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Antique DINGLEY Silex Style Cut Away Rim 4" Reel


Offered for sale is an antique Silex style reel, made by A.Dingley, with a cut away rim, size 4", circa 1911, engraved on the inside with the numbers "31 D6", RHW, with smooth brass foot, ventilated spool, with twin ivorine crank handles and casting lever, with a center button spool release, with a rim mounted tension adjusting knob or wheel, over which is a brass bridge, retaining most of it's gray gun metal finish, with a tight click ratchet and no damage or repairs, and without wobble.

On the inside of the reel are the engraved initials of the Hardy employee who made this reel: 31 D6. (stands for the employee who worked for Hardy from 1920 to 1947).

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 Silex Major bait casting reels, in the rare size of 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 has 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.

Shipping to USA: $16.55 Rest of the world: $28.65 We ship worldwide.

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Payment: Payment may be made by check (must clear), back draft, postal money order, pre-payment arrangements, good old $USD green currency, or other reasonable means.

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  • Model: Dingley Silex Style Cut Away 4"
  • Manufactured by: Other England Flyreels

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 02 August, 2013.

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