wind conversion on hardy perfect 3 1/8

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5wtaddict
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wind conversion on hardy perfect 3 1/8

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How difficult, or even possible, is it to convert a hardy perfect from rhw to left hw?

Thanks...john

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Don't do it. It can be done without too much trouble, but the raison d'etre of the Perfect is in its self-locking spool. Change the wind direction and you defeat the entire purpose of the Perfect's existence; without a self-locking spool it isn't really a Perfect at all- since that (with the exposed backplate that it shares with the Bougle) is why it's so perfect in the first place.
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Thanks Samsonboi; more than likely saved my perfect from becoming far less than perfect.....John

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You're welcome. If you really want a LHW reel there were some St. Georges made LHW and there is always the Pflueger Medalist 15XX series or you can get a 13XX for far less and make it LHW, just no lineguard.
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Actually, I reel with my right hand; but I have tried to sell my Hardy perfect a few times and the sale has fallen through because its rhw. I wasn't
aware of all the issues preventing a change from right to left, until I read your response. Appreciate your info.....John

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I’d buy it if I could afford it! :rollin
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The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys...... ;)

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samsonboi wrote:
06/14/20 11:38
Don't do it. It can be done without too much trouble, but the raison d'etre of the Perfect is in its self-locking spool. Change the wind direction and you defeat the entire purpose of the Perfect's existence; without a self-locking spool it isn't really a Perfect at all- since that (with the exposed backplate that it shares with the Bougle) is why it's so perfect in the first place.
Hear, hear! You summarize the situation Perfectly.

And on a related note, I cannot imagine why Hardy has persisted in making these sad erzats-Perfects pretending to be LHW, instead of just investing in a second set of threading tools and make a real LHW Perfect.

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Hardy Perfects in LHW are around but not so plentifull and that can be seen on the prices they are sold for. Pictured here a Hardy wide spool 33/4" from 2002, with 1912 check. 250 were made in all of these half, 125 were made LH wind. 2012 Hardy made a special ed. of the Hardy Perfect 31/4" with the 1912 check. The ed. was made to celebrate the regina Elisabeths II 60 years as regent in the UK. 250 reels only were made, of these 125 were made LWH. Enjoy ! // Steen
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