Sewn binding, colour plates; x mm, 96 pages. The Dunkeld Collection has been fully revised and re-edited, according to the original large format Hardy Reel Catalogue with knowledge gained during the intervening sixteen year period. Each reel section is headed by information on a particular Hardy Reel model followed by more detailed information of individual reels explaining their rarity, production dates, construction materials and size ranges. Coupled with colour photography of every reel with many showing their Check mechanisms to assist recognition and dating this is an invaluable source of information into vintage Hardy reels. This is the first serious study of Hardy Lures ever undertaken. Hardy Lures remain greatly undervalued, yet many are as rare as the rarest reels.
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The bottom 2 sections are whole cane and the middle is spliced and the top is greenheart, brass fittings stamped clearly, this rod has been totally refurbished and looks superb and comes with a bag [ Rods ] [ Reels ] [ Miscellaneous ] [ Home ] [ Top of Page ] House of Hardy – Surestrike Thames Style Bottom Rod 12ft Hardy Brothers Cane Rod, the “Surestrike” Thames style rod.
The bottom two sections are whole cane with a split cane top joint, this is a classic river match rod by Hardy bros,12 feet long. The rod number is G The rod has been rewhipped and is now a stunning looking rod, with a little bit of damage to the cork, where the reel foot has worn a small area. Comes with original Hardy bag with pocket for the ferrule plug which possibly explains why the rod retains said plug. It has seven stand off rings with the top eye agate lined there are a couple of light rust marks on the rings, the whips are red and green and in very good order.
hardy rods – year of manufacture If you’ve been fortunate enough to acquire a vintage rod manufactured by the House of Hardy, the following chart may help you date it. The serial number adjacent to the date represents the number assigned to the first rod made in that year.
Mitchell History We hope you enjoyed the reading of the Mitchell prehistory and that you are curious to know what happened in the more recent past. This was followed by a lot a larger reel developed for sea angling. The name “Salt Water” chosen for this heavy-duty model was rather obvious. The Salt Water model was originally designed with a half bail arm, similar to its smaller brother, the View of Cluses in Things changed a lot in when the Hardy-patent for the full bail arm expired.
The “Mitchell” and “Mitchell Salt Water” was fitted with a full bail and an optional manual pick up system. The family was steadily growing:
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Thats what i kinda figured Lornce. I’ve been monitoring the older ones on ebay but havnt pulled the trigger yet. How do the older ones compare in weight? Lornce Thats what i kinda figured Lornce. Always a bit heavier but I like them better for balance. Nicer than the tinny new brands that look like a hub cap. Yes the hardy’s do look tinny. No wonder they are having a tuff time in the market place.
Wasn’t talking about Hardy’s but other brands with “bling” but no subsance greylynx , And then there is Hardy. With those geezer pawls that keep working like the battery bunny. I hate to say it, but the new Korean stuff is smoother than than the old English stuff. Those Korean guys are years ahead in their CNC production requiring shorter hand finishing time.
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Actual weight of rod is 4. The reel seat hardware is gold plated nickel silver cap and ring with ebony wood insert. The cane is lightly flamed. The gold plated snake guides are wrapped and finished as transparent in order to show the guide feet, ferrule serrations, and cane. Gold plated stripping guide. All splices of this rod are from the same culm of bamboo.
Feb 24, · attached is a list of Hardy reels and dating information. It was given to me in the 80’s by that great Scottish tackle dealer Jamie Maxtone Graham. Who was a real character.
Vintage Rods and Tackle From time to time we will offer vintage and used fly fishing tackle. Please check back often for new additions. We are always interested in purchasing or taking consignments of used cane rods, but visitors please take note: Because the value of any fishing collectible is largely based on condition, and because researching values is so time consuming, we can not offer free, sight-unseen tackle appraisals.
If you’d like us to appraise your tackle for a fee, please contact us for more information and we’d be happy to assist you. If you’ve arrived here via a search engine because you’ve found an old piece of tackle and hope to learn its value, we are very sorry but we are unable to help you without seeing the tackle and charging a fee. All items are covered by our 3-day return policy.
The customer can inspect or lawn cast any item for up to 3 days after receipt. If you receive an item and wish to return it, you will receive a full refund for the item provided it’s returned promptly in the condition it was sent. All returned items must be insured for the purchase price and packed appropriately. Please contact us before returning any item. We keep our consignment rates low to help you save money.
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Vintage H, Perth,Scotland 2 7/8″ trout fly reel
The purpose of the web site is to share knowledge and increase awareness of the importance of Aberdeen and the surrounding area to the history of fishing. Here again I have tried to include photos of vintage flies – but I have to thank others esp Bob Frandsen for supplying me with photos of their interpretations of the patterns. Links and More , all web sites seem to have a links page, here I only list links that I use on a regular basis and would be happy to recommend – no advertising!
