HARDY REELS

Hardy Wide Spool Perfect Reels

The first Hardy Heritage range of products are due to be launched as the company return to their roots.     

The Hardy Heritage range consisting of reels made in Alnwick, England - products symbolizing the values making them one of the oldest and most respected fishing tackle makers in the world.

Items in the Hardy Heritage range include the most famous product ever to have been launched by Hardy; the Perfect reel, a timeless design revamped and relaunched utilizing the most modern technology.

Beautiful classic fly reels, the latest revision in over a century of the Perfect. This new model features a wide spool for better capacity, a time proven check system, and that classic Perfect sound.

Ever since Forster Hardy was first granted a full patent for the Perfect reel design in 1889, their engineers, developers and consultants have been constantly striving for ways to improve on perfection, tweaking and adjusting to bring you what we believe are the best reels in their class to date. After all, if they offered anything less, it would not be a Perfect.

  • Made by Hardy Bros master craftsmen in Alnwick, England
  • Wide spool design for better backing capacity
  • Sweet sounding, wide ranging check system
  • Engineered from bar stock aluminium with naval brass 1pc spindle
  • Deep anodised for strength and durability
  • Ivorine handle
  • Smooth satin dark gunmetal grey anodized finish
  • Stainless ball bearings and time proven check system
  • Easily changed from left to right hand wind
  • Supplied in a soft leather, sheepskin lined reel pouch

  • Hardy Perfect Wide Spool 2 7/8" Reel !
    $599.00
    Capacity (20lb Gel Spun):
  • DT3 + 55yd
  • WF3 + 75yd
  • WF4 + 60yd
    Diameter: 2.9" (74mm)
    Weight: 5.3oz (148g)
  • Hardy Perfect Wide Spool 3 1/8" Reel !
    $599.00
    Capacity (20lb Gel Spun):
  • DT5 + 47yd
  • WF5 + 72yd
  • WF6 + 53yd
    Diameter: 3.1" (80mm)
    Weight: 5.7oz (161g)
  • Hardy Perfect Wide Spool 3 3/8" Reel !
    $599.00
    Capacity (20lb Gel Spun):
  • DT7 + 50yd
  • WF7 + 90yd
  • WF8 + 75yd
    Diameter: 3.4" (86mm)
    Weight: 6.2oz (177g)

  • ST. GEORGE FLY REELS

    The most beloved light trout reels Hardy has ever made are back and are still made entirely in Alnwick, England on machines and kit that date back to 1912. These 6061 bar stock fly reels are the ultimate in a fine click and pawl reel. 

    The new St. George HOTSPUR Model revisits the early contracted spool models by offering a choice of two different spool configurations, both suited to Salmon Fishing requirements. The Mid Arbor model assures quicker line recovery akin to that provided by today's large arbor reels and the Standard Arbor model affords the anglers larger line size and backing capacities. BEST OF ALL the frame is common to BOTH SIZES and the spools interchange readily, so you can have ALL YOUR SALMON NEEDS met by a single reel with a single extra spool! This reel is beautifully finished in an anodized matte black finish for corrosion protection and scratch resistance. It is fitted with the famed Hardy all metal revolving line guide, has a spool width of 1-5/16" and an Ivorine Handle knob.  Absolutely, a first-rate Spey Reel!

     

     

     

    The St. George TROUT Model is available in two sizes and two finish colors.  Fitted with a brass foot and an Agate line guide set in a Nickel Silver cage with an Ivorine handle knob. These reel have the traditional three-screw spool release cover and an excellent drag range as the original it so closely emulates. Add your choice of either a Black Finish OR the famed "Spitfire" Natural Aluminum finish made popular during WWII and your only dilemma remains which color to choose.  These are the reels that your great grandchildren will fish, and thank you for them.

     

     

     

     

    MODEL DIAMETER  

    WEIGHT

     

    WF + BKG DT + BKG

    REEL$

    SPOOL$
    Hotspur Mid Arbor 4-1/4" 11.44 oz. #9 + 250
    #10 + 220

    #9 + 150 #10 + 80

    995

    399
    Hotspur Standard Arbor 4-1/4" 10.02 oz. #11 + 350 #12 + 320
    #10 + 180 #11 + 115
    995 399
    St. George Junior 2-9/16" 3.24 oz.   #3 + 35   #4 + 20
    #2 + 15
    #3 + 10
    750 250
    3" St George 3.0" 4.23 oz.   #5 + 60   #6 + 42 #4 + 55
    #5 + 40
    750 250

    *Backing Capacities quoted for Gel Spun backing ( 20lb).  30 lb/ 9wt & up.  
    WF - weight forward line / DT - double tapered line  

     

    THE PERFECT FLY REEL   

     

    The reel that needs no introduction, the reel that is perhaps the most famous product ever to leave the factory at Alnwick.  a timeless design utilizing the most modern technology and made once again in Alnwick, England - The Perfect really does typify all that is Hardy.

