I think I only used the reel twice sometime in the 1980s Salmon fishing in New Brunswick. £66.67. £37.03. Please note, the spool rim does have some oxidation (see photos) The clicker sounds nice and the tension adjuster works as intended. IV reel. If there’s a shady dealer he’ll stop bumping it once he’s the high bidder. + Update your shipping location 7 S 0 P O N S O A R P A 7 E E D-1-1 U J-1 0 F J-1-1 ... Scientific Anglers System 2 Fly Reel Model 78 Made In England Nice. 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A similar regard holds for the Hardy Princess family; the LRH Lightweight, Featherweight, Flyweight, and Princess. The last six months the number of reels listed has jumped from 75 Hardy’s per week to nearly 125 today, ditto for almost every other contemporary maker – regardless of arbor type. The reel is in excellent condition with only light wear around the edges. Seller: marshallboogie (166) 100%, Location: Vernal, Utah, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 363130347003 Scientific Anglers Reel Ampere Electron II . Fishermen are patient, and study their prey. C $108.42; ... Scientific Anglers - System 2 Fly Reel SET OF 3 REELS - Model 89L -78 -678. Fine reels are like any finely crafted item, the marks of Time gives each a unique tale and also speaks eloquently of it’s past life and owner. $560.00. I have purchased a couple of items over the years, but not much. CDN$42.99. Well fished reels look the part – and while a lot of the finish may be missing around the rim – and it hasn’t been oiled recently, it still has another hundred years of service left. Adjustable click/pawl drag system. It’s one of those really clever ways to get another $10 out of you, and is pretty common on eBay. After my initial taste of being a “food group” – I settled in and watched a half dozen spool auctions complete – without me. Scientific Anglers 3M System 2 Fly Reel / Moulinet Model 78 Made in England. I managed to get what I needed without going overboard, but the lure of quality tackle and real possibility of a bargain is so very compelling. United States and many other countries The discovery that professionals are involved in many trades was a bit of heartbreak, but not unexpected. Consult ebay for more pricing (which is what I did), as the price fluctuates quite a bit, and I’ve provided only a “ball park” quote. £11.11 postage. I can give you only the most general of information given its age and condition drive its price. 1213 Fly Reel. Find great deals on eBay for scientific anglers fly reel system 7 spool. Find great deals on eBay for scientific anglers system fly reel. I have a CFO IV “Made in England” Reel that is in Mint condition + 1 extra spool. Anglers are a superstitious and fastidious lot – willing to put an asterisk next to any item that isn’t precisely the way it’s always been. Know the differences in what makes them so – to save yourself both a lot competitors, and paying a much higher price. I am not planning to use it in the future. There’s the occasional “player” – who’s just trying to turn a buck, that’s not so good. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Scientific anglers system 2 fly reel model 56l. Sometimes you can get the spool for half the normal price, as the reel surrounding it is damaged beyond repair. The unscrupulous professional will auction the reel he’s just won a week later at a starting bid of .99 cents, and when you put down your max bid of $145, you’ve just played into their hands. Certain reels are worth more due to vintage, history, or some pre- or post- issue you aren’t aware of – it’s important to understand why a CFO IV sell for $320, and another just like it sells for $150. Wow, what an excellent primer for ebaying (is that a verb?). Great for 7, 8, or 9 weight single hand rods or … Something went wrong. That’s good and sometimes bad; good because they’re describing the item accurately and fairly, and they’ll be practiced at prompt delivery. £259.29. {"modules":["unloadOptimization","bandwidthDetection"],"unloadOptimization":{"browsers":{"Firefox":true,"Chrome":true}},"bandwidthDetection":{"url":"https://ir.ebaystatic.com/cr/v/c1/thirtysevens.jpg","maxViews":4,"imgSize":37,"expiry":300000,"timeout":250}}, This