Sage / Hardy - Model 509 Fly Reel
For sale here is a Sage Model 509 fly reel in excellent++ condition. Made in England by Hardy and based closely on Hardy's JLH line of reels, Sage commissioned a run of these reels in the 1990's. The 509 was the workhorse reel for light salmon and steelhead fishing, featuring a solid frame w/ ported spool, palming rim and reversible nickel silver line guard for RHW or LHW fishing. Alloy foot is marked with the very low serial #0010. The reel has some light tarnishing and handling marks, but the anodizing remains near-perfect throughout. These reels have become quite desirable, and they pair well with both classic and modern rods. 3 3/4" diameter frame with a spool width of 7/8" and a weight of 7.50oz. Capacity is for a DT8+150yds. Sold in a brown suede zip case.