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|Hardy "LIGHTWEIGHT" Series Reels
Item # HY100
Hardy "Lightweight" Series Fly Reels The reels I grew up fishing (Bob). Classics that have been used by discerning anglers for over 50 years. Their appeal is simple. Simplicity of looks and design. Their durability and reliability is legendary. The precision click-check (drag) protects the lightest tippets. The sound of a fish taking line off my old LRH still gives me goose-bumps just thinking about it. Anodized, high grade aluminum. Quick change spools. Matches beautifully with today's lightweight trout rods.
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|Hardy Perfect Fly Reel
Item # HY102
CLOSEOUT 30% OFF: The HARDY "PERFECT" FLY REELS: First introduced in 1891, the HARDY "Perfect" was a masterpiece, far ahead of its time. It included all of the improvements that fisherman had been asking for; it was narrow between the plates, deep in the drum, had an adjustable click-check (drag), ran on ball-bearings, had foot mounting and a revolving ring line guard. The Perfect has no palming rim, instead a spool face that you can apply finger pressure to from the side. This is possible as the handle is not on the spool like on a modern conventional fly reel, but rather on the back face. Both the spool and back face turn.
Considered by many to be the finest production fly reel ever made, the final Perfect reels left the Alnwick factory in the mid 1970's. Now, over a century since their debut, the Perfect has been re-born, blending modern materials and manufacturing techniques with its timeless design. The agate line guard, dovetail fittings, and classic anodized gunmetal-grey finish with distinctive ivorine handle; truly one of history's most strikingly recognizable fly reels.
And how well it fishes- fifteen stainless steel ball-bearings give the smoothness of the winds, the time-proven click-check (drag) system provides silky control (protecting the lightest tippets), now engineered from top quality aircraft aluminum and English navel brass spindle on the plate. This is your chance to own and fish the most famous product ever to have left the Hardy factory in Alnwick, England. Liken it to wing shooting with a Holland & Holland or Purdy double. Worthy of the finest classic bamboo fly rod as well as today's cutting edge graphite fly rods. Less than 500 Perfects will be made this year at its original birthplace, Alnwick, England. Supplied in soft, sheepskin lined leather pouch. SPECIFY LEFT or RIGHT HAND RETRIEVE
1 - HRP230, 3 1/2" Right-Hand $665
|The Hardy St. George
Item # HY103
STEEPED IN HISTORY. INTRODUCING: THE HARDY ST. GEORGE FLY REEL: The HARDY 'St. George' is simply steeped in history. Named for the Patron Saint of England, Hardy St. George reels were first introduced in 1911 to extend the Hardy range of fly reels and as a complement to their 'Perfect' reel series (which Hardy reintroduced last year-item HY102 on our website). The first reels were offered in mid to large sizes, but in 1920 the popular 3" was introduced, followed by the 2 9/16" St. George 'Junior' in 1928. The series was in production, with some variations in design and finish, until 1982. The St. George reels were built in smaller numbers than the 'Perfects' were, especially in the smaller trout sizes. This may have been due to the fact that the St. George series was more expensive then the corresponding 'Perfects'. Today, a 3" or 'Junior' in good condition is a treasure, prized by anglers and collectors alike. The St. George reels combine all the desirable features that have distinguished Hardy Fly Reels for well over a century: Rugged construction, flawless performance, butter-smooth adjustable click-check (drag), classic good looks, and pride of ownership. The new St. George reels are made in the Hardy factory in Alnwick, England. The only change from the early reels is the use of bar stock aluminum construction, rather than the older and less durable cast aluminum. Otherwise, all components are true to the originals; marine brass and nickel silver, traditional natural agate line guards, and 'Ivorine' handle. With the reintroduction of the St. George series, anglers who have dreamed of owning one of these beautiful reels can now have one to fish and enjoy for years to come, and then pass down to future generations. Available in choice of two anodized finishes, (1)Black, (2)Spitfire-Grey. Specify left or right-hand retreive.
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|Hardy Ultralite Dd Fly Reels
Item # HY104
HARDY "ULTRALITE DD" FLY REELS - The Ultralight DD range of fly reels combines the legendary strength of Hardy fly reel design into a new Ultra Large Arbor, lightweight, narrow width spool design that is both supremely practical and aesthetically stunning. Strong yet lightweight design, 6061 bar stock Aluminum construction, wide ranging advanced fiber composite drag system. Quick-release spools. Tool-less conversion from left to right hand wind. Lifetime warranty. Anodized Gunmetal available in all sizes. NEW! Anodized Black available in sizes 3000DD thru 7000DD.
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|Hardy Ultralite Cc Fly Reels
Item # HY105
INTRODUCING: HARDY ULTRALITE CC FLY REELS Ultralight CC reels offer a significant advance on the popular Hardy Marksman reel series. Perfectly sized with Ultra Large Arbor/narrow spool design for light line applications. Unique adjustable and wide ranging click & pawl drag mechanism. 6061 bar stock Aluminum construction, Tool-less conversion from left to right hand wind and quick-release spools. Lifetime warranty.
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|Hardy UltraLite Cls Large-Arbor Fly Reels
Item # HY106
INTRODUCING: HARDY ULTRALITE CLS LARGE-ARBOR FLY REELS - A lightweight, reliable cassette reel with a stunning aesthetic design. CLS stands for Cassette Locking System. This Hardy-designed feature instantly locks/unlocks the spool into place at the flick of a switch, meaning the spool is held securely, but easy to remove. Three polycarbonate spools are included. Also included is the Hardy Line ID system - use the moveable, reusable pins to mark the line type, enough for all three spools. Neater than marker pen, more reliable than stickers, and best of all can be changed when you change your line. The centralized twin Rulon disc drag provides smooth, powerful line control. 6061 bar stock aerospace grade aluminum construction, fully anodized. Tool-less conversion from left to right hand wind. Supplied with Hardy neoprene reel & spool case. Lifetime warranty. Two models are currently available.
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|Hardy Fortuna-X Fly Reels
Item # HY108
HARDY "FORTUNA X" FLY REELS - Collaboration between some of the finest reel designers in the world and the ultimate saltwater predator, Andy Mill, has produced a lightweight, waterproof sealed, beast of a fly reel producing up to 32lb of pure smooth stopping power. A strong and surprisingly light reel designed to perfectly balance with today's best saltwater fly rods. Stunning in design the FORTUNA X features multiple carbon brake pads, 7 point waterproof sealing, and secure yet rapid tool-less spool change. With all the power to stop hard fighting saltwater species, this would also make a great Salmon reel. Top grade 6061 anodized bar stock aluminum construction and hard anodized Battleship-Gray. Simple left to right hand wind change with tool supplied. Lifetime warranty.
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