HARDY PRE-WAR ST. JOHN REEL WITH EXTRA SPOOL...$400 SOLD

Elegant old 3 7/8" pre-war St John with leaded finish, ribbed bronze foot, circular writing, and three-screw latch cover.   The initials of Jimmy Smith—who worked for Hardy from 1908 until 1960--are stamped on the interior.  Condition is fine with finish rubs on spools and rim but no real issues.  Comes with two useable lines, probably eight weight.  The St. John is a traditional British choice for Atlantic salmon fishing and is suitable for all large fresh-water or anadromous game fish.  These reels can be used either RHW or LHW by simply turning the pawl over.


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