This page also contains some interesting William Brown design drawings from the early s P. Includes catalogue illustrations and an appriciation of Malloch. About me – well that’s about me and some old fishing huts!
Martin Wide Automatic Fly Fishing Reel. Some of the best known automatic fly reels are from Martin. Features of the Martin Wide Automatic Fly Fishing Reel include a responsive ratchet, pawl brake system, built-in clicker and a no-tool takedown.
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By John Merwin posted Jun 25th, at The photo shows a shelf in my basement with various reels, long out of service, that I can’t bring myself to throw away. And throwing away is the problem.
This is an early Hardy Houghton 9’6″ Palakona cane trout fly rod No E 8″ shaped cork handle, black reel sparer and alloy fitting with butt speer in the handle the locking.
If you want to sell old lures and reels Please email me at reellife53 yahoo. Another very interesting reel that has special interest to me is known as an Indiana Reel. This was the personal fishing reel of Henry Kiest. Back Side plate view of a beautifully engraved presentation reel. Another back side plate view of a beautifully engraved presentation reel. Meek 3 with 12 o’clock handle. Kentucky reels were often presented as gifts to retired employees and such.
The engraving on these reels match the quality of the fine craftsmenship of the jewlers that made them.
This page is dedicated to Bernard Walker, a true gentleman and piscatorialist, one of the first who spurred me on to try and add more information to this web site. Many thanks Bernard Walker. Millwards – Bamboo Pole A rare item this.
Many vintage Hardy reels have a set of initials stamped on the inside of the frame. These are the reel makers initials or ‘mark’. Below is a partial list of the known Hardy reel makers, their mark, and the reels they were known to have made.
Backcountry trout fishing, high alpine lakes, and classic fly reels Toggle Sidebar A blue-collar classic: With a much lower price point than its English inspiration, the Russell boasted a robust stamped and riveted frame construction, a dual-spring click-pawl check system, and a large spool arbor. The deluxe models even featured a circular line guide made of chromium or agate.
The Russell was inexpensive to manufacture and so was produced by the thousands, providing a low-cost competitor to the Pflueger Medalist and allowing many examples to endure over the years to today. To date, most information on the various models and configurations of this popular blue-collar fly reel exists only on a handful of threads on message boards of websites like The Fiberglass Flyrodders and The Classic Fly Rod Forum.
My goal for this page is simply to collect existing information from knowledgeable classic fly reel collectors and display it on one page for easier accessibility. A Russell found in the bargain bin that needed a replacement right spring The Early Russells — Most collectors who fish their classic Russells agree that the earlier versions have a smoother click-check, and so these older reels are thus more collectible and fetch higher prices.
Manufactured from through , these reels are distinguishable by the following features:
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The reel that needs no introduction, the reel that is perhaps the most famous product ever to have left the Hardy factory in Alnwick. Reels – Wide Spool Perfect Beautiful classic fly reels, the latest revision in over a century of the Perfect. Beautiful classic fly reels, the latest revision in over a century of the Perfect.
This is a very old hardy fly cane rod in need of repare broken tip cork handle has had good use over the year and is a bit worn at reel end but is still looking good great for pub wall ect, no on rod is C type can be sold with.
Only Reels so marked carry full factory warrantees and come with all factory packaging. Needs major attention or parts to use. Needs no parts and only minor repairs or cleaning to fish. Shows use and routine care. Needs no work to fish. Shows light to normal use, finish wear and is ready to take fishing. Above average condition with light use only. Never used, first time sold. Middle weight, Ball Bearing Reel.
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Years later in , Milton S. During this time all lures were sold under the American Display Company name. The earliest Carter lures had no eyes. I am not sure of the longevity of this company, but it seems it lasted until sometime in the ‘s.
Hardy LRH Lightweight Repair. This customer sent us a Hardy L.R.H. Lightweight with the spool seized on the JWYoung & Sons Avon Handle Repair.
Unless stated otherwise, all fixed spool reels are left hand wind and in good usable condition. UK delivery charges will be added when you click the “Buy Now” button. Reels are listed in alphabetical order by make and model. I often have more items waiting to be listed, so if you can’t find what you want on this website, or would like some help choosing, please ‘phone me Click an image to enlarge Some scratches to paintwork but a smooth silent runner in perfect working order. Serviced and ready to use Sold to JP Mitchell Made in Taiwan circa One of the last traditional style Mitchells this Taiwan-made has a multi-part bail with line roller, silent anti-reverse and folding handle with flat paddle knob.
All parts are interchangeable with the last French-made version. Complete with large capacity graphite spool plus a French-made small capacity spool from the s. Fully serviced and ready to use A nice smooth runner retaining most of its original finish.