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I have no idea where I got this. I found it among some old files on a disk from 2005. I thought some folks that use this forum might enjoy it.
If anyone has the South African Surf Reel could you please post a picture of it?

HARDY REEL NAMES
• Alma Big Game Reel (1925 - 1927)
• Alta Fly Reel (1927 - 1939)
• Altex No. 1 Fixed Spool (1932 -1966)
• Altex No. 2 Fixed Spool (1932 - 1966)
• Altex No. 3 Fixed Spool (1935 - 1963)
• Altex Sea Fixed Spool (1937 - 1959)
• Barton Dry Fly Reel (1935 - 1939)
• Birmingham Aluminum Platewind Reel (1884 - circa 1894)
• Bougle (1903 - circa 1940)
• Brass Bronzed Crankwound Pattern (Circa 1880 - Circa 1920)
• Brass Bronzed Platewind Pattern (Circa 1880 - Circa 1920)
• Brass Raised Pillars Crankwound Pattern (Circa 1873 - Circa 1880)
• Brass/Black Ebonite Platewind Pattern (1886 - 1896)
• Brass/Orange Ivorine Platewind Pattern (circa 1891 - circa 1891)
• Bronzed Crank (1880 - 1909)
• Cascapedia Dural ( 1937 - 1939)
• Cascapedia Ebonite (1932 - 1936)
• Cascapedia Mk (1-500 Numbered) (cira 2000 - 2003)
• Combined Fly & Spinning Reel (1894 - circa 1897)
• Conquest (1955-1966)
• Coquet Sea Reel ( (1911 - 1921)
• Davy Fly Reel (1930 - 1939)
• Decantelle Bait Casting (1932 - 1950)
• Ebona Longstone (1904 - 1916)
• Ebona Megstone (1904 - 1916)
• Eddystone (1964 - 1967)
• Elarex Multiplier (1939 - 1964)
• Eureka (1913 - 1955)
• Exalta Fixed Spool Reel (1958 - 1965)
• Farne - Silex Action (1898 - 1901)
• Farne - Ventilated Pattern ( 1902 - 1903)
• Farne -Aluminum Sea Reel (1896 -1897)
• Farne Ebona - with Silex No. 1 Action (1904 - 1910)
• Farne Ebona - with Silex No. 2 Action (1911 - 1913)
• Farne Ebona New Patent Ocean (1904 -1910)
• Farne Improved (1914 - 1939)
• Farnestone (circa 1930s)
• Featherweight Lightweight (1960 - current)
• Ferres Reel (1925 - 1932)
• Field (1895 - 1907)
• Filey (1925 - 1939)
• Fin de Lange (1934 - 1939)
• Flyweight Lightweight (1951 - current)
• Fortuna - For "Tuna" (1921 - 1966)
• Fortuna Fly Reel (1924 - 1939)
• Gem - Saltwater (2002- current)
• Gem Mk 1 (1961 - 1969)
• Golden Prince (1984 - circa 1997)
• Hardex Fixed Spool (1937 - 1959)
• Hercules (1896 - 1904)
• Hercules 1887 Bronzed Brass Platewind Pattern (circa 1887 - 1903)
• Hercules 1890 Aluminum Platewind Pattern (circa 1894 - circa 1894)
• Hercules Brass/Nickel plate Platewind Pattern (circa 1886 - 1887)
• Hercules Sterling Special Order (1888 - 1890)
• Hydra (1965 - 1967)
• JLH Ultralite (1990 - 2003)
• Jock Scott (1938 - 1952)
• Jock Scott Multiplier (1938 - 1952)
• Lightweight Fly Reel (1936 - 1964)
• Longstone - Gen. Harrison's Pattern (1927 - 1937)
• Longstone - Mr. Mallet's Pattern (1927 - 1937)
• Longstone - Wood Pattern ( 1917 - 1920)
• Longstone (1923 - 1995/2003 - current)
• Longstone 1921 Pattern (1921)
• LRH Lightweight (1951 - current)
• Mallochs Side Casting Reel (circa 1886 - 1891)
• Mallochs Sun & Planet Reel (circa 1882 circa 1885)
• Marquis (1970 - 1999)
• Match Fishers Reel (1937 - 1939)
• Megstone - Wood Pattern ( 1917 - 1927)
• Natal (1923 - 1948)
• New Brunswick (1935 - 1938)
• New Brunswick Mk #1-500 (2002 - 2003)
• Nottingham (1885 - 1921)
• Nottingham Sea Reel (1888 - circa 1893)
