Orvis - CFO III Limited Edition Fly Reel - Silver

For sale here is a Limited Edition Orvis CFO III made by Hardy in England. Silver finish, this was the first run of CFO's that was fully machined from bar stock aluminum. Limited to 300 reels, this one bears #54. Featuring LHW or RHW operation, ported spool and frame, tension adjuster, aluminum reel foot and nickel silver line guard. The finish is in excellent condition and the reel is mechanically flawless. It clearly hasn't seen much action. The only condition note I have is that the rivets on the face of the reel appear to have been tightened up with a punch & hammer. These rivets should have a nice clean rolled look coming out of the Hardy factory. On this reel the rivets are slightly rough around the edges. This appears purely cosmetic, but it's worth mentioning. The reel is very tight and in excellent+ condition throughout. A scarce example of the late 1970's Limited Edition run of CFOs, sold in suede and shearling zipper case.

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