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lupe21 05-29-2013 08:45 PM

vintage reel
hey guys I am new here, I am a big bass fisherman, but have always wanted to get into fly fishing as I live about an hour from good trout spots now I do fish for trout but when I do Is just use a open face reel and ultra lite rod recently I purchased a hardy the perfect 3 1/8 fly reel, I gave 10 bucks for the thing, from what I understand it would be better to put this up, are these good little reels and I are they worth anything, also if you where to fish it what all purpose fly rod for around 100-200 would you get for it

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I cannot figure out how to post pictures but here is a link to where I have posted pictures at Vintage Fly Reels - Fishing Rods, Reels, Line, and Knots - Bass Fishing Forums

jaybo41 05-29-2013 09:03 PM

Re: vintage reel
$10 for a Hardy Perfect, with an agate line guard none the less????:eek::eek::eek:

That's one heckuva major score there! I'm talking score of a lifetime! Congratulations on your purchase! Has it been fished and does it have some rash on it? If so, I'd fish it. If it's never been fished, then I might be inclined to put it on a shelf. Truly there is no wrong answer here, for $10 that is an absolutely incredible score!

I'm not sure what size streams you fish or what size flies you intend to use, but an 8'6 to 9'0 4wt might just fit the bill with that reel and there are no shortage of options.

Do you like a fast, medium, slow action rods?

Welcome to the forum and once again, congratulations on the score of a lifetime! Here's a link for you to read on how to post pictures on the forum. Basically, you need to use an image hosting website, such as photobucket.

lupe21 05-29-2013 09:11 PM

Re: vintage reel
Thanks for The reply I posted a safe link to pictures I would say the reel is maybe 7-8/10 cosmetically mostly rash but not to much

theboz 05-29-2013 09:36 PM

Re: vintage reel
Bargain of the millennium !!! Like getting a Picasso in the poster section of Walmart!

lupe21 05-29-2013 09:45 PM

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I bought it of a guy who deals in old furniture usually what he does is buy a estate he had the reel hidden with a bunch of junk in his warehouse he offered to me for 10 bucks and told him if he wanted I would research it for him before I purchased it he said no ten bucks was fine I feel kind of guilty

theboz 05-29-2013 10:07 PM

Re: vintage reel
Yeah I'd feel guilty for at least 30 seconds!

fly_guy12955 05-29-2013 10:11 PM

Re: vintage reel
Send it to me, I'll bear your guilt ! LOL

rockthief 05-30-2013 10:38 AM

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That reel is worth hundreds of dollars. Good for you. You have started at the top.

kelkay 05-31-2013 07:49 PM

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Lupe21, I had to pick myself off the floor, when I read your post. I guess you know I am jealous as all get out. Good grief, you made one heck of a deal. I never come across deals like that. Wow. I am in shock. You are one lucky dude. :D

half fast 05-31-2013 09:25 PM

Re: vintage reel
If that reel happened to come attached to an old rod that looks like it might be made of bamboo, just send me the rod and I'll take care of the disposal for you.....


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