For sale here is a scarce original Hardy Perfect "Taupo", 3 7/8" fly reel in excellent condition. A special size, produced in a limited run between 1958-1962. 3 7/8" diameter with a spool width of 15/16". RHW, smooth alloy foot, ebonite handle and rim mounted tensioner. The tensioner works well with strong check throughout its range. Weight is 8.4oz. Enamel finish is in excellent condition with limited signs of use. The Taupo size has since been re-released by Hardy, but originals are hard to come by, especially in this condition. Sold in a black Hardy clamshell case. From the collection of Per G. Brandin.
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