I bought that reel about 24 years ago at a second hand sports shop for $9.95. They had no idea what they had. Even a blind hog finds acorn once in a while.
Looks like a cracking spot and nice fish, can't beat a day shooting and then fishing!
Super - makes me want to break the rod out and wet a fly or two
Love that Hardy Perfect. I have a Marquis that I also bought about 20 years ago when I first started salmon fishing.
Those old Hardy's have a sound like no other reel
O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!