Originally Posted by Hardyreels
Looking through the thread brings a point to mind; possibly the best made were the ones copied the most by other (newer) manufacturers.
Good point. Not sure what the top ten best trout reels of all time are, but I'd put half a dozen Hardy's in there.
Can I raise a note of dissent about the Abel Super? The most ridiculous spool release I've ever had the misfortune to hold in my hands. I don't care if everything down to that little screw is made by Abel, great engineering doesn't make up for bad design. End of rant.