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Antique Silex 3 1/2" Cut Away Rim~~1902


You are looking at a vintage or antique Hardy "THE SILEX" 3 1/2" RHW with the factory cut away rim, casting/fly reel in excellent condition, retaining most of it's gray gun metal finish. The reel has been well maintained, cleaned and oiled by a caring former owner. The reel has twin ivorine crank handles, a smooth brass foot frame mounted, a rim mounted brass casting lever. It has the quick spool release button on the front./P>

On the inside of the reel are the engraved initials of the Hardy employee who made this reel: "W" "li" (stands for the employee who worked for Hardy. Impressed on the back of the reel is the name of the maker (Hardy) and the style ~ "THE SILEX". We believe this is the 1902 version of this reel with the 3 rim controls.

The Cut Away Rim was an invention by Hardy whereby the Cut Away rim whereby one could apply more drag pressure on the line with the fingers. The spool would be considered a wide spool (1 1/8" wide) whereby the spool would accommodate much backing for those occasions where a charging or running salmon would have ample line and backing to do it's run.

The reel retains most of it's gun metal lead finish. It is a single action reel. This is a wonderful example of the Hardy Silex Major bait casting reel, in the rare size of 4 1/4" with jeweled spindle, which is the perfect size for salmon fishing. This older vintage reel, with a single pawl giving classic Hardy a very distinct audible click from click-checks. This reel is perfect for sea trout, sea run salmon to 30 or more pounds. It hss a machined aluminum alloy frame and spool with brass interior arm. The reel produces the famed Hardy pawl click loved by steelhead anglers.

Price: $479.95 Or Best Offer. No returns on this item.

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 03 October, 2013.

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