The Classic and Vintage reel weights database

On this page is a searchable database of classic and vintage salmon reel weights for the purpose assisting anglers with balancing their two handed fly rods. This database relies on contributions from the angling brotherhood who wish to share information about classic reels they own, use and cherish. Together we can make this a collection of basic information on these fine reels. Use the search function to find either details of a specific reel or search for a reel by weight or size to mate to a new or special rod.

To contribute to the database choose “Add New Reel” and enter the details of your reel following the prompts in this format.

  • Size – diameter of the reel in inches eg. 3 1/2″
  • Maker – company or person who made the reel eg. Hardy
  • Model – model name of the reel eg. Perfect
  • Weight – weight of the reel in ounces, loaded eg. 12.1 oz loaded refers to a reel that is fully lined
  • Details – notes you may wish to about the reel eg. weight empty, tension adjuster, circa early 1930’s, line guide, ribbed brass foot, leaded model, etc.
Size
Maker
Model
Weight
Details
3 1/2"
Dingley
Perfect
12.6 ounces
wide spool ,no guide,
3 1/2"
Dingley
Perfect
12.6 ounces
wide spool ,no guide,
3 5/8"
Dingley & Son
Perfect - Wide Spool
11.9 ounces
brass lg, strapped tensioner, brass foot, ported
3 5/8"
Dingley & Son
Perfect - Wide Spool
11.9 ounces
brass lg, strapped tensioner, brass foot, ported
3 5/8"
Dingley & Son
Perfect - Wide Spool
11.9 ounces
empty, brass lg, strapped tensioner, brass foot, ported
3 1/2"
Farlow
Regal (Perfect Style)
12.35 ounces
wide drum, lead finish, serial number on foot, unique braking system
4 1/8"
Farlow
Regal
19.75 ounces
wide drum, lead finish, tension adjuster, perfect style, wide brass foot
4 1/8"
Farlow
Aluminum
17.75 ounces
lead finish, perfect style, tension adjuster, ported spool, wide drum, early model
3 1/2"
Hardy
Uniqua
10.6 ounces
horseshoe latch, wide drum, ported spool, lead finish, ribbed brass foot
3 7/8"
Hardy
St. John
11.5 ounces
3 screw model, lead finish, ribbed brass foot
4"
Hardy
Bougle MKV Centenary
13.1 ounces
ported model, green cage, champage spool
3 3/4"
Hardy
Perfect
16 ounces
lead finish, no line guide, ribbed brass foot
3 3/4"
Hardy
Uniqua
14 ounces
wide drum, leaded finish, telephone latch, tension adj.
4"
Hardy
Uniqua
13 ounces
wide drum, horseshoe latch, lead finish, ported spool
3 3/4"
Hardy
St. George
5.9 ounces
1970s 2-screw mark 2, unloaded
3 3/4"
Hardy
St. George
5.9 ounces
1970s 2-screw mark 2, unloaded
4"
Hardy
Wide Perfect
16.3 ounces
prewar duplicated mkii, no line guard, full length 3-1/2" brass ribbed foot, 200yds 30lb dacron backing
3 5/8"
Hardy
Perfect
7.8 ounces
lhw w/ ceramic agate line guard, aluminum foot, straight line lettering (70's/80's), 100yds 20lb dacron backing
3 1/2"
Hardy
Perfect Brass Faced
15.59 ounces
around 1900
3 1/2"
Hardy
Perfect Brass Faced
15.59 ounces
around 1900
3 3/4"
Hardy
Perfect
11,80 ounces
post war, with line guard, short ribbed brass foot
3 3/4"
Hardy
Perfect
11,80 ounces
post war, with line guard, short ribbed brass foot
3 3/4"
Hardy
Perfect
11,80 ounces
post war, with line guard, short ribbed brass foot
3 3/4"
Hardy
Perfect
11,80 ounces
post war, with line guard, short ribbed brass foot
3 1/4"
Hardy
Unique
100 grams
bra skick
3 1/2"
J.W. Young
Beaudex
9.25 ounces
chrome dual wire line guard, tension adjuster, black ported spool
3 3/4"
J.W. Young
Pridex
9.1 ounces
black enamel finish, regular drum
4"
Loop
Classic 8/11
15.9 ounces
1st model, non-ported, wide drum
3 1/2"
Loop
Classic 58
8.7 ounces
lhw non-ported, 100yds 20lb dacron backing
3 1/2"
Loop
Classic 58
8.7 ounces
lhw non-ported, 100yds 20lb dacron backing
3 1/2"
Loop
Classic 58
8.7 ounces
lhw non-ported, 100yds 20lb dacron backing
3 3/8"
Otto Zwarg
400 Laurentian 2/0
13.5 ounces
multiplier, measured to 87.3 mm = 3 7/16 in, 1950
4 1/4"
SAracione
MkIV
20.7 ounces
loaded w/30lb dacron and 480 airflo skandi
4 1/4"
Saracione
MkIV
20.7 ounces
loaded w/30lb dacron and 480 airflo skandi

Size

Maker

Model

Weight

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