Abel Spey Reels, Hardy Salmon Reels, Teeny Landing Hand

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Clicker Spey Reels
Abel Spey Reels
Hardy Marquis Reels
Teeny Landing Hand
 

Clicker Style Steelhead/Salmon Reels 
 
In the days of yore there were precisely constructed aluminum fly fishing reels made by craftsmen who had apprenticed for ten years, and belonged to guilds. They served their king and his noblemen. In those days, the production of a single reel might take more than a month. The reels were made to last for generations. They often took on a patina from the touch of many loving hands.
 
In today's world, craftsmen produce reels in computer programs and then feed bars of aluminum alloy into machines run by those same programs. The new metal alloys are much harder and more resilient that the old ones. The new reels come with finishes that are smoother than generations of hands can polish them. American made Abel reels are more finely polished and cost less than their original British made examples. British designed reels manufactured in South Korea cost less than American or British made reels. Nobody beats Abel craftsmanship...period.
After over a hundred years in the market, clicker reels are still in high demand. Some anglers like the simplicity others simply enjoy the sound when a strong fish is taking line. We all enjoy reliabilitty.

Abel Spey Reels
Nearly everyone on our crew owns an Abel Spey Reel. Mark owns both an Abel Spey and a Switch reel. These reels come with either ported or solid spools. They may be the perfect blend of 100+ years of incremental improvement, joined with American craftsmanship. There is no other reel of this type that compares. The finish on these reels will boggle your mind. In colors they are nearly infinitely customizable. Mechanically they are incredibly simple. They have low inertial start-up, but enough guts to get the job done. They are finger-tip and palm controllable with one of the smoothest, most comfortable rims that ever graced a fly reel. Will they develop a cult following? No doubt about it. They are very collectable, as things of the highest quality always are. 

At the time of this publication, the reels below are in stock for the pleasure of your inspection, or your order. Each comes with a free .030 Rio Powerflex Core Shooting Line and 150-yards of #30 Micron Backing installed for free. This setup should go well with any Scandi or Skagit Head appropriate for this size of reel. Be sure to include which hand you wind with.

Item Description Price To Top
01-096-LA Abel Spey Reel with ventilated spool, COLOR, Black Gloss  $500 Sale Ended
01-096-SA Abel Spey Reel with solid spool, COLOR, Black  Gloss  $500 Sale Ended
001-098-006-01 Abel Spey Reel with ventilated spool, COLOR, Dark Olive  $575 Sale Ended
11760 Abel Spey Reel with ventilated spool, COLOR, Deep Green  $575 Sale Ended
001-098-006-001 Abel Spey Reel with ventilated spool, COLOR, Platinum  $575 Sale Ended
001-098-006-01-SLATE Abel Spey Reel with ventilated spool, COLOR, Slate  $575 Sale Ended
001-098-001-01 Abel Spey Reel with ventilated spool, COLOR, Flat Black  $500 Sale Ended

Hardy Marquis Salmon Reels River & Fish Garry Sandstrom Says

The following video is mostly river & fishing, sights & sounds. Can it get better than a pretty girl and a bright wild steelhead landed with the most traditional fly fishing methods?

Introduced in the mid-1970's as the Scientific Anglers System Reel, the Marquis was the first "rim-control" fly reel to become popular in the USA. This popularity was overwhelming. Now nearly all fly fishing reels sold in the world have some sort of exposed spool rim for extra control when playing fish. For some reason Hardy and Scientific Anglers couldn't get along in the reel business, and Scientific Anglers dropped the Hardy product.
Hardy slightly redesigned the guts of the reel and reintroduce it into the U.S. market as the Marquis Series. It came in light-trout through salmon sizes and like all Hardy reels of the period, they were machined from aluminum castings. These reels were very popular, but the world of international finance and the difference in exchange between the dollar and the pound sterling made the importation of these reels into the United States nearly impossible.
Finally U.S. reel manufacturers started producing reels on computer driven machines using bar-stock aircraft aluminum, which was stronger than any comparable aluminum casting. For a while it appeared that the venerable Marquis was doomed to the realm of antiques. Then Hardy changed its whole operation. They moved their production from Great Briton to the Orient where high speed machining and a lack of craft guilds made manufacturing more streamlined, more precise and less expensive.
Hardy Company Rep, Garry Sandstrom demonstrates how the
Hardy Marquis Reels have improved over the last forty years.
Now the Marquis series is machined from aircraft aluminum alloy bar-stock. Only the larger salmon sizes have survived. They have found extreme favor with Pacific Northwest steelhead anglers.
These new Marquis salmon reels are in three sizes: salmon one, two and three. They are built to the original design, but are much stronger than the original cast models.
Hardy made the new reels and spools interchangeable with all the originals. The new reels are all manufactured with the polished silver rim style that everyone agrees is the Marquis at its best. The the internal cam has been slightly redesigned to give an increased in range to the click-check friction. The most endearing quality of the Marquis series is the distinctive sound which is producds when a fish is taking line. This is the same sound that has been produced by Hardy Reels for over a hundred years. It is a jolly sound that when heard, tells every angler that life is very good.
  • Frame and spools fully interchangeable with the originals
  • All-aluminum frame for strength
  • Polished silver rim for classic look
  • In three sizes to cover every salmon fishing situation
    Marquis Salmon-1, capacity WF10F + 170 yards #20 Micron, Reel weight 7.75 ounces.
    Marquis Salmon-2, capacity WF10F + 300 yards #20 Micron, Reel weight 9.62 ounces.
    Marquis Salmon-3, capacity WF12F + 400 yards #20 Micron, Reel weight 10.37 ounces.
  • Item Description Size Price To Top
    HREM010 Hardy Marquis, Reel Salmon-1 $329.00 Sale Ended
    HREM020 Hardy Marquis, Reel Salmon-2 $359.00 Sale Ended
    HREM030 Hardy Marquis, Reel Salmon-3 $399.00 Sale Ended

    Please provide information about how you want us to set up your reel for you.
    Please specify which hand you prefer to wind your reel with,
    so we may set the retrieve direction for you.
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    Please specify if you wish us to install a fly line on your new reel or extra spool. Then make your selection from
    the
    Fly Line Section. We will install the proper size
    and amount of
    Micron Backing at no extra charge.
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    Teeny Landing Hand
    "The Landing Hand is an extremely useful and user-friendly tool. But I think it does the greater favor for fish. By providing more control during the landing process, my Landing Hand helps me protect and release them safely. Everyone who fishes should have one of these, for both fresh and saltwater." JimTeeny
    "This is the most convenient, best designed fish grabber I've ever used. Every angler should carry one. Helps subdue and release fish quickly." Mark Bachmann

    The Teeny Landing Hand is shock-corded, which makes it easy to be attached to you.
    I fold mine and tuck it under my wading belt.

    The Teeny Landing Hand is easy to use. Slip your hand inside and grab large large fish by the tail.

    Hold your fish securely and remove the hook for catch & release.
    This soft, structured mesh bag improves your grip on trout, salmon, steelhead, bonefish and all other game fish. You'll land fish more quickly while exerting less pressure and reduce the mortality rate of the fish you choose to release.
    Item Description Price To Top
    721013 Teeny Landing Hand $21.95 Sale Ended

    The Teeny Landing Hand works great for handling summer steelhead while wading the Deschutes River.

    The Teeny Landing Hand works great for handling summer steelhead while wading the Deschutes River.

    Fish long & prosper,
    Mark, Patty & Crew

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