    The high quality Agate Line Guard, the dovetailed reel fitting, the durable gun metal gray, anodized finish with distinctive Ivorine handle all make this one of history's most strikingly recognizable reels.  And how well it fishes - fifteen stainless steel ball-bearings give the smoothest of winds. The adjustable click-check in the two larger models and the fixed click-check in the smallest have protected the lightest tippets for decades.  Countless Salmon have been subdued by fishers using the Perfect Salmon Models. Perfect really does mean perfect.

     

    All models available in left or right hand wind - you must specify.  Supplied in a soft sheepskin lined leather pouch.  Three sizes for every trout fishing situation AND Two Sizes for Salmon. Durable Gun Metal Gray Anodizing and IVORINE handle. Top quality Bar-Stock Aluminum plus Navel Brass spin on the plate.  Agate line guard on the Trout Models, Revolving Metal Line Guide on the Salmon Models.  Fifteen ball-bearings and time proven check systems for silky control.  MADE IN ENGLAND.

     

     

     

     

    PERFECT SPECIFICATIONS

    Model

    Diameter

    Wt. Oz.

    WF + Bk

    DT + Bk

    Reel

    Spool

    Perfect

    2-5/8”

    4.53

    #2 + 30

    #2 + 18

    $895

    $200

    Perfect

    2-7/8”

    5.07

    3+40 4+25

    #3 + 20

    $950

    $200

    Perfect

    3-1/8”

    5.42

    5+50 6+35

    #5 + 30

    $950

    $200

    Perfect

    4-0" 11.78 10 +275 9 + 180 $1200 $500
    Perfect 4-1/4" 12.66 12 +290 11 +110 $1300 $500

     

    BOUGLE MK VII

    One of the most famous pools on one of the most famous salmon rivers, the Namsen in Norway, in part derives its name from the Bouglés. The pool is called the Music Box reputedly because of the number of big fish over the years running line off our singing Bouglé! Indeed, when you think about the Bouglé, it’s the glorious sound of the check that stays with you.

    It’s a reel with voice.  And when a big fish runs, it’s a reel that sings!

    It’s easy to forget that the Bouglé Mk VI is derived from the older, equally classic Perfect. The Perfect ran on ball bearings which made it the smoothest winding reel of its time – yet time has in no way dated the muscular beauty of the Bouglé. This new Bouglé has been enhanced by the return of the reel to its original clear anodized aluminum finish. With its ivorine handle, the Bouglé does look at its very best in its sumptuous silver sheen. The ventilated spool and aluminum spindle both help with the reel’s lightness but doesn’t do anything to compromise its legendary strength. In short, it’s a reel you can trust and enjoy in equal measure.

      *Backing Capacities quoted for Gel Spun backing (30lb for #9 reels and above otherwise 20lb).

    Reel

    Model

    Capacity

    Diameter (inches)

    Weight (oz)

    Reel Price $

    Spool Price $

    Bougle Mk VII      3"     DT2-70m

        3

    3.60

           425         129

    Bougle Mk VII

    3 ¼”

      DT4-100m

            3¼

    4.10

    449

    139

    Bougle Mk VII

    3 ½”

    DT6-70m

          3½

    4.70

    479

    149

    Bougle Mk VII

    3 ¾”

      DT8-100m

            3¾

    6.80

    539

    159

    Bougle Mk VII

    4"

       DT10-225m

         4

    9.00

    599

    169

    Lightweight Reels

    First introduced in 1958 in this incarnation, these latest updated versions are now manufactured from top quality bar stock aluminum. A classic lightweight reel that is ideal for trout fishing on small streams. Available in three sizes weighing from only 2-5/8 ounces to 3-3/16 ounces they are sure to appeal to light tackle enthusiasts everywhere. Hardy quality engineering, designed to ensure a lifetime of trouble free use. If you like fishing with light tackle, you will love the Hardy Lightweight series. The Lightweight reel is a classic design, suited equally well to a split-bamboo rod or the latest tip action graphite rods. First introduced in 1935 as an individual reel model, it has been improved and refined ever since and remains the benchmark within its class.

    Made from bar-stock aluminum alloy, the click check reel transmits maximum excitement when you play a fish. The spindle is precision ground. The line guard is made from nickel silver. The hard anodized reel has a gun metal cage and silver spool with a latch, allowing a quick spool change as conditions dictate.

    Now machined from bar stock aluminum

    • Hard anodized for extra strength and durability

    • Classic lightweight design, starting at just 2 5/8 ounces

    • Wide ranging click check

    • Easy to change spools

    THE LIGHTWEIGHT REEL SERIES Reel Specs

    Model

    Diameter

    Wt. Oz.

    WF + Bk

    DT + Bk

    Reel

    Spool

    Flyweight

    2-1/2”

    2.75

    #3 + 30

    #2 + 27

    $249

    $79

    Featherweight

    2-7/8”

    3.37

    #5 + 45

    #4 + 40

    $279

    $95

    LRH

    3-3/16”

    3.62

    #6 + 60

    #5 + 55

    $279

    $95

    Princess 3-1/2" 3.91 #7 + 50 #6 + 65 $329 $135

     

     

    *Backing Capacities quoted for Gel Spun backing (30lb for #9 reels and above otherwise 20lb)     WF - weight forward line / DT - double tapered line  

    Please Note:  These fine reels are manufactured to Hardy's design in South Korea to Metal and Finish and Fit standards that equal (and even surpass) those we'd come accustomed to out of England. DO NOT be mislead by claims of inferior quality; they are bunk! Only the prices have regressed. Your satisfaction is guaranteed!

