Sage / Hardy - Model 509 Fly Reel
For sale here is a Sage Model 509 fly reel in near mint 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 serial #1773. The reel appears unused, however there is one small imperfection in the anodizing on the spool. The rel also retains the factory grease, which has begun to harden slightly. 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 the original box with brown suede zipper case.