The Hardy Duchess Fly Reel is the first new version of the classic Hardy reel to be made in over a decade. This innovative reel has been uniquely hand crafted by skilled craftsmen to produce an exceptional, traditional styled Hardy reel.
This reel is highly durable and reliable due to it's strong bar stock aluminium frame. The reel has been carefully designed, hand crafted and assembled to achieve an innovative Split Cage frame design. This creative and ground-breaking design gives the reel incredibly light weight properties, high power and gives excellent line control.
Each reel features a hollow recessed stainless steel spindle. This spindle acts as a lubricant reservoir which produces and maintains the reel's smooth drag and makes the reel significantly lighter in weight. For an increase in regulator wire length and resistance, the reel also incorporates an adjustable, improved version of the Hardy 1972 central line click check system.
The final finishing touches to the reel include a high quality wooden handle that is specially treated to reduce any kind of swelling and it is hand polished. After this, the reel goes through a slower, deeper anodisation process to protect the reel from any UV ray damage.
The Hardy Duchess Fly Reel is fully compatible for both left and right hand wind due to it's twin line guides and has an aluminium coloured body with gold colour accents.
Made in Alnwick, England
Engineered and hand crafted from bar stock aluminium
Ambidextrous, fully adjustable click check mechanism
Vented frame and spool
'Split cage' frame design
Twin line guides for full LHW/RHW compatibility
Hollow recessed stainless steel spindle