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Thread: Hardy Lightweight LRH vs Abel Creek 1

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    Default Hardy Lightweight LRH vs Abel Creek 1

    I really just want to open this up for discussion. These two reels are very close in price. I love the nostalgic appearance of the Hardy. I love the modern machining and durable appearance of the Abel. The open frame on the Abel enables palming. The Hardy is the perfect look for the 7' 6" honey colored glass rod I have in mind for it. Ultimately I know this is my decision. It's actually a fun dilemma. Thanks for looking.

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    Default Re: Hardy Lightweight LRH vs Abel Creek 1

    first off, welcome to the forum leithel
    in answer to your question... i've seen a number of your "honey'' colored glass rods and in my opinion the hardy fits that like a glove.
    the abel is also a fine reel, but aesthetically, the LRH has it in the bag
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    Default Re: Hardy Lightweight LRH vs Abel Creek 1

    Hi,

    I'll echo Casey on both counts, Welcome to the forum and I would just get a Hardy LRH Out of curiosity, whose blanks did you use for this rod? I've been thinking of buying a 3 - 4 weight in 6.5 or 7 foot for another winter project.

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    Default Re: Hardy Lightweight LRH vs Abel Creek 1

    Thank you both so much for the welcome and the responses.
    Ard, it is a Lamiglas two piece blank. Reasonably priced and a beautiful color in my opinion.

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    Default Re: Hardy Lightweight LRH vs Abel Creek 1

    Quote Originally Posted by leithel View Post
    I really just want to open this up for discussion. These two reels are very close in price. I love the nostalgic appearance of the Hardy. I love the modern machining and durable appearance of the Abel. The open frame on the Abel enables palming. The Hardy is the perfect look for the 7' 6" honey colored glass rod I have in mind for it. Ultimately I know this is my decision. It's actually a fun dilemma. Thanks for looking.
    I agree with the others, go with the LRH But, if you were to go with an Abel I would look at the TR1.

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    Default Re: Hardy Lightweight LRH vs Abel Creek 1

    Thanks for your input. I bought an LRH. I still lust after an Abel reel though and was curious about your reasons for picking the TR1 over the Creek 1.
    I might have to purchase one at a later date. The Sweetgrass Mantra has been calling me and I think either the TR1 or the Creek 1 would look fantastic with the black aluminum reel seat. Thanks, Fred

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    Default Re: Hardy Lightweight LRH vs Abel Creek 1

    Good call on the Hardy LRH! I have a vintage 2 screw line guard LRH that I absolutely love.

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    Default Re: Hardy Lightweight LRH vs Abel Creek 1

    Good choice! For the light fishing you would usually do with a 7'6" rod, you would probably rarely need to use the palming rim anyway.

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    Default Re: Hardy Lightweight LRH vs Abel Creek 1

    Quote Originally Posted by leithel View Post
    Thanks for your input. I bought an LRH. I still lust after an Abel reel though and was curious about your reasons for picking the TR1 over the Creek 1.
    Thanks, Fred
    Primarily just the traditional look, smaller diameter and still plenty of backing capacity for a light trout rod.

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    Default Re: Hardy Lightweight LRH vs Abel Creek 1

    Quote Originally Posted by leithel View Post
    Thanks for your input. I bought an LRH.
    Good move. Your ancestors will enjoy that reel as much as you will.

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