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Wayne Cline

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Not a Hardy, but a 3-1/2" wide drum Young with a desert steelhead.


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3 5/8 - 30ish or so years old qualify? This is my favorite rod and reel combo I own and fish with. One day I'll own a truly vintage Perfect in a 4" size for my longer rods, until then the Marquis Salmon II's I use are "perfect" enough for my salmon/steelhead needs.

Nice pics guys keep 'em coming!

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Here'a couple pics of my 50's 3 3/4 which see's double duty on a couple different rods.









And a couple of the 4 1/4 1912 no balls perfect

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Nice reels , keep em coming , anyone got a picture of Noel reel in action ,
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daily driver, 4" perfect from the 50's....
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Very nice Gentlemen!!
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Here is my Lightweight collection. From the back 2 St Aidans, Princess, 2 LRH Lightweights, Featherweight,and 2 Flyweights, one of which has a silent check.


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Hey Rich, how do you find the lead finish holds up on those mint reels? The wife just put a down payment on my dream reel for my upcoming 50th. A 1906 4" Turks head, line guide, long foot and as described to me " blacker than three feet up a monkeys arse" Perfect. The reels current guardian seemed a little surprised that my intention is to fish it every chance I get, as the leading is absolutely without flaw and mentioned it wears off quite easily. Seeing as how you fish those beauties in the op,what are your thoughts?
Man, I cant believe im looking forward to turning 50.
Thanks, Jim.

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I wish I was looking forward to turning 50.

As to those reels and your question I don't have any answer but in my view to not fish them is a dishonor to the makers.

Your 50th year reel sounds like a dandy.

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Hi Jim,

Congrats on your 4" Perfect, it sounds wonderful. Just a little warning for you, the leaded finish should not rub or wear off easily. The only Perfects that I have seen over the years where this happens, are reels that have been re-leaded. I have used my reels for years and they look the same as the day I bought them.

Sorry to be so wary but I don't want you get fooled either. You might be a little careful on this one.

Hope this helps.


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Who is Bruce and Walker?
Moderator please ;-)

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Who is Bruce and Walker?
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You S@&T disturber , ha ha

Jim , I fish my reels , even the ones that would be collector grade , just take it easy and be careful with them , I'd love to see a picture of your reel , anything with a Turks head is a cracker to own

When I was collecting big time , most was spent trying to find mint old reels for the shelf , I would still take out and fish them once in awhile

I still have and fish 4 X 1912 check hardys , why , because I can and if they have lasted this long , 100 years , then I'm sure they will handle me for another 10 years , someone will get lucky and get em when I'm just about in the ground ,


Can you please show and tell us more of your new reel , and nothing wrong with turning fifty , tell your lady to read the book "" 50 shades of grey "" she"ll love you for it

I just turned 48 yesterday , my birthday gift was a 1912 check reel to me , about 2 months ago I found it

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Hey Poppy, that's how I see it also. Don't think I could just look at it from behind a glass door. I also fish my 1912 Perfect eunuch without hesitation. .....love that reel and it just feels so right when I get to fish with it over in Scotland.

HyGene ( sorry, couldn't resist) if the mrs was just plopping down money on something she came across on the web I might have put a stop to it, but i know the present gaurdian(a fine and outstanding gentleman) and have held and drooled over this reel before.......she's a cracker that's for sure.

Rich, happy belated bud. I just turned 49 and if I want to see 50.......I'm not giving her that book, I'm sure it would help put me in an early grave if you know what I mean. In my description in the previous post I said it has a line guide. ....whoops, my bad. Got mixed up there, what I meant was white ivory handle. I won't be getting the reel for awhile. .........but we'll see how that plays out........feel like 50 going on 15 hahaha.
Here are some pics.......can't wait!!!
I hope my son fully appreciates everything I'm setting him up for, cause these reels are going to be residing in the Arthur Clan for years to come.

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It looks good jim , they sound nice them old 1906 check reels , I think they even sound better then the 1912 check reels ,

What rod you putting that reel on

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It looks good jim , they sound nice them old 1906 check reels , I think they even sound better then the 1912 check reels ,

What rod you putting that reel on


Hey Rich, I think I will be using this reel on a 14 3 3pc 8/9 Burkie. I was thinking of using it on a 13 4 4pc 7/8 Burkie, but the 3 3/4 Perfect seems to be a great fit for that rod and the 4 1/4 will see full time duty on the 14 9/10 spliced cane Scottie's as that reel seemed to be a little much on the 14' Burkie.
Rich, do you use Boeshield on the leading of your reels?

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