Hardy Duchess Fly Reel
New for 2015, The Hardy Duchess delivers classic authentic HARDY FLY REEL design and performance for lines 3 to 11; plus FREE shipping and NO Sales Tax from the Caddis Fly ShopThis Hardy DUCHESS is a new classic reel, the first introduced by Hardy in over ten years by a fly fishing gear company that many of our guides and customers have dubbed a favorite.
Let the reel sing! The magic sound of a singing fly reel as a fish runs is one of the Hardy fly reel signature features,and the Duchess reel by Hardy preserves the song nicely; in addition to being a finely handmade reel designed and created in England.
If you love Hardy fly reels, there is no doubt that you will love the new Hardy Duchess. Many of your guides fish hardy fly reels day by day, week by week, and we can heartily recommend this new series as being worthy of the Hardy reputation for performance and style. The 4" Duchess will make a fantastic spey reel and the 3.25 inch will work beautifully on smaller switch rods.
Bar Stock Core: This is one tough fly reel, crafted by hand from a core of Bar Stock Aluminum.
Genuinely Left to Right hand retrieve conversion: the dual line guards and an entirely adjustable check click drag system provide basis to easily switch this fly reel from right to left retrieve, or left to right, as the angler may wish.
Frame and spool: are, as the saying goes, vented to allow line and backing to dry, as well as reducing overall reel weight.
Wooden handle: Nice touch on the cosmetics of the Duchess.
Split Frame design: the reel absolutely will not allow your line or backing to slip through a crevice and foul.
Hollow recessed spindle: stainless steel durability.
Genuine England Production? YES, the Hardy Duchess is crafted by skilled engineers in Alnwick, England, home of the Hardy fly fishing team.
Duchess Models available? The Duchess is available in spool diameters as follows: 2.75 inch for lines 3 and 4; 3.0 inch for lines 5; 3.25 inch for lines six; and 4 inch for lines in the 8 to 11 wt range.