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I have a hardy sapphire #4 8'6" rod and a jl h # 5 reel, any idea on what they are worth, can't find anything about the rod.

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Never heard of a Hardy Sapphire rod? A photo of the decals and handle may help? A JLH reel in good nick may be worth a bob or two!

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hello, the J L H will be a sought after reel being only 85 made, after James Leighton Hardy, should have a number on the reel, not heard of the  Sapphire rods, is it glass fibre/carbon/cane? and Farlow made a reel called the Sapphire,  Photos may help, you could email Hardy Co at Alnwick reference the rod

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They belonged to my Dad, I asked Hardy a while ago and they seemed to think it's a old rod and records were destroyed in a fire? Didn't chase it up but it looks modern to me, just can't find anything about it. It's 8'8" . The reel is a ultralite, don't think it's particularly rare.

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13 minutes ago, tharsus said:

They belonged to my Dad, I asked Hardy a while ago and they seemed to think it's a old rod and records were destroyed in a fire? Didn't chase it up but it looks modern to me, just can't find anything about it. It's 8'8" . The reel is a ultralite, don't think it's particularly rare.

Cheers

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hello,  a very nice river fishing kit, still a lot of Hardy enthusiasts buying gear although prices have dropped these last few years, cannot afford it myself:rolleyes: but i would suggest at least £80 each, do you not trout fish ?  

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Not since I was a kid, there is a lot of fly fishing gear here since he passed away.

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4 minutes ago, tharsus said:

Not since I was a kid, there is a lot of fly fishing gear here since he passed away.

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hello, why do you not take it up again, some lovely rivers around your area, if there is a lot of gear sell some and keep enough to remember your Dad 

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Been thinking of it, but guns, dogs and family life is taking up too much time!😀

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1 hour ago, tharsus said:

Been thinking of it, but guns, dogs and family life is taking up too much time!😀

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hello, well keep some gear just in case, day tickets can be bought in you area, depends if as you say a lot of gear, 1 rod/reel/ trout bag/fly boxes/ landing net/  etc, a way to remember :)

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21 hours ago, oldypigeonpopper said:

hello, the J L H will be a sought after reel being only 85 made, after James Leighton Hardy, should have a number on the reel, not heard of the  Sapphire rods, is it glass fibre/carbon/cane? and Farlow made a reel called the Sapphire,  Photos may help, you could email Hardy Co at Alnwick reference the rod

I have a JLH 5wt reel and spare spool but it is NOT numbered, apart from a serial number on the reel seat.  They did do a 'Commemorative' model of some 87 reels and THEY were numbered though.

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11 hours ago, Westley said:

I have a JLH 5wt reel and spare spool but it is NOT numbered, apart from a serial number on the reel seat.  They did do a 'Commemorative' model of some 87 reels and THEY were numbered though.

hello, yes that was the one i mentioned, to a trout fisher who like to use  Hardy gear the rod and reel you showed are still worth a tidy sum, more in the USA

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At least they were probably made in the UK, as opposed to the present far eastern offerings! 😡

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I received a reply from vintage fishing tackle today saying the value was £200-240 for the pair, still no information anywhere on the rod though.

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10 hours ago, oldypigeonpopper said:

hello, yes that was the one i mentioned, to a trout fisher who like to use  Hardy gear the rod and reel you showed are still worth a tidy sum, more in the USA

I also have 3 Ultralite rods that hardly get used nowadays. I sold a numbered 'Gold Sovereign' reel a few years ago, never been used, I wish I still had it  !

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