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The following reels are available for purchase (unless noted otherwise in the description). The reels are listed by size first, then alphabetically by maker. A sale pending tag denotes that an agreement to purchase the item has been reached, but the sale may not yet have been completed.

Ballan Ultra Lite ~ 2” ~ RHW/LHW ~ As New ~ The pleasing appearance of this light-line reel replicates the classic look of reels from yesteryear. Half-handle crank and silver perforated face plate is a nice touch for the traditionalist. The 3/4” spool width. Comes with its original leather pull string satchel. $195

Ross Cimarron 2 ~ 3 1/8” ~ LHW ~ EXC- ~ This fine reel was first introduced in 1980 and went on to be one of the best-selling American-made machined fly reel on the market. It was discontinued in in the early 2000s. It is fully machined out of 6061 – T6 aircraft grade aluminum and features a ventilated, perfectly balanced spool and frame with exposed rim palming and a friction-based Delrin drag material that is impervious to heat, compression, glazing, aging and crumbling and has that quality Ross click on line pay and retrieve. There are some surface scratches and rim wear. Comes loaded with backing and stored in its original labeled neoprene case. $99

Hardy Perfect Spools (2 Left) ~ 3 3/8” ~ LHW ~ EXC+/As New ~ These bronze-ish silver extra spools for the English-made classic from Hardy Bros are likely from the 1980s/90s. All are lined with backing and appear unfished. Each spool comes in an orange/cream Hardy-labeled box with original tissue paper. Two of the boxes are labeled 3 3/8”. The other box is labeled 3 1/8” (but is for a 3 3/8” reel) $125 ea. / all 3 for $295 SUMMER SALE $75 ea./ both for $125

Hardy Bros. “The Perfect” ~ 3 3/8” & 3 Extra Spools~ RHW ~ EXC ~ The first Perfect reel was introduced c. 1889 and well over a century later, it is still regarded as one of the finest reel designs in the world. The Hardy Perfect has long been cherished by collectors and are highly valued by anglers looking for a reel that offers traditional craftsmanship, simplicity, and performance. This one-owner 1970s English-made classic was well cared for and has the nicks, edge wear and patina one would expect from a single-owner reel. It features an attractive gray finish, ventilated spool, silver-housed milky white agate line guard, rim-mounted silver adjustable drag tensioner, black knob, and silky-smooth mechanics. Straight line writing is present on the back. The reel is loaded with backing and SA Ultra WF-6 line and stored in its original Hardy-labeled box and original Hardy labeled blue and cream zippered case. The set come with 3 extra spools, all in excellent condition, and one original Hardy-labeled spool box. This RHW reel will handle 5/6/7/8 wt. lines with ample backing. An elegant compliment for your finest bamboo rods. $495

SOLD Hardy Bros. “The Perfect” ~ 3 3/8” ~ RHW ~ EXC+/As New ~ The first Perfect reel was introduced c. 1889 and well over a century later, it is still regarded as one of the finest reel designs in the world. The Hardy Perfect has long been cherished by collectors and are highly valued by anglers looking for a reel that offers traditional craftsmanship, simplicity, and performance. This English-made classic was presented as being as being very lightly used and features an attractive brownish-gray finish, ventilated spool, silver-housed brown ceramic line guard, rim-mounted silver adjustable drag tensioner, black knob, and silky-smooth mechanics. Straight line writing is present on the back. The reel comes loaded with a new COrtland Classic Sylk WF-7 line and backing and blue Hardy labeled zippered case. Will handle 5/6/7/8 wt. lines with ample backing. An elegant compliment for your finest bamboo rods.

Orvis Clearwater Classic III ~ 3 3/8" ~ 5/6 wt. lines ~ RHW/LHW ~ EXC ~ This entry level lightweight reel from Orvis features matte-black finish, ventilated spool, 2-screw quick release latch plate cover, counter-balanced black handle, and a smooth spring and pawl drag system with drag tensioner knob on back. It is currently set up for LHW and comes loaded with new 6wt line and backing. $49

SOLD Orvis Battenkill ~ 3 ½” ~ EXC- ~ This circa 1960s JW Young-made classic was produced just prior to the introduction of the Lightweight series. This one is the largest size from this stable of reels and features a ventilated polished aluminum spool, pebble-finish back, 2-screw foot, notched black knob, and a smooth dual spring and pawl drag with regulator knob. It is presently set up for RHW but is convertible to LHW and will handle 5 through 8 wt lines. it comes with the original blue and white Orvis labeled padded case.

Pflueger Medalist No. 1498 DA ~ 4” ~ RHW ~ EXC ~ The classic design on of the Medalist can be seen on bamboo rods by enthusiasts worldwide. This one features a ventilated frame and silver-trimmed spool, 2-screw foot, diamolite line guard, ivorine knob with alloy post, protected ivorine drag adjuster, and ivorine 2-screw quick release latch cover. It’s mechanically smooth and tight with that hallmark Pflueger sound audible on the retrieve. There is standard frame and rim wear that is less than typically seen on this workhorse model. It is loaded with line and comes with an extra spool loaded with sink tip line. This classic reel, proudly made in Akron, OH, USA, would complement any bamboo, glass, or graphite rod nicely. $59

Orvis Vortex 7/8 Large Arbor & Extra Spool ~ 4 1/8” ~ LHW/RHW ~ EXC- ~ This big-game large arbor reel from Orvis is machined from aircraft-grade aluminum bar stock followed by a hand anodized jet black finish and features an infinitely adjustable composite cork to Rulon drag surface touted to be the smoothest and most flawless drag of its kind ever developed, simple and secure dual-clip spool removal system, radius reel foot with unique hook-hold system at the base for use with LHW or RHW and black knob mounted on a silver post. It is currently set up for LHW. The reel has seen normal use and has some light rim rash. The set comes with the original Orvis labeled neoprene case, and extra spool with Orvis-labeled felt pull string satchel. $250

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