Complete package : Any fly reel on planet earth : With Box

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Having the paperwork is fun too.. or like this early year box stamped 1929
Pflueger Medalist 1494 came with a leatherette bag and old heavy waved paper.
I have a few decent boxed reels I am taking photos of...

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If you have a second, PLEASE add yours... the more the merrier ~ some reels came with very cool paperwork ~
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Again, here is my unused and leaded contracted 3 5/8" Hardy Perfect , one of three made by James Hardy (JLH) in 1950, in original box.

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It has been stunning, is, and will be..... Stunning! I have a 1929 1394 with maroon box but a piker reel compared to odds' JLH hardy. I guess for a yank, maybe THE first 1592 Medalist, with box - not sure how that could be proven. I'd take any OLD 1592 as rare - the real reel rare, not the eBay rare.

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Need to fish with them on occasion.
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This is like walking into Jay Leno's garage and looking at the cars :)
Like vintage cars, vintage rods and reels need to be "driven".

Thanks for sharing

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Any reel...? well, here is a new Leeda Rimfly Kingsize 100, from the 90's.

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Brian,

Love the topic and thank you for sharing. My additions( from old to new generally speaking):


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A few other random reels:


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Grouse wrote:
07/12/20 05:58
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Need to fish with them on occasion.
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A Farlows Featherlight. One of my very favorites, Yours is nicer than mine,

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J V H 113 1/2 trout reel, German Silver 2 1/4 X 1 inch with labeled box. Info on box, 7 / 7/ 1906 Edna B McIlvain

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Big fan of the Beaudex. This one came to me as flawless. I fish it regularly...

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Magpie,

When you showed me your reel years ago it was the first I had seen of this model in person. You inspired the search. Many thanks.

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flyrodman wrote:
07/12/20 18:08
J V H 113 1/2 trout reel, German Silver 2 1/4 X 1 inch with labeled box. Info on box, 7 / 7/ 1906 Edna B McIlvain

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Richie for the win!

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Love boxes...

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...me, too.
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Super delicious!
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My father passed these down. Purchased in the 1950''s, the reels are 'well loved' but otherwise 100%. The 1494 is dated 1949. The 1492 is dated 1954. Confused, yet? I've fished the 1494 a time or two but, honestly, I'm just not a Medalist guy. I'll never sell them, tho'...

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ctwhite wrote:
07/13/20 18:12
My father passed these down. Purchased in the 1950''s, the reels are 'well loved' but otherwise 100%. The 1494 is dated 1949. The 1492 is dated 1954. Confused, yet? I've fished the 1494 a time or two but, honestly, I'm just not a Medalist guy. I'll never sell them, tho'...

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Here you have the first model of the Hardy Lightweight, 1936 only ! 173 samples only were made of this the first model. Presented here with its original box. The Hardy reel-maker who made this reel was TAG = Thomas ArmstronG, he worked as reel maker at Hardys between 1928 and 1978. Enjoy ! // Steen. Ps : Hardy the Lightweight must not be mixed up with Hardy the LRH Lightweight, they are two different Hardy reel-models.
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