The 150th anniversary reel features the best of Saint George design, in a modern package that plays homage to the past. It features the company’s 1912 check mechanism which had been carefully designed to eliminate jams. This new, limited edition is released 110 years after this iconic reel was designed, and 150 years after William Hardy founded the company that made it. Limited to only 150 reels it sold out immediately and is sure to join the long list of collectible reels from Hardy.
This 3″ size St. George would be perfect for a 4 or 5 weight line and backing. If you chose a double taper line you would get less backing than if you chose a weight forward line but the 3″ St. George will accommodate both. This reel would also take a 3 weight line with extra backing or even a WF-6-F with less backing if desired. When the St. George was originally manufactured in the early 1900’s, lines were made from silk and there was no such thing as backing.
With its smooth satin spitfire silver finish, gold accents, and red agate line guard, this reel will definitely be catching as many eyes as it does fish!
Left Hand Wind ONLY. Includes original packaging, exquisite leather case, and Hardy 150 year booklet.
Made in Alnwick, England.