Hardy Conquest 4″ Black edition centrepin trotting reel with papers and case MINT
A modern Hardy Conquest 4″ Black anodised finish centre pin trotting reel in new condition. Ventilated shallow drum with triple composition handles and 3 screw spring release latch. Bickerdyke line guide can be changed from left to right-hand wind. Side rim-mounted optional check lever, as new condition. Can be converted from 2 to 3 handle set up, a fabulous reel, comes with makers handbooks, neoprene case.
from our John Bailey blog:Two models were created, the 4in and the 4.5in, and both were available in either silver or black hard anodised finish. The new reel was made from high quality 6061 Aerospace grade bar stock aluminium and featured a dual ratchet mechanism. The Conquest was designed around a gyroscopic inertia principle which Hardy claimed was responsible for the perfect free running of the reel. The reel bodies and spools were heavily perforated for lightness-the 4in version weighing a mere 191g. The reels came fitted with three handles and a line guard. However, a screwdriver was included and these could be removed as desired by those wanting to personalise the reel. Counterbalance weights were provided to replace removed reel handles so the reel’s balance could be maintained. The spools were easily removed and the reels could be converted to left or right-hand wind. The reels were supplied in a neoprene pouch.