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    Does anyone know who the actual manufacturer is on these reels? Mine says "Made in England"...Hardy?

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    I have a 2LA 890 and a 678. Interesting question. Would like to know as well.

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    Mine is a dedicated northern pike reel (with a few bass adventures too)...it's one of the smoothest reels I've handled. If it is a Hardy manufactured reel, it's kinda like when Winchester used to make shotguns for Sear's under the Ted Williams name.

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    The vintage System II reels were made by Hardy, but the newer ones come from "BFR" (British Fly Reels).....good name huh ?
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

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    Way to kill the mood Rip Tide....

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    They're still good reels... I have 3 of 'em .... with the traditional sized arbor.
    They were the workhorse reel for saltwater fly fishing here in the northeast for ages.
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

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    Yeah, I love both of mine. I do need a new one of the little triangle clicker things that goes inside the spool. The one mine came with looks like it had the back curve filed down, and starts to not click after a while of use.
    Last edited by nick k; 03-11-2013 at 02:56 PM.

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    So does a 2la fall into the "vintage" range?...this one's fairly new (for me anyway), I bought it about 10 years ago for a North Dakota pike fishing safari.

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    Quote Originally Posted by balsabug1 View Post
    So does a 2la fall into the "vintage" range?...this one's fairly new (for me anyway), I bought it about 10 years ago for a North Dakota pike fishing safari.
    No, vintage would be 1970s +/- and long before "large arbor" and even the perforated spools
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rip Tide View Post
    No, vintage would be 1970s +/- and long before "large arbor" and even the perforated spools
    Thanks very much for the info!

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