Hardy - Marquis Reels
Reels - Classic Reels
Since we stopped making the Marquis we have been inundated by requests for its reinstatement. So that's what we've done. This is a new Marquis salmon reel in sizes one, two and three, built to the original design. We've made the new reels and spools interchangeable with all the originals because we know exactly what happens. Over the years, a frame gets dropped, buckled or broken. You still have the spools and the lines that you love but without a new reel frame, they're useless. Not now. You're back in business. The new reels are all manufactured from high-grade aluminium with the polished silver rim style that everyone agrees is the Marquis at its best. This isn't quite the original Marquis though. Because we can't resist improving things we've slightly redesigned the internal cam to give an increased range to the click-check. Frame and spools fully interchangeable with the originals All-aluminium frame for strength Polished silver rim for classic look In three sizes to cover every salmon fishing situation
Hardy - Bougle Mk VII Reels
A timeless classic. Over 100 years ago Louis Bougle needed a reel light enough and with enough line capacity for the new lighter rods of the time. So he asked Hardy and we came up with the superb, original Bougle reel. Since that first model was listed in our 1903 catalogue, the basic design has remained the same, though we've tweaked and improved it, so that this new Bougle incorporates all the best features of 106 years of Hardy reel making. With the style and feel of the much loved Bouglé Mk IV, this all new MkVII, with its anodised high-grade aluminium spool, stainless steel spindle and nickel-silver line guard is, we think you will agree, the best Bougle by far!
Frame, spool and plate constructed from high grade aluminium Polished before anodising for maximum durability Ground stainless steel spindle Stainless steel ball race Wide ranging adjustable click-check system Revolving nickel-silver lineguard Easily converted from left- to right-hand wind Dovetailed reel back with stainless steel screws Ivorine handle
Hardy - Perfect Taupo Fly Reel
The original “Taupo” Perfect fly reel was introduced in 1958 to fill the need for a larger capacity trout reel to handle the legendary monster Rainbows and Browns of New Zealand. Despite a relatively short production life of only four years, the “Taupo” was eagerly sought after as a Steelhead, Light Salmon, and large Trout reel.
Continued demand for this classic reel inspired Hardy to reintroduce the “Taupo” for 2011. While all the dimensions and aesthetics are true to the original, we have made a couple of improvements. The new “Taupo” is machined from solid bar stock aluminum and hard anodized for strength and durability.
This construction also does away with the need for a line guard, which was an option on the 1958 – 1962 reels. The check mechanism has been changed from the MK II to the more modern Lightweight style, which enables the angler to change from Left to Right hand retrieve at will. While maintaining the looks, feel, and spirit of it ancestor, the new “Taupo” is a stronger and more functional successor a Hardy classic.
Weight (oz/g) :7.5 / 213
Diameter: 3 7/8 / 110
Balances very,very well on the 12'6" to 11'' spey rods. Landed this silver on it. The Rod is the 12'8" 8wt CF Burkheimer and the reel is the Hardy Taupo reel loaded with the SA 520 Skagit Extreme head with integrated tip.
Hardy Lightweight reels are out of stock. Spools still available!
Reels - Classic Reels Lightweight Reels
The four models in the range - the Flyweight, the Featherweight, the LRH Lightweight, and the 2010 addition Princess Reel - have been used by discerning anglers for over half a century.
Their appeal is simple. The simplicity of their looks. The simplicity of their design. Their durability and reliability. Classic reels that perform whenever you need them.
And with our new sensational range of Lightweight rods to accompany them, these reels become even more attractive.
- Precision click-check protects light tippets
- Anodised, high grade aluminium construction
Lightweight Reel Series PDF File (Details)