Sage 505 Reel (hardy Bros.)
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Sage 505 Reel (hardy Bros.):
Sage 505 (Hardy Bros.) Reel with Original Case.
- Made by Hardy Bros.
-Weight: 4.65 oz.- Diameter: 3 3/8"- Line Capacities (line + backing): DT-4-F + 70 yds DT-5-F + 55 yds WF-5-F + 90 yds DT-6-F + 20 yds WF-6-F + 75 yds
The reel is overall in great shape with a few scuff marks along the rim and frame edges, and reel foot. As seen in the photos, the internal mechanisms are in near perfect condition. Akin to the old-school classic, UK made, higher-end Hardy reels, this Sage 505 is very smooth with that wonderful nostalgic click and refined palming rim. The reel's eye appeal is just splendid in every way...The center spindle(black) cap is not the original but the replacement has actually proven to be animprovement. For the life of me, I could never figure out how the original cap fell off but it must have occurred during my first or second outing with the reel 15+ years ago. And the reel was brand new at the time! Thereafter, I discovered that just about everyone I spoke to that actuallyfished these 500 series reels also appeared to havesomehowlost these caps. In any event, I spoke to a highly regarded reel-smith, and he provided the solution seen in the photos. Moreover, I think most would have just assumed that thecap is original if not for my mentioning.
One final note and this is just regarding my personal tastes... I think the solid back side of this frame combined with this particular finish, logo, etc., has always been more aesthetically pleasing vs. a ported back side of the frame, and I've found that the weight reduction via porting is not significant.Thank you very much and please stay safe!**Free Shipping in the CONUS.Other regions on a case by case basis.