Re: Orvis & Hardy
Your Hardy DD should be a good indication as to what you'll get if you went with a CC. By all accounts I have encountered, both series seem to be great reels. I've seen them in hand and there's a lot to like about them. They seem to be very well made.
I have the predecessor to the Access series, the Mid Arbor Battenkill. If I had not retired it, it would still be working beautifully. It's a real workhorse and Orvis will service it for you if you have any issues. Mine has never been serviced and works as good as the day I bought it.
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