amount includes seller specified domestic shipping charges as well as applicable international shipping, handling, and other fees. They love tinhorns, we’re emotionally involved and even if it’s a couple extra spools or a Ross reel we’ve always wanted to own, they’ll descend in the last 3 seconds of the auction and snatch it away for a great price – with us fumbling to respond. Remember, you cannot possibly keep pace with the flood of goodies; be precise, be surgical, and bid only up to your preset “bargain” price. Like a small minnow in a pond of bigger fish I darted out and slammed the first spool that showed, in hindsight paying double what it was worth. This info will hopefully make me a bit more savvy. Pflueger Progress Brass Oren-O-Matic Balanced Vintage South Bend Finalist Vintage Shakespeare Silent Tru Art Automatic Medalist 1498 1837 Model Pflueger Medalist Model Matic Balanced Shakespeare 1822 Pflueger Medalist 1495 1 2 Heddon Automatic Diamolite Line Guard Vintage Pflueger Medalist 1492 Medalist 1494 1 2 Meisselbach Featherlight 1495 Da Martin Reel Co Vintage Shakespeare Ok … Lesson Learned: Due to issues of vintage and legacy some reels are worth more than others, even if they look identical. Bent spools can be “unbent” with finger pressure, and worn latches that cause the spool to slop off can be fixed with an “elbow” from a hairpin. They use bid sniping software that guarantees the bid will land in the last 10 seconds of the auction. On eBay a “CFO” isn’t a “C.F.O.” – and the best deals come on a misspelling or an incomplete description. I was looking to fill a simple need and some sharp fellow is in there throwing elbows to turn a profit. Up for auction is a vintage Hardy made Scientific Angler System 9 fly reel with backing. New in box. Later models do not have these on the rear of the reel. The first CFO models were traditional click-pawl drag, and had four visible aluminum rivets visible on the rear of the frame. Made by Hardy Bros. in England. It shows some wear but has been very well taken care of and is in EX mechanical condition. Shop with confidence. Be patient and thorough in your questioning – the owner may not be a fly fisherman. We label items with pre- and post- to rarify them far in excess of their true value. Hardy Princess Multiplier Fly Reel, Vintage Fly Reel, Condition Good. Excellent condition. If you reside in an EU member state besides UK, import VAT on this purchase is not recoverable. Get great deals on eBay! DSB chrome chaser. Find great deals on eBay for fly reel scientific anglers. You have to keep iron control over what you’re bidding on – especially in the face of the increasing number of reels and spools on the market. Your fellow anglers will ignore auctions with obvious damage, often allowing you to swoop in and recover the spool for half it’s normal value. $138.00. Palmable spool. Fly Rod And Reel Outfit - Brand New. Be patient and you’ll acquire everything you think you need at prices that’ll surprise you. Nice piece on my favorite reels. Lesson Learned: On a damaged reel ask the seller enough questions to satisfy your diagnosis. Up for sale is a very nice Scientific Anglers System One 789 fly reel. Sealed drag has a stacked carbon fiber/stainless steel washer system. Piscifun Sword Fly Fishing Reel with CNC-machined Aluminum Alloy Body 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10 Weights(Black, Gunmetal, Pink, Space Gray) CDN$42.99 - CDN$126.99. Vintage Scientific Anglers System 9 Fly Reel 3 3/4” Made By Hardy In England — EX+++ condition. It costs about $3.00 to mail a spool or a reel anywhere in the continental US – assuming adequate wrapping, some foam to disperse shock, and some tape to seal it tightly. |, This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. The best Hardy’s were always pre-War, polar bear was pre-ban, the biggest fish were post-extinction, and you fished twice as much pre-marriage, somehow we’re all inexorably tied to one or the other prefix. Use automated software to bid your maximum in the last 10 seconds of the auction. New Listing Scientific Anglers System 2 two 56L Fly Reel lightly used. Vintage*Scientific