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Old 02-04-18, 10:41 PM   #1
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Default Anyone fish a Hardy Duchess reel?

I have been drooling over the new Hardy Duchess reels since they came out. I need another trout reel like I need a hole in the head. But after handling them in person at the Flyfishing Show this weekend I am smitten. They are pure man-jewelry.
Curious if anyone has fished one? Need someone to tell me they are pure crap 😂
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Old 02-06-18, 02:08 PM   #2
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DawgVet,
I fish Hardy Perfects and think they are great. I also like the sound they make. It's also pretty cool when others hear it and ask what type of reel it is.
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Old 02-06-18, 05:47 PM   #3
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I have one - I use it exclusively when I fish my 4 weight bamboo. It's a beautiful reel - great for small stream fishing. Your description of it as jewelry is right on the money. Is it worth the price - nope. Is it as good as most modern reel high end reels - probably not. Do I regret purchasing it - not one bit.
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Old 02-06-18, 10:02 PM   #4
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Eye,
I have a Perfect on my short list of reels that I must own one day! Love to hear that melodious Hardy song!

AK,
I think that is a gorgeous combo! Who made the bamboo rod? I have a 8í Oyster that Iím looking to match up.
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Old 02-07-18, 09:48 AM   #5
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Dawg, that's a 7-9, 4 weight I built as part of the Oyster class. As I indicated previously, the Hardy is not my best reel in terms of performance, but for that particular rod, it's perfect.
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