The EFTTEX jury in summer 2018 couldn’t resist awarding this excellent new Hardy reel with the 'Best Reel Award' for a good reason: this flagship reel shines with excellent looks, craftsmanship and performance. Each HBX has to go through a thorough quality check before leaving the wharf to ensure perfect performance! When a trusted, traditional company like Hardy translates modern design and innovative technology into a reel it’s simply difficult to walk pass!
When designing the HBX reel Hardy didn’t leave out a single scenario that could make this premium reel stumble. The freshwater models FWS are machined from one piece of 6061 aluminum and feature a super reliable Linear Rulon disc drag system ensuring smooth startups at the entire drag range that can be conveniently adjusted via a large, handy knob.
The larger All Water Series reels (AWS) are equipped with a stronger drag system that with a maximum capacity of 15lbs hits quite a mark compared to other premium reel manufacturers. In practice this translates into worry free fishing for large and strong fish like bonefish, permit, GT and tarpon – a closed drag means a closed drag, easy as that! At the same time these large and strong reels are ideally suited for salmon- and steelhead fishing too, especially since the closed reel cage ensures thin running lines can’t slip through.
A strong drag with super smooth startup inertia, innovative design and a closed cage made in England: the HBX is not only a pretty addition to any modern fly rod but a technically advanced piece of kit that is hard to fault in both fresh- and saltwater.
- Modern large arbor reel
- Machined from 6061 Aluminum
- Strong drag with smooth startup at the whole range
- Big drag knob for convenient adjustments
- Washable drag system for easy maintenance and longevity when fishing saltwater
- Made in England
||WF 5 + 75 m||90 mm||148 g|
||WF 6 + 75 m||96 mm||158 g|
||WF 8 + 120 m||102 mm||242 g|
|AWS 9/10||WF 10 + 150 m||108 mm||316 g|
|AWS 10/11||WF 11 + 200 m||115 mm||345 g|