• Nottingham with Silex Action (1898 - 1921)
• Nottingham Silex 1912 Pattern (1912 - circa 1921)
• Ocean - Aluminum Ventilated Pattern (1902 - 1903)
• Ocean - Improved (1911 - 1911)
• Ocean First Pattern (1894 - circa 1896)
• Ocean Fourth Pattern - Plain Model (1898 - circ 1900)
• Ocean Improved Pattern - 2nd with Silex Action (1902 - 1903)
• Ocean Prince (circa 1985-1995)
• Ocean Second Pattern (1896 - 1897)
• Ocean Third Pattern with Silex Action (1897 - 1910)
• Perfect - Brass Faced (1889 - 1910)
• Perfect - Contracted (1899 - 1917)
• Perfect - Contracted with Line Roller (1909 - 1910)
• Perfect - Mk I (1917 - 1921)
• Perfect - Mk II (1921 - 1967)
• Perfect - Silent Model reintroduced Second Pattern (1931 - circa 1939)
• Perfect - The Special (1905 - circa 1940)
• Perfect (1890-1967/ 1976 - 1995)
• Pomeroy - West India Tarpon Reel (1909 - 1913)
• Poole - Combination Rod and Friction Driven Reel ( 1913 - 1913)
• President Reel (1934)
• Prince (1984 - circa 1997)
• Princess (1953 - 2003)
• Rhodesian Reel (1931)
• Ryders Registered Central Balance Reel (circa 1886 - 1891)
• Sea Silex (1914 - 1959)
• Silent Check Perfect - First Pattern ( 1908 - 1910)
• Silex (1972 - 1996)
• Silex Dunne No. 2 Frameless Pattern (circa 1923)
• Silex Frameless Pattern (circa 1905)
• Silex J.J. Hardy (1924 - 1928)
• Silex Jewel (1954 - 1959)
• Silex Major (1923 - 1952)
• Silex Minor (1923 - 1923)
• Silex Multiplier ( 1924 - 1937)
• Silex Multiplyer "E. W." Level Wind (circa 1928)
• Silex No. 1 (1897 - 1910)
• Silex No. 2 (1911 - 1922)
• Silex No. 2 with Silent Wind (1911 - 1922)
• Silex Rex Multiplier (1935 - 1937)
• Silex Superba (1960 - 1971)
• Silex with Trailing Break (circa 1921)
• South African Surf Reel (1931 - 1948)
• Sovereign 2000 (1999 - 2001)
• Sovereign Golden (1990 - 1997)
• St. Aidan Lightweight (1964 - 2003)
• St. Andrew Lightweight (1961 - 1964)
• St. George (1911 - 1983/2003)
• St. George Jr. (1928 - 1963/2001 - 2003)
• St. George Multiplier (1927 - 1939)
• St. George Salmon (1920 - 1924)
• St. George Silent Check (1920 - 1934)
• St. George Trout with Silent Check (1920 - 1926)
• St. John (1923 -1990/2003)
• Sunbeam (1924 - 1957)
• Super Silex (1928 - 1953)
• Super Silex Dunne (circa 1929)
• Super Silex Multiplier (1930 - 1939)
• Tarpon Multiplying Reel (1896 -1896)
• The Fly Reel (1940 - 1948)
• Tournament 1931 1st Pattern (1931 - 1934)
• Tournament 1931 2nd Pattern (1935)
• Trade Fly Reels (1940 - circa 1945)
• Triumph Casting Reel (1923 - 1928)
• Triumph Centrepin Reel (1936 - 1951)
• Triumph with Silex Check Pattern (circa 1923 -1927)
• U.S.A. (1922 - 1923)
• Uniqua - Brass Drum Pattern (1903)
• Uniqua (1903 - 1959)
• Uniqua Salmon (1909 - 1959)
• Viscount 150 Mk 1 (1969 - 1978)
• Wallis (1932 - 1939)
• White - Wickham Big Game Reel ( 1934 - 1937)
• Zane Grey Big Game (1928 - 1957)
• Zenith Lightweight (1960 - 2003)
 

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A quick check shows many missing models while many models are expanded with variations... for example the Husky is the same as a Zenith but with a silent check. And the Marquis series has a bunch of varieties in its range including fairly rare silent checks. And I have a Flyweight and a Golden Flyweight...

