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Hardy Tapered Spindle Reels

It is well known that from the early years when Hardys began the manufacture of fishing reels – that they would produce any item to order for their clients. The only criteria being that the client should meet the cost of the article’s production or modification.  Where these requested variations resulted in worthwhile improvement to the reel with potential for economic advantage in the market place – Hardy’s would often produce the reel in quantity and give to it the name of the person from whom the suggested change had originated. The ‘Barton’ and ‘Davy’ reels are just two examples of this policy.


More importantly, certain of these customer requested variants did not continue into the general production output – presumably because it was thought that no commercial benefit would result from their inclusion.  [Read more →]

August 11, 2010   4 Comments