Hardy Marquis Reels
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|Hardy Marquis Salmon Reels River & Fish Garry Sandstrom Says|
The following video is mostly river & fishing, sights & sounds. Can it get better than a pretty girl and a bright wild steelhead landed with the most traditional fly fishing methods?
Introduced in the mid-1970's as the Scientific Anglers System Reel, the
Marquis was the first "rim-control" fly reel to become popular in
the USA. This popularity was overwhelming. Now nearly all fly fishing reels sold
in the world have some sort of exposed spool rim for extra control when
plying fish. For some reason Hardy and Scientific Anglers couldn't get
along in the reel business, and Scientific Anglers dropped the Hardy
Hardy slightly redesigned the guts of the reel and reintroduce it into the U.S. market as the Marquis Series. It came in light-trout through salmon sizes and like all Hardy reels of the period, they were machined from aluminum castings. These reels were very popular, but the world of international finance and the difference in exchange between the dollar and the pound sterling made the importation of these reels into the United States nearly impossible.
Finally U.S. reel manufacturers started producing reels on computer driven machines using bar-stock aircraft aluminum, which was stronger than any comparable aluminum casting. For a while it appeared that the venerable Marquis was doomed to the realm of antiques. Then Hardy changed its whole operation. They moved their production from Great Briton to the Orient where high speed machining and a lack of craft guilds made manufacturing more streamlined, more precise and less expensive.
Hardy Company Rep, Garry Sandstrom demonstrates how the
Hardy Marquis Reels have improved over the last forty years.
Now the Marquis series is machined from aircraft aluminum
alloy bar-stock. Only the larger salmon sizes have survived. They
have found extreme favor with Pacific Northwest steelhead anglers.
These new Marquis salmon reels are in three sizes: salmon one, two and three. They are built to the original design, but are much stronger than the original cast models.
Hardy made the new reels and spools interchangeable with all the originals. The new reels are all manufactured with the polished silver rim style that everyone agrees is the Marquis at its best. The the internal cam has been slightly redesigned to give an increased in range to the click-check friction. The most endearing quality of the Marquis series is the distinctive sound which is producds when a fish is taking line. This is the same sound that has been produced by Hardy Reels for over a hundred years. It is a jolly sound that when heard, tells every angler that life is very good.
Marquis Salmon-1, capacity WF10F + 170 yards #20 Micron, Reel weight 7.75 ounces.
Marquis Salmon-2, capacity WF10F + 300 yards #20 Micron, Reel weight 9.62 ounces.
Marquis Salmon-3, capacity WF12F + 400 yards #20 Micron, Reel weight 10.37 ounces.
|HREM010||Hardy Marquis, Reel||Salmon-1||$275.00|
|HREM020||Hardy Marquis, Reel||Salmon-2||$295.00|
|HREM030||Hardy Marquis, Reel||Salmon-3||$325.00|
|Please provide information about how you want us to set up your reel for you.|
Please specify which
hand you prefer to wind your reel with,
so we may set the retrieve direction for you.
Please specify if you
wish us to install a fly line on your new reel or extra spool. Then
make your selection from
the Fly Line Section. We will install the proper size
and amount of Micron Backing at no extra charge.
The Fly Fishing Shop, Welches, OR
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