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WTB Hardy St. Andrew

Looking for a Hardy St. Andrew. Thanks, Rob
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St. Andrew

I'm still looking for a St. Andrew. I have hat in hand and I am on bended knee. (well almost) Surely someone has one they are willing to part with? Robert
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I'm still looking for a St. Andrew. I have hat in hand and I am on bended knee. (well almost) Surely someone has one they are willing to part with? Robert
Check out Evil-Bay there's one for sale there now.


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I see a lot of St Johns and St. Georges but no St. Andrews. Perhaps you can send me a link? I'll pm you my email. Thanks, Robert
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I see a lot of St Johns and St. Georges but no St. Andrews. Perhaps you can send me a link? I'll pm you my email. Thanks, Robert
I just checked and it must have sold. I know it was there though.

If it's the size of the reel that's important to you then there are other options.

The St. Andrew is the largest of the lightweight series and may be a tad too light for most 13''-14' spey rods.


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I'm thinking switch rod for the St.Andrew. Robert
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I'm thinking switch rod for the St.Andrew. Robert
I have a Hardy Marquis Salmon 2 that is gathering dust. I think it is about the same specs. 4-1/8" diameter X 1-1/8" spool width,10.0 oz,ribbed brass foot. Made in England. It's in pristine condition and I've been thinking of selling it so if your interested send me a PM.


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Pete, PM sent
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Got one!

Hot damn! I found one with a spare spool also.
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If you are buying from an on-line source and can't examine the reel 'hands on' be sure to check the spring tension as soon as you get hold of it and load line. The St Andrew should have a very strong check when the tension is full off and a noticeable range between full off and tight on. I use one for trout and light salmon and the check handles fish up to 8 - 9 pounds easily.

Many of these reels (not all) have been kept for way too long with the springs via the little tension knob turned down tight. This creates a lose check even at full tension. Remember, they have not been made since 1968 or there abouts so if the springs have not been cared for or been replaced you may have little in the way of tension range from one end of the spectrum to the other. When I say a strong check I'm talking more out going tension than any other spring and pawl Hardy I have ever owned. I have not sampled any of the new marquis reels still being manufactured so I may stand corrected if they are drag dynamo's.

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Ard, The reel is in pretty nice condition. Except the reel foot has a ding. I contacted Hardy and the said ship us the reel and we will replace the reel foot and go over all the components and make it good as new. But the drag was surprisingly strong, way stronger than my St. John. I was actually impressed and in comparing it to some of the newer clickers I've seen, they were not as strong as the Andrew. Rob
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If you are buying from an on-line source and can't examine the reel 'hands on' be sure to check the spring tension as soon as you get hold of it and load line. The St Andrew should have a very strong check when the tension is full off and a noticeable range between full off and tight on. I use one for trout and light salmon and the check handles fish up to 8 - 9 pounds easily.

Many of these reels (not all) have been kept for way too long with the springs via the little tension knob turned down tight. This creates a lose check even at full tension. Remember, they have not been made since 1968 or there abouts so if the springs have not been cared for or been replaced you may have little in the way of tension range from one end of the spectrum to the other. When I say a strong check I'm talking more out going tension than any other spring and pawl Hardy I have ever owned. I have not sampled any of the new marquis reels still being manufactured so I may stand corrected if they are drag dynamo's.

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As you know it is pretty simple to add tension to the spring by opening it up and heating it in an oven for a couple of hours.
I'm curious as to how much the St Andrew weighs, it is the largest of the lightweight series so I guess not as much as a St John.

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Aluminum

The reel foot is aluminum. It wouldn't have been bad if they hadn't taken pliers and tried to do a straightening job on it. The St. John was part of the lightweight series also. The St. Andrew is larger and has a brass line guard also. It weighs a lot more than the St. John. Rob
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