     

    CASCAPEDIA MK III

    Another Hardy legend. Those looks. Who doesn't love that sweeping 'S' shaped handle?  But the beauty is more than skin deep.  The Cascapedia's durability is proven over decades of use. The capture of thousands of fish testify to this incredible reel's performance.

    The Cascapedia Mk III is a stunning version of one of the classic reels of all time and resembles the original 1930's MKI Model more so than the MKII model it replaces, including the use of three Stainless Steel badges on the Solid Front handle plate, . as the original version.  The reel retains its looks, its charm and its quality but it is brought so bang up to the minute that it will perfectly blend in with modern rods. What you’ve got here is a true fishing version of an ageless classic.

    Available in four sizes, two trout and two salmon, the #2/3/4 and #5/6/7 versions boast a centralized click-check mechanism that famously protects the lightest tippets whilst the larger #8/9 and #10/11 feature a powerful clutch disc drag capable of stopping the largest salmon and designed for faultless big-fish handling. The drag regulator button also has a pointer for easy reference in the heat of battle. The anodized finish guarantees durability. Above all, the ‘S’ shaped handle is retained, the immediate emblem of this magnificent reel.

     Hardy likes to think of their new Cascapedia as simple perfection. They've gone back to the original design using a traditional solid front plate adorned with 3 highly polished metal badges.  The new reel much resembles the original 1930s model but has all the top features of a modern game reel. We defy you not to fall in love with the new Cascapedia Mk III.  The new Cascapedia MkIII is a reel to collect, to look at, to treasure. But above all, it’s a reel for the modern day, to be used with pleasure, admiration and total confidence.

    • Machined from high grade aluminium.
    • Anodized finish for durability.
    • Solid front plate.
    • Trout models with adjustable click check system.
    • Salmon models with smooth disc drag system.
    • Reel back secured by a dovetail and two stainless steel screws.
     
    Model Code Capacity (m) Weight (oz/g) Diameter Price ($)
    Cascapedia Mk III #2/3/4 HRECA3005 DT3+65 6.5 / 190 2.87 / 72 $395.00
    Cascapedia Mk III #5/6/7 HRECA3010 DT6+90 8.00 / 228 3.37 / 86 $449.00
    Cascapedia Mk III #8/9 HRECA3015 DT8+130 12.00 / 341 3.75 / 95 $495.00
    Cascapedia Mk III #10/11 HRECA3020 DT10+185 12.75 / 364 3.93 / 100 $549.00
    Backing Capacities quoted for Gel Spun backing (30lb for #9 reels and above otherwise 20lb)

    Please Note:  These fine reels are manufactured to Hardy's design in South Korea to Metal and Finish and Fit standards that equal (and even surpass) those we'd come accustomed to out of England. DO NOT be mislead by claims of inferior quality; they are bunk! Only the prices have regressed. Your complete satisfaction is guaranteed!


    MARQUIS SALMON  

    Since Hardy stopped making the Marquis reel they were inundated with requests to reinstate it.  So they did!  This is a new Marquis reel built to the original design with one slight change. Hardy couldn't resist improving the reel , they've slightly redesigned the internal cam to give the  click-check drag a greater range than before.  Made in Salmon sizes #1, #2 and #3 and built to the original design, the best news is that these reels will accept your original extra spools. Hardy knows what happens; over the years a frame gets dropped, buckled or broken. You still have the spools and lines you love but without a new reel frame, they are useless.  Not now. You are back in business. Made with the polished silver rim that everyone agrees is the Marquis at its best. Bigger drag range, a perfect palming rim and huge capacities, a Salmon angler's dream in three sizes to cover every Salmon situation including two-handed rod use.

    Marquis Salmon Specifications

     

     

     

    Model

    Diameter

    Wt. Oz.

    WF + Bk

    DT + Bk

    Reel

    Spool

    #1

    3.87”

    7.75

    #10 + 175

    #9 + 90

    $329

    $99

    #2

    4.12”

    9.62

    #10 + 300

    #10 +130

    $359

    $109

    #3

    4.12”

    10.37

    #12 +400

    #11 +220

    $399

    $119

     

    *Backing Capacities quoted for Gel Spun backing (30lb for #9 reels and above otherwise 20lb)    WF - weight forward line / DT - double tapered line   

    Please Note:  These fine reels are manufactured to Hardy's design in South Korea to Metal and Finish and Fit standards that equal (and even surpass) those we'd come accustomed to out of England. DO NOT be mislead by claims of inferior quality; they are bunk! Only the prices have regressed. Your satisfaction is guaranteed!


    PERFORMANCE REELS by HARDY

    Although we cannot stock all the many models of modern Hardy reels, we are generally able to obtain them for you on short notice. If you have a particular reel in mind please do not hesitate to inquire on price and availability.

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