Anglers/3M System 2 Fly Reel* 8/9 Wt. Someone selling a reel or spool from a deceased relative doesn’t know Hardy Bros. from Laurel and Hardy, so they’ll advertise the reel as a “Scientific Anglers System 7”  – precisely what the back of the reel says; they don’t know what it’s worth and they’re hoping you do. I was innocently filling in some missing items (and lusting over almost everything) and it almost got me…. Scientific Anglers produces the world's best fly lines, leaders, and tippet, along with fly fishing accessories, reels, outfits, and more. Every Hardy reel I own, save one, I’ve purchased used with spare spools. I was a huge fan of the old Scientific Angler System series of fly reels, made by Hardy under the Scientific Angler, and L.L. Professional resellers always use the “Hardy” word in the title, “.. a Scientific Anglers reel made by Hardy Brothers,” that’s because “fly reel” is too vague, and you’re likely to use the vendor name to search for specific models. Always check the postage costs before you start bidding. Scientific Anglers SF 708 Fly Reel weights 7-8-9 spooled w line DAIWA and Case. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program, This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. Galvan Grip G-8 Black Hub Fly Reel, New Includes Free Fly Line. Set for LHW but can be easily c onverted to R HW. I needed a reel for an Scientific Anglers System 8 (SA 8), and a extra spool for an SA 9. Other reels go along as loaners or just in case reels. For sale here is a spare spool for a Scientific Anglers System 9 fly reel. Pristine is nice, but I’ve got no business paying that extra premium. Orig Box England*EUC* Hello and welcome! Today I have up for auction. Lesson Learned: Decide whether you’re a fisherman or a reel collector, stay out of the auctions that you don’t belong in – you’ll save a lot of money. Please feel free to ask any questions. The most highly sought after reels have always been the Hardy Perfect series. Nice writing style. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. The better vendors (those with storefronts, or are doing this professionally) will refund the difference between the stated postage and what it really costs – back to you. Look for accounts with low (or no) feedback that come in and bump the price $5 a crack … and then mysteriously stop near some preset value. Comes with original case and manual. A solid reel, not overly ornate, with a heavy exposed rim allowing you to drape a thumb on it for increased control. A non-fisherperson will invariably use that as their auction description. Vintage Scientific anglers fly reel System 8 with extra spool and case. £17.30 postage. Drag adjustment on back sideplate. Approximate 3 3/4" diameter with about 1" arbor. Both reel and spool come in a double stack suede zipper reel pouch. Save scientific anglers fly reel to get e-mail alerts and updates on your eBay Feed. If the line guard features a “two screw” attachment to the frame – it’s worth quite a bit more than the single screw model. Numerous editorials have been penned regarding the physics of fly fishing and the impact of polymeric coatings, evolutionary taper structure, core construction, complex density, and fluid dynamics. 0 bids. It’ll certainly destroy the finish, and it won’t be terribly pretty, but mechanically the reel is sound. Seller: boz803 (387) 100%, Location: Scarborough, Maine, Ships to: US, Item: 274304740316 Scientific Anglers Ampere Electron IV Fly Reel Line Weight 7-9. Scientific Anglers System 9 Spare Spool. $18.50 4 Bids 1d 16h. Great post. Seller: reeshard1976 (385) 100%, Location: Towaco, New Jersey, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 142554036593 Scientific Anglers System One 456 Fly Reel, New In Box. First two fish I landed with the little MX II 5/6/7 were a steelhead and smallish (7 lb) Bull. CDN$36.00 - … very informative, loved it, i,ve been fishing atlantic salmon for 35 years and trout since i was a kid. Fly Fishing Reel Large Arbor 2+1 BB with CNC-machined Aluminum Alloy Body and Spool in Fly Reel Sizes 5/6,7/8 … 4.3 out of 5 stars 399. For sale here is a Scientific Anglers System 5 fly reel for 4/5 lines. C $52.78. C $123.15; Buy