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Brown Trout are pieces of art in and of themselves. No two are alike, and they're all breathtaking when you catch them. Art that celebrates the Brown Trout needs to convey the power and mystery of this fish. Charles Jardine, a world renowned artist and angler, has done just this. A unique pattern on the skin, a hint of movement and the pleasure of seeing the unseen - these are all embedded in the experience of this reel. These Wide Spool Perfects are for a 4/5 weight line. They're available in four designs, the Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Grayling. There are only 100 of each design available globally and we were fortunate enough to get our hands on a few models for you.
The artwork is applied directly to the side plate of the classic 3 1/8" Hardy Wide Spool Perfect Trout Reels. These reels are steep in Hardy history, along with the time-proven perfect check system and the iconic ‘Perfect’ sound. Each of these beautifully built reels come in a block leather reel case, are individually numbered and include a handmade screw tool with limited-edition packaging.
“The Hardy Perfect reel is already a work of art,” said Jim Murphy, Director of Fly Fishing at Hardy. “These limited edition Perfect Reels with Charles Jardine’s original artwork, present a rare opportunity for collectors to obtain a piece of Hardy history.”
Charles Jardine is an internationally acclaimed fly fishing instructor, author and artist. He has been awarded the President’s Pin by the Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) and has also been named a Fly Fishing Legend in the USA. Hardy launched its first reel in 1891 and its most famous product to date, is the Perfect. Now 129 years later, the addition of Jardine’s artwork to these limited-edition reels makes them highly sought after collectable pieces.
The Trout Perfect is engineered from solid bar stock aluminum with a naval brass one-piece spindle, stainless steel ball bearings, ivorine handle and a silky gunmetal grey satin finish.
The limited-edition Trout Perfect is available in 3 1/8 inch size only