But the real story with this excellent post is the fact I "need" more Hardys! 35 or so simply is not enough! ;)
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Certainly Hardy has covered all flyfishing type reels. There is no other, there is no competition. Hardy's list, whatever it is, surpasses all others by centuries, the attraction and history are obvious, there is only one and it's Hardy.
 

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Certainly Hardy has covered all flyfishing type reels. There is no other, there is no competition. Hardy's list, whatever it is, surpasses all others by centuries, the attraction and history are obvious, there is only one and it's Hardy.
True. I don't collect, but I can't help noticing that I have nearly 30 Hardys, bought over a period of 30 years.😊
 

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Does anybody know what the St. John is named after. There is the Saint John river in New Brunswick where I live, a once famous Atlantic salmon river now ruined by dams. There is the St. Jean in Quebec which in english is pronounced St. John. I assume the Cascapedia is named after the Cascapedia river in Quebec.

Just wondering if anybody knows.
 

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Does anybody know what the St. John is named after. There is the Saint John river in New Brunswick where I live, a once famous Atlantic salmon river now ruined by dams. There is the St. Jean in Quebec which in english is pronounced St. John. I assume the Cascapedia is named after the Cascapedia river in Quebec.

Just wondering if anybody knows.
I would also assume it is the St. John River of New Brunswick. There is a smaller St. John salmon river on the North Shore of the Saint Lawrence, but I doubt it is that.

From time to time Hardy also made essentially the same or similar reels under different names. For instance they made a special limited run of #1 Marquis Salmon Reels that they named after some of the Canadian salmon rivers. I bought one called the Miramichi at WWDoak in NB and have caught a lot of salmon on it. They also made the same reel as the Margaree - famous Nova Scotian river - and I think there were also manufacturing runs of the same reel design for two other rivers but don't remember.

I used to be a real devotee of their reels, but with the ownership and manufacturing location changes Hardy has lost a lot of its luster for me. I bought one of the first Asian made Cascapedias and it was replaced twice. The drag settings are still highly variable depending on temperature. I've since purchased two other English-made Cascapedias on e-bay and love them very much. If I had to admit it, though, I think anyone would be a lot better off salmon fishing with a good new large arbor design. I've got a couple of English-made Angels too, speaking of newer designs, and they are great, but no better than any of a dozen other more commonly available reels that are also half the weight and less complicated in design.
 

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Miramichi, I too had one of the Miramichi Marquis models but have since sold it. I see that there was a New Brunswick model made in the 30's, I wonder what that was?
 

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I would also assume it is the St. John River of New Brunswick. There is a smaller St. John salmon river on the North Shore of the Saint Lawrence, but I doubt it is that.

From time to time Hardy also made essentially the same or similar reels under different names. For instance they made a special limited run of #1 Marquis Salmon Reels that they named after some of the Canadian salmon rivers. I bought one called the Miramichi at WWDoak in NB and have caught a lot of salmon on it. They also made the same reel as the Margaree - famous Nova Scotian river - and I think there were also manufacturing runs of the same reel design for two other rivers but don't remember.

I used to be a real devotee of their reels, but with the ownership and manufacturing location changes Hardy has lost a lot of its luster for me. I bought one of the first Asian made Cascapedias and it was replaced twice. The drag settings are still highly variable depending on temperature. I've since purchased two other English-made Cascapedias on e-bay and love them very much. If I had to admit it, though, I think anyone would be a lot better off salmon fishing with a good new large arbor design. I've got a couple of English-made Angels too, speaking of newer designs, and they are great, but no better than any of a dozen other more commonly available reels that are also half the weight and less complicated in design.
It's the Humber model of the three and as you may know - a limited edition to 500 each of the three.

Others are the Pall-Mall Centenary Reels. Quite a few commemorative editions also.
 
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