing an annual trip up there for many years and experience has taught me to be very cautious with "light" equipment there. My old 4 inch Hardy Perfect is my choose,it,s from around 1927 or 1928,what a beauty.I use it on my Sage TCX 12ft,9 in.short Spey.I shoulden,t have to tell anybody what these old Hardy,s sound like when a bright Margaree 15 pounder takes off down river,cartwheeling at the end of … Soon after being founded, the company shifted from guns to fishing. 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