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: Hardy - The Perfect, Taupo

07-11-2005, 09:46 PM
Hi, I have an old Hardy, The Perfect - Taupo fly reel for sale. If anyone is interested email me, (ian_bates@hotmail.com) and I'll post some photo's.

07-12-2005, 08:17 AM
What's the diameter on this model?

07-12-2005, 04:05 PM
Hi FLGator,

This reel is a 3,7/8 inch diametre.


07-12-2005, 08:48 PM
Man, the Taupo name grabbed my attention Kiwi kid...i just got back from my honeymoon there and spent two days with Will Kemp fishing the Tongoriro. Awesome time. Wish I was back...

07-12-2005, 08:59 PM
Hi Nick,
SShh don't tell too many people. We don't want every man and his dog crowding the Tongariro.
I am glad that you enjoyed it, which parts of the river did you fish, did you have any success? I am interested to hear about tourists impressions of Taupo/Turangi.


Willie Gunn
07-13-2005, 03:16 AM
How much for the reel, in either US or British money?

beau purvis
07-14-2005, 09:08 PM
tried to email you with no luck.Is the reel left hand wind? price? Beau

07-14-2005, 10:12 PM
Hi Guys, not sure on the price, there aren't too many/none for sale to get a comparision, It is a right hand wind. Cheers

Willie Gunn
07-15-2005, 04:00 PM
It is a right hand wind.

Of course it is a right hand wind.

07-15-2005, 08:09 PM
I know where there is one that is still in the box with the cellophane still intact!!! An old friend of mine who owned a Tackle Shop in Downtown Seattle used to have a lot of fun tempting John Wayne (Thee John Wayne) with the reel when he was visiting Puget Sound on his refurbished Mine Sweeper , The Monngoose. As I recall Wayne offered $1000 back in the early 60's. But hey he had lots of money and Hippo really didn't want him to have it. I doubt there is another Taupo in the box with cellophane intact. If I were to get my grubby paws on it it would be lined and fished regularly. Hey Hippo do you have the Internet? :)