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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-02-2018, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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WTB Hardy Princess, Marquis, Duchess

Hey looking for a nice click reel to match up with a lighter switch or trout spey rod. Let me know what you have.

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I have a Hardy made Viscount clone, the SA 140 for sale. Here's the description:

Scientific Anglers model 140 fly reel. Like new condition with barely a spot of reel rash. Strong drag and a nice loud Hardy click. Made by Hardy in England with a capacity to hold DT and light spey lines, e.g. a 450g line with lots of backing. I used it with an Ambush 290 which takes up a lot of room, of course.

This is the SA branded Hardy Viscount 140 reel. 3 1/2 inch diameter. Pawls are metal by the way, and the spring and pawl system are the same as the early Marquis models. Reports are that the spool fits the Marquis 8/9 reel as well, but haven't tested that. My Marquis 8/9 holds a 450 SHD with lots of running line and backing, so this 140 has a lot of capacity.

An excellent reel for trout on 5-7 weight single or double handed rods, . Generally considered too light for salmon fishing, however. Lots of photos on request.

Will discount it for folks on this forum of course.
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Iím looking for an actual Hardy but appreciate the offer thanks!
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I have a Princess and a Marquis 8/9. Both are multipliers. $200 for the $225 for the Princess. Both real were built in the 70 - 80s, Good shape but showing signs they have been fished.

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hey whats up,

i got a 1953 "green Princess" . 3 1/4. its been my main trout reel for a while now. recently i got a hardy perfect and havent been using it at all. it works well on a 4wt, 5wt, or 6wt.

if your intrested just hit me up.


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I have a dandy Hardy St John if your interested. I can email you photos pretty easy. Landed two fish on the Snake with it in November so it's got Karma.
$260 USD shipped.
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HARDY DUCHESS 4" $309 New HREDUCG040 10 - 11 WF11+270 4 inches 7.6 ounces Reversible
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