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Old 09-17-2013, 02:40 PM
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Default Re: Reel Love; the Fly Reel Picture Thread

Thanks VB, I have to confess, I don't use a lot of them, purely collection reasons.
Sad I know, but I'm just happy to be custodian of them for now.
My go to reels this season have been my Hardy CC 3000, a Nautilus Five, a green Tripillar disc drag of Chinese origin, and a Sage 3850.
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:18 AM
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MrTrout, I prefer the UL DD over the CC not only because it features a subtly fine-tunable drag but because it simple works better than the CC version. Howard is a great designer of both reels and rods but material errors happen.

If you want to see where Howard Croston obtains some of his inspiration, look at Rudolf's remarkable collection of Ari't Hart reels. Rudolf, I do not know anyone who has a collection approaching yours, wow! One model I have never seen is your "Aris" with matching reel seat. Take a look at Hardy "Angel" and note the twin posts attaching the reel foot and the large diameter, shallow domed, ported drag knob as well as the reel seat used on Angel rods and subsequent Zeniths and Ari's influence is palpable.

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Hardy Angel, circa 2002, a reel still not getting the respect it deserves.

Hi Sweetandsalt,
Thanks fo rthe compliment on my collection, much appreciated
I do have a friend in The Netherlands that has well over 200 of Ari's reels, many of which are unique!!!!
Here are some pictures of 2 of Ari's prototypes that enspired the Hardy Angel, & a Hardy Swift TE's that show Ari's influence in the adjustable reel seat, It went on to be used on the Astrid.
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Hi S&S Rudolf and I have been good friends now for several years, we are both keen collectors of Ari Hart reels, I have a dozen or so, in fact my Remco came via his good self.
My collection isn't as large as his, but he's my mentor, and very helpful.
I prefer the Hardy CC on the small river I use it on, as it's very light, I have a 2000 and a 3000 model, and think they are well designed, as for the plastic clickers wearing down, they aren't alone, I've had a similar problem on my Sage Click, and my Purist 1.
I now always carry a spare for each reel just in case.
Rudolf, you have far too many Ari's now, it's about time you sold me some, cheap!!
S.
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Nice collection Mrtrout, & a lovely display cabinet. I LOVE your Ari'T Hart reels, & the L H Design Sapphire is a beauty too
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Whats your address please? I need to commit grand theft

P.S. That reel collection is insane, very cool
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I am, in the words of Duck's Phil Robertson, Happy, happy, happy.

Casey hooked me up with this all but NEW 1494 Medalist. It will go on my future glass rod purchase,,prob in January on an Orvis Superfine Glass. Outta be a fine pairing ! Sorry for the photo, but it's the best I could do off the cuff here at night.

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You'll like the old Pflueger Mike, nice.

I have a reel in the mail right now that will be seeing action yet this year. I hope it will be here when I get back from fishing. We're going for Sunday - Monday and Tuesday to try to spook up a few steelhead.

Soon as it arrives I'll snap a photo and post it.

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Nice group of hardware there, keep them coming people! I love fly reels...............
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Nice group of hardware there, keep them coming people! I love fly reels...............
I love them myself, Hardy Demons are my main reels, the others are my number 5 weights only used now and again.
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It was only a matter of time................ I've been fishing with a 1981 Hardy Spey rod for a few years now and have been trying to find the appropriate reel for it. It works with my Cascapedia but since I lined it with a Carron Jetstream 10/11 the Cascapedia wouldn't hold that line so................ Being deep in the bench when it comes to reels I spooled the line onto an Orvis Vortex 11/22 reel and had the line capacity and weight in the reel that were needed.

But it seemed I should have 'the right reel' for this rod. I really like the rod and so I got it a reel.
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It is the 4 1/4" Wide Spool Perfect, made in England by Hardy Bros.

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It took 200 yards of backing line and the Jetstream and I will be interested in hearing the report from that check system when I have one run. They have a really strong tension check and I'm confident the reel will handle our fish here.

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That is one nice Clicker.
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