3 1/8” HARDY PERFECT. RH. Agate LG. Aluminum Foot. Circa 1960-1966. 6 1/4 oz. Cap.WF-5 + 50 yd. Dupl. Mk II Check with Spares; Straight-line writing:

3 1/8” HARDY PERFECT. RH. Agate LG. Aluminum Foot. Circa 1960-1966. 6 1/4 oz. Cap.WF-5 + 50 yd. Dupl. Mk II Check with Spares; Straight-line writing:

By: HARDY

Price: $525.00

Quantity: 1 available

Condition: Fine


R 200171. 3 1/8” HARDY PERFECT. RH. Agate LG. Aluminum Foot. Circa 1960-1966. 6 1/4 oz. Cap.WF-5 + 50 yd. Dupl. Mk II Check with Spares; Ebonite knob. Grey Enamel. Straight-line writing: “ Made by / Hardy Bros. Ltd. / England / The “Perfect” / 3 1/8”.“ With Inspection No.”31” marked on the frame & the face plate. In Red & Ivory Hardy Zip Case, [Cat. 2020] R 200171 g. –The final generation of hand-made Hardy Perfects before Hardy went to computer-machined Perfects in 1977. Jon Tarantino, at the First World Casting Championships in Keil Germany in 1957, won the Amateur All-Round Championship, and repeated that at every event up to 1964, when he turned Professional. He became the Sole Agent for Hardy USA in the late 1960’s. I first met Jon at a fly fishing show in the early 1950’s, and was with him at the World Casting Championships, Oslo Norway in 1961 when he won his title again. When Jon later became Sole Agent for Hardy USA, he told me that Hardy did a cost analysis on the hand-made Perfects, and found that the company lost money on every Perfect sold. Each spool of a Perfect had to be hand-fitted to the respective frame. This hand-made example is near-perfect. There are indications of a line on the spool at some time, but none of the usual light wear around the knob on the face plate. The agate is beautiful; I haven’t seen a 1960’s Perfect in this condition for many years [and I have sold over 1800 Hardy reels]. Hardy case has a paint mark on the bottom. Case about Very Good; Reel Fine. $525

Title: 3 1/8” HARDY PERFECT. RH. Agate LG. Aluminum Foot. Circa 1960-1966. 6 1/4 oz. Cap.WF-5 + 50 yd. Dupl. Mk II Check with Spares; Straight-line writing:

Author / Maker: HARDY

Categories: FLY REELS HARDY USED,

Publisher: England, Hardy Bros. Ltd.:

Condition: Fine

Seller ID: R 200171

Keywords: Hand-Made Hardy Perfect,