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Was talking to a Hardy dealer today and was told that Hardy has dropped the Perfect from their 2013 catalog. The Wide Perfect is still available but not the original reel with agate line guide. Has anyone else heard this?

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Was talking to a Hardy dealer today and was told that Hardy has dropped the Perfect from their 2013 catalog. The Wide Perfect is still available but not the original reel with agate line guide. Has anyone else heard this?

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Sounds like you better make a couple calls, Dave ...

Naaaa, it's too early to call upon the Blind Pig.

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They are being replaced with the Wide models...

Wide models are not available at this point.
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Default Re: Hardy Drops The Perfect

For what it's worth, I was just on the Hardy site and they are still listed.

It's sort of hard for me to imagine what has changed so much in what is considered a traditional pastime such as fly fishing, that reels that have been around for a long time, no longer have a market. For reels like the Medalist and Perfect, which are on either end of the price spectrum, to disappear is somewhat baffling to me.
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I can't imagine the uproar if this were to be true, but I guess we'll all find out sooner or later. I'm hoping they keep with production, and keep the production of the Perfect in the UK.

I'm not sure moving exclusive to wide models would be a a sensible move, though I could see adding that as an option to the rotation. I was reading on another forum where it was stated that they were going to keep the Perfect, but remove the agate line guide from the Perfect reels. Also mentioned was that they were to keep production in Alnwick. Who knows what they're up to.

I did the same thing pszy mentioned and went to the website upon reading the first post and found the same thing. Current models were still listed.

Hopefully Burk chimes in to provide us with an update. Either that or enogh time has passed for David to make a few calls for us.
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Default Re: Hardy Drops The Perfect

Howard Croston, an employee of Hardys Alnwick was asked about two months ago about the production of the perfects coming to an end.
They are not . He said the perfects would still be produced at Alnwick, but no more would be made with agate line guards, as the cost was prohibitive. So it's the wide reels now without agate line guards but we still have the Perfect.
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Howard Croston, an employee of Hardys Alnwick was asked about two months ago about the production of the perfects coming to an end.
They are not . He said the perfects would still be produced at Alnwick, but no more would be made with agate line guards, as the cost was prohibitive. So it's the wide reels now without agate line guards but we still have the Perfect.
That's quite correct Dave, I was fishing with him a few weeks back, and he told me exactly the same.
Shame really, I love agates on a perfect.
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Howard Croston, an employee of Hardys Alnwick was asked about two months ago about the production of the perfects coming to an end.
They are not . He said the perfects would still be produced at Alnwick, but no more would be made with agate line guards, as the cost was prohibitive. So it's the wide reels now without agate line guards but we still have the Perfect.
Had to chortle when I read the above. Considering what they charge for that reel ........ vs. what's actually got to cost to produce. Any word on a taker to buy Hardy out? Haven't seen anything of yet suggesting any serious lookers.

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Had to chortle when I read the above. Considering what they charge for that reel ........ vs. what's actually got to cost to produce. Any word on a taker to buy Hardy out? Haven't seen anything of yet suggesting any serious lookers.

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