It Now +C $37.89 shipping; From Australia; Scientific Anglers System 2. A lot of the brotherhood are in mortgages they can’t afford, about 1 in 10 have too much house, so there’s an increasing amount of fly tackle on the auction block. Reel collectors avoid the worn reels – as if a damp reel put away prematurely has lost all luster. Feedback from past sales showed me who were players and who were the amateurs, and knowing what company I was in suggested when to bid and when to play it cagey. See Details. Like the eBay rods, trout sizes command a higher price than Steelhead and Saltwater tackle, and an extra premium is put on pristine condition, and unique history of the reel. Any suggestions? my next perfect will be an older model and of course used not abused. Scientific Anglers SYSTEM1 456 Fly Fishing Reel . See Details. The S/A Ampere Electron II gloss black fly reel. C $92.39. I started with the best of intentions; first the news of the Hardy manufacturing exodus to Korea, and me suffering that odd moment of clarity, where I’m wondering about all those extra spools I promised myself I’d eventually get – and never did. Bean labels – and sold in England (by Hardy) as the Marquis. Their goal is to put the merchandise in front of the folks looking for it, so they’ll use all the keywords possible, it’s good marketing. If it’s all fly fishing gear, you’re dealing with a professional. I think you would be on solid ground to ask for $100 for the spool and 200-250 for the reel. The finish on the frame is fairly clean, and it only has light wear. I prefer PayPal payments and don’t bid on auctions requiring a money order or bank draft. I can repair many ailments myself, and a lot of parts can be salvaged to keep your current stable of functional reels tuned and precise. Scientific Anglers System 10 Fly Reel Hardy Bros. Ltd. Made in England when will the madness end. I’m looking for a spare spool for a C.F.O. Lesson Learned: You don’t compete with collectors on worn or blemished reels, they want pristine condition, and a little rust or wear keeps the casual types at arm’s length. Figure the extra spool is worth $100, and the reel could be 2 to 4 times that much depending on a number of factors. As a former fly shop owner and fly fisher and Hardy nut for over 50 years, I wouldn’t trade my most decrepit old Hardy Featherweight or Princess reels for a whole stable of Ross, Abel, or Orvis knockoff products. The software is automated and requires no human interaction other than max bid, and while we’re shaking fists at the screen, they’re at work oblivious to our hatred. Fishing Type: Fly Fishing. (Get your sorry, lowtech ass off my pristine electronic marketplace, Grandpappy.). Pre-Owned. HARDY L.R.H.Lightweight Silent Check Fly Reel 2-screw Large U Line Gard, Scientific Anglers Fly Reel Fishing Reels, Scientific Anglers Fly Vintage Fishing Reels, Hardy Fly Fishing Reels Fly Reel 3-4 Line Weight, Fly Fishing Reels Fly Reel 3-4 Line Weight, Scientific Anglers Fly Fishing Accessories. Large arbor reel machined from 6061 aircraft grade aluminum. Brand new in box. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program. Sougayilang Fly Fishing Reel Large Arbor Right Left-Handed 2+1 BB with CNC-Machined Aluminum Alloy Body and Spool in Fly Reel Sizes 5/6 4.1 out of 5 stars 13. Free Shipping. Very much enjoyed your missive until you featured my low tech ass deemed unnecessarily cruel: female version I nonetheless have inherited Hardy Princess reel and extra spool (pristine collector type) which when I can establish a fair price I shall be offering for sale………..probably not on e-bay auction site!!!!!!!!! Maxcatch Avid Fly Reel with CNC-machined Aluminum Alloy Body 1/3,3/4, 5/6, 7/8,9/10wt 4.4 out of 5 stars 83. Time left 6d 15h left. Each outfit includes a four-piece fly rod, line, leader, and tippet all spooled up on a … Our reaction to change is predictable; we scramble around moaning, and score what we can before someone cleans out the spare parts. Absent the “Hardy” label in the text description, their auction will only see half the eyes that are looking, virtually guaranteeing the reel sells for at least $20 less than one using all the right words.