01-29-2015, 12:29 PM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Re: Reels for the Long rods ?
The new Hardy Marquis Salmon series for TH rods, small arbor with good capacity for spey lines.
The classic click and pawl makes a wonderful sound.
The Marquis Salmon #1 works great on your Sage 5120.
The Marquis Salmon #2 is fine for the 7133.
The older cast aluminum reels from Hardy UK are also fine.
S.A (Hardy) Marquis #10 = new Hardy Marquis Salmon #1, and interchangeable spools.
S.A. (Hardy) Marquis #11 = does not have new equivalent
Hardy Marquis Salmon #2 & #3 = interchangeable spools with new Marquis Salmon #2 & #3
Old Hardy Marquis =
Cast aluminum & painted, drop will and damage very easily.
Spools have bronze bushing = nice feature
Nickel silver line guard = class feature
New Hardy Marquis:
Bar stock machined and anodized finish, much tougher
No bronze bushing in spool = careful lubrication required
No line guard
Larger handle on spool = some wobble with hard run,,, I like the optional counterbalance button (discontinued by Hardy).
A lower cost alternative is the used reels on the big auction site.
The Lamson LP series, discontinued but small arbor with good capacity an nice weight to balance the TH rods.
The 5120 would be fine with the Lamson LP 3.5 and the Lamson LP-5 for the 7133. These are the reels we use on our demo/class rods.
Most if not all of the new reels made today are large arbor with very limited capacity until you move up to the largest salt water reels at $700-$800+ price tags. In addition they are heavily ported and many are too light for TH rods to balance.
Last edited by Fkrow; 01-29-2015 at 02:39 PM.