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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-08-2019, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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Hardy reel

What would be an ideal hardy reel for an 11’4” 7wt switch rod.

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Not easy to find, but a 3 1/2" Perfect would be ideal. Some would use a St. John, easier to find, may be some capacity issues depending on what you intend.

I would agree on the Uniqua suggestion above as well, maybe even a 3 3/4" would work.
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7wt Switch

Depends on how light the rod is but I have a Marquis #10 on my TFO Deer Creek Switch 7wt and she is plenty light and has enough backing and capacity....

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There are very few questions about reels for two handed rods 11'6"-12'6", 400-500 grains that can't be answered, Hardy Marquis Salmon #1.
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3 7/8 Perfect would be just fine on that rod, as would the St. John
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This will be on a sage PULSE
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St. John

For the money you can't beat a St. John. Plenty of capacity for either a scandi or skagit set up. They start around 150.00 for a good fishing reel. Collector models can be twice that price.
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I use a Marquis Salmon 1 on both my TFO 11' 7 wt and Beulah 11'6" 6/7 and it is an ideal match.


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Pick the reel with the dimensions you need. And, temper the selection by the hand you wind with. I you turn left-handed you somewhat restricted to the newer models, but if it says Hardy on it, you really can't go to far wrong. Of the reels I have, I'd pick in this order (based on price and size): St John, Marquis 10, Salmon 1, Taupo. My 11'7" 7 wt has a Salmon 1 on it only because I have 3 other lighter rods with the St John and Marquis 10.

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I use an old ported 4" Uniqua on my Beulah classic 11' 6" 6/7 spey rod. With the head out of the rod the balance is perfect. FWIW - The classics are significantly heavier than their Platinum rods.
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St John
3 7/8 Perfect
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Marquis Salmon 1
Gem 8/9
Angel 8/9
3 1/2 or 3 3/4 Uniqua (Mk II or earlier)
3 1/2 or 3 3/4 Perfect
Bougle 3 3/4

There are others, but all of those are attainable at one level or another. Ask away if you need to know any details.
I'm using a 3 7/8 Perfect as a single spey on a 10' rod. Was using a St. John before. I love it.
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A Zenith multiplier has the size, weight, capacity, and rapid winding capability to decorate your switch rod. A bit spendy, a bit rare, but lots of soul.

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Thanks for all the replies. I have my eye on a St Jhon mk2 and a Perfect 3 7/8
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