HARDY FIRST MODEL SILEX No2 4″ BAIT CASTING REEL + BLOCK LEATHER CASE

HARDY FIRST MODEL SILEX No2 4″ BAIT CASTING REEL + BLOCK LEATHER CASE

£599.00

In stock

SKU: H43R17 Categories: , Tags: ,

Description

In very good condition with no cracks, chips, line grooves or repairs and retaining most of its original lead finish. Complete with original twin ivory handles, ivory rim brake lever, early strapped rim tension screw and un-filed full-length smooth brass foot, spins beautifully with NO wobble. Please note we have left the reel as we found it with the original backing left on.

The block leather case is also in very good condition and fully stamped with the Hardy details.

 

In the twenty or so years I have been collecting reels (mainly Hardy) it has always been a mystery to me why more collectors do not collect Silex reels! They are far more interesting and intricate than any other reels that Hardy have produced and the variations are endless. I have Silex reels on my desk and all over my den,¬†and I never grow tired of picking them up and examining them, if you compare them with a Hardy Perfect or St John or St George there is no contest, Silex’s win hands down every time! What seems to be regularly overlooked is that they are not just bait casting reels but can also be perfectly used as Fly and centre pin reels.

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