Hardy LRH Lightweight reel

No I have not been splashing the cash and buying fancy reels!

LRH on my XF2 rod

LRH on my XF2 rod

I have a Hardy LRH lightweight as my river fishing reel, as its so light and small- an ideal match for my Greys Streamflex XF2 plus and its 4# line. It was the reel I bought along with the Dicksons rod over 30 years ago for my Dad so its hardly new though, it is in pretty good nick and certainly does not look its years. Admittedly the case is getting a bit tatty as the plastic is perishing with age.

 

 

Hanak Superlight
  • Hanak Superlight 34

    I was after a new reel to go with my Hanak Czech Nymph Champion 4 in 1 rod and Sunray World Championship Nymph line and after looking at a few alternatives settled on this new reel from Hanak. In particular it had to meet three criteria.

    Large Arbor
    Light as possible
    Black or no shine finish
    The Hanak reel satisfies on all these points. It’s a simple reel with left and right wind possibilities, is feather light, and yet actually manages to pack a drag into its minuscule frame. Read More about “Hanak Superlight 34”

  • So what to say about the reel. Its a traditional full depth reel- no large arbors here so the line coils up pretty tight on the aluminium spool. It’s quite a small reel but due to the reel depth takes a good amount of backing beneath a 4# line. The LRH indicator tells you it can be set up for both left and right hand wind as suits you and thats about it. You wind it one way and it gathers line in, wind it the other and it lets line out! No drag, or fancy extras, just a nice click rachet and otherwise  it does it exactly what it says on the tin, no more no less, but with lovely build quality and miniscule weight. Whats amazing is you can still buy these after all these years!

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