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    RL Winston perfect reel

    I recently acquired an RL Winton 3 3/8 Perfect reel. It is in velvet bag in original box. If it was ever used, I can't tell.
    Any idea of the value of this reel? Hard to find info on it.
    Thanks, Bryan

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    Re: RL Winston perfect reel

    I just googled it and tons and tons of info comes up on it. It's a Hardy reel made for Winston. Looks like it goes for $500 - $550

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    Re: RL Winston perfect reel

    I have one of those as well....It needs a washer, that I lost somehow when I was lubricating it, contacted Hardy twice and never heard back...what a bag of dick's..it is a great reel and tons of fun to fish with...I fish it on my Winston 5wt...all the colors match and the weight is "perfect" if I can get that washer back!!!!

    AND, I still think your fish were fake....

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    Re: RL Winston perfect reel

    Quote Originally Posted by lightenup View Post
    I have one of those as well....It needs a washer, that I lost somehow when I was lubricating it, contacted Hardy twice and never heard back...what a bag of dick's..it is a great reel and tons of fun to fish with...I fish it on my Winston 5wt...all the colors match and the weight is "perfect" if I can get that washer back!!!!

    AND, I still think your fish were fake....
    have you considered using a cheerio?

    seriously tho, if you know where the washer fits it shouldn't be too hard to replace/machine one. sounds like a fun project to me.

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    Re: RL Winston perfect reel

    If you go to the Fly Fishing Show stop and visit John Shaner the Hardy Rep.


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    Re: RL Winston perfect reel

    Quote Originally Posted by moosekid View Post
    have you considered using a cheerio?

    seriously tho, if you know where the washer fits it shouldn't be too hard to replace/machine one. sounds like a fun project to me.
    Machine something, "Jim, I'm a chef, not a fabricator damnit".....
    I e-mailed Hardy and they responded this time, I'm on my way to getting a new washer...

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    Re: RL Winston perfect reel

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishmounter View Post
    I recently acquired an RL Winton 3 3/8 Perfect reel. It is in velvet bag in original box. If it was ever used, I can't tell.
    Any idea of the value of this reel? Hard to find info on it.
    Thanks, Bryan
    Don't listen to any of these guys. The reel isn't worth a dime. Send it over to me and I'll properly dispose of it for you.

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    Re: RL Winston perfect reel

    Im waiting for macfly’s to go on sale.

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    Re: RL Winston perfect reel

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishmounter View Post
    I recently acquired an RL Winton 3 3/8 Perfect reel. It is in velvet bag in original box. If it was ever used, I can't tell.
    Any idea of the value of this reel? Hard to find info on it.
    Thanks, Bryan
    Man, this is a seriously great reel; have this and a 3 1/8 as well. Have fished for browns and rainbows to 4# with no problems at all. These dried up completely on the market a few years ago; yeah, some did sell for 5-600 but NIB with papers 800 should be obtainable. Put this on bamboo and vintage forums and Winston forums and you should do well


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    Re: RL Winston perfect reel

    Quote Originally Posted by WBDluver View Post
    Im waiting for macfly’s to go on sale.
    Macfly doesn't have one of these.....they didn't give them away for testing in the field as they knew it was an awesome reel, they wouldn't let lesser fishermen use it...

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    Re: RL Winston perfect reel

    Quote Originally Posted by lightenup View Post
    Machine something, "Jim, I'm a chef, not a fabricator damnit".....
    I e-mailed Hardy and they responded this time, I'm on my way to getting a new washer...
    I sent the reel back to Winston..the spool was bent, so they gave me a BRAND NEW REEL!!!!! Holy shit!!! great warranty and service ..Kudos to Winston!!!

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    Re: RL Winston perfect reel

    Quote Originally Posted by lightenup View Post
    Macfly doesn't have one of these.....they didn't give them away for testing in the field as they knew it was an awesome reel, they wouldn't let lesser fishermen use it...
    I have 2 of them. Great reels. Let’s be honest all you boobs are too cheap to buy one.

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