Hardy Wide Spool Perfect Reel – A Tradition of Excellence


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Webster’s defines “Classic” as: serving as a standard of excellence,of recognized value: characterized by simple tailored lines in fashion year after year. In fly fishing, several names are heralded as classics and Hardy leads the list with reels such as the Cascapedia, the Perfect, the Bougle, and the St. George and St. John. Hardy continues this tradition today with the Hardy Wide Spool Perfect Fly Reel. Hand built in Alnwick, England, it retains the time proven check system of the original Perfect that was patented by Forster Hardy in 1889. Since then, the engineers at Hardy have been striving to improve on the design. Using modern manufacturing techniques and advancements in materials have afforded them the opportunity to advance the performance of the only reel good enough to be called “Perfect”.

  • Time proven, adjustable check system with that traditional ‘Hardy sound’
  • Wide Spool design increases line capacity
  • Stainless steel ball bearings provide frictionless running
  • Engineered from bar stock aluminium with naval brass 1 piece spindle
  • Deep anodised for strength and durability; smooth gunmetal grey satin finish
  • Ivorine handle
  • Easily changed from left to right hand wind
  • Supplied in a soft leather, sheepskin lined reel pouch
  • Available in 6 sizes, including the traditional Taupo 3 7/8 inch

Additional information


Wide Spool Perfect 2 7/8", Wide Spool Perfect 3 1/8", Wide Spool Perfect 3 3/8", Wide Spool Perfect 3 7/8" Taupo, Wide Spool Perfect 4", Wide Spool Perfect 4 1/4"