Category Archives: Reels

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Hardy Hydra Fly reel for Harrich International, USA

Nothing odd here, just a mid-1980s Hardy Hydra light weight fly reel with its spare spool. A budget reel passed over by many anglers in favour of the Marquis or LRH models. It’s not unusual to see reel and spare spool combos. This is the later Mk2 version with the ventilated spool as opposed to […]

The Hardy Creative Team-The Zane Connection

In the last few days there has been quite a bit of chat at Thomas Turner about Zane Grey, Hardy and the Zane rods and reels that the company has made over the years. I’m not in a position to comment with any authority on the nuts and bolts of the design and the manufacture […]

Rare centrepin trotting reel collection landed

Once again Thomas Turner has secured this fabulous Centrepin collection just in time for Christmas for you to enjoy. The collection includes many of the finest examples by Chris Lythe, Gary Mills and Dave Ploughman. These limited edition and one-off reels will shortly feature in a special catalogue for you to spoil yourself before during […]

Howban of Mosley, Birmingham prototype?

A long way travelled from its birthplace, this Howban of Mosley, Birmingham reel came to us from a collector customer friend in Scotland. Approximately 50% larger than the normal smaller Howban models, it’s unnamed and features a different spool and locking nut arrangement. Other than being on steroids it has all the Howban features right […]