Hardy Ultralite MA DD Fly Reel
Modern-day fly anglers are using bigger lines that take up a lot of space on the fly reel these days. From thick double tapers to heavy, weight forward lines, each reducing the amount of space for backing. However, with the Hardy Ultralite MA DD Fly Reel, you no longer need to compromise.
MA DD stands for "Mid Arbor Disk Drag," and solves a lot of those fly line woes. The Ultralight is made from bar stock 6061 aluminium and features an industrial design with two-tone anodising. It is available for a three weight fly line right through to a ten or eleven weight, so it covers a lot of fishing situations. The smaller three weight is excellent for small rivers and very light Stillwater use, whereas the size eight is perfect for those big heavy fly lines, casting big weighted flies in windy conditions. And don't forget the ten or eleven for Salmon fishing. For example, if you were fishing on the Tay, Spey, Dee or Tweed, the MA DD will take any size of Spey line or shooting head kit, including backing!
One of the superb features of the Ultralite MA DD is the simple to use, spool off mechanism. To remove the spool, all you do is unscrew the front of the spool, and remove the spool - it's that simple. No loose parts to worry about, therefore no fussing about the boat of bankside looking for nuts, screws or washers.
If you prefer left or right-hand wind, this reel makes the process for changing very easy. All you do is remove the spool as described, remove the bronze lock and nut, and flip a one-way bearing over. It's that simple.
The reel is very compact, very light and powerful and features a multi-carbon brake system. This creates a very smooth, but powerful, pressure on the spool to help you fight those hard-fighting fish with great efficiency. Other important features of the drag system include a full regulatory click adjuster that operates at around 340 degrees so you can go from minimal to maximum drag in one full turn. Additionally, there are colour indents that let you reference where the drag setting is when you are fighting a fish.
Whatever type of fly fishing you do, there is an Ultralite MA DD reel to suit. Whether it's Pike, Trout, Rainbow Trout, Sea Trout or Salmon fishing, The Ultralite will make life a lot easier. And with it being a mid-arbor, it has been designed especially for anglers who like the comfort of an extra reserve of backing or the extra capacity needed to fit speciality fly lines.
It not only looks stunning, but it's also convenient and will balance well with most good quality fly rods. It is very light, so in combination with a light fly rod, there will be significantly less stress on the casting arm - especially if you fish all day without a break. Overall, the MADD is an outstanding, dependable fly reel. It is great value for money and guaranteed to give you years of reliable use.
- Bar stock 6061
- Two tone anodising
- 360 degree colour coded drag
- Captive spool release
- Mid arbor design for high line capacity
- Swap from left to right hand wind
- Multi carbon disc drag system
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