Hardy Bougle 110th Anniversary Limited Edition Fly Reel

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  • LIMITED EDITION BOUGLÉ REEL

    Limited Edition fly reels, handbuilt in Alnwick, England in a run of 110 numbered reels - to commemorate 110 years since production of the first Bouglé reel.

    Louis Bouglé

    In the early 1900s, Hardy's were approached by an extraordinarily flamboyant Frenchman, at that time almost unknown in England, whose name would become familiar to two generations of the firm's customers and would echo down even to our own time. His name was Louis Bouglé, and although he was well-known on the French tournament casting circuit, he only would only become famous in Britain after 1903, when William, John James, and Forster Hardy took him at his word and modified the Perfect reel to the Frenchman's exacting specifications.

    Bouglé may have been eccentric, but he was an exceptionally skilled angler and his reputation was enough for the Hardy's to take a standard Perfect frame and patiently file it down to produce a lightweight variant. The new reel had an eye-catching design, with raised pillars and while it was unmistakably a Perfect, it was a very special one.

    The very first Bouglé was a 3" reel listed in the 1903 catalogue, in which a note by William Hardy indicates that a 3¼" version was in the pipeline - the two sizes were listed right up to the outbreak of war in 1939.

    The 1912 Pattern Check

    The model presented here is the first ever 3 ¼ inch Bouglé to feature the prized 1912 check.

    The 1912 pattern check is thought by many to be the most attractive of all the many different styles of check fitted to the Perfect reel, although the reason for its introduction was probably because owners had experienced trouble with the early mechanisms jamming in use. The new check introduced a 'floating' pawl, connected via a spring to a brass lever. As you can see from the artwork, a twist of the regulator was all that was needed to set the drag using this remarkably elegant mechanism.

    • Designed, developed and manufactured by Hardy Bros. in Alnwick, England
    • Limited Edition of 110 - to celebrate 110 years of Bouglé manufacture
    • Hand-assembled and inspected by Hardy Bros. master reel makers
    • Features the prized Hardy Bros. '1912' check system
    • Ivorine type handle
    • 6061 aluminium bar stock construction
    • Polished 'Pearl Silver' anodised finish
    • 'Rolling' line guard pillar
    • Hardy Bros. block leather horseshoe reel case
    • Supplied with commemorative limited edition collectors 'Bouglé anniversary' medallion
    • Available as either left or right hand wind.

    Capacity with 20# backing - DT4+55M / WF5+60M / WF6+40M
    RIGHT hand retrieve only.
    Like new condition! Never used.

  • Shipping:

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    Domestic Shipping - USA

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    USPS Priority Mail
    $50 – $99.99 $9
    USPS Priority Mail
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    USPS Priority Mail
    $200 – $299.99 $18
    USPS Priority Mail
    $300 – $499.99 $22
    USPS Priority Mail $500 – $749.99 $30
    USPS Priority Mail $750 – $1,249.99 $38
    USPS Priority Mail $1,250 – $1,749.99 $45
    USPS Priority Mail $1,750 – $2,499.99 $52
    USPS Priority Mail $2,500 – $3,499.99 $70
    USPS Priority Mail $3,500 – $4,999.99 $100
    USPS Priority Mail $5,000 and up $150

     

    International Shipping - Canada

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    USPS Priority Mail $0 - $1,000 $50
    USPS Express Mail $0 - $599.99 $65
    USPS Express Mail $600 – $999.99 $75
    USPS Express Mail $1,000 – $1,499.99 $80
    USPS Express Mail $1,500 – $1,999.99 $85
    USPS Express Mail $2,000 – $3,499.99 $100
    USPS Express Mail $3,500 – $4,999.99 $120
    USPS Express Mail $5,000 and up $175

     

    International Shipping - Japan

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    USPS First Class (only available for reels and other small packages) $0 – $400 $35
    USPS Priority Mail International (6-10 days) $0 – $999.99 $68
    USPS Express Mail International $0 – $999.99 $100
    USPS Express Mail International $1,000 – $1,799.99 $110
    USPS Express Mail International $1,800 – $2,999.99 $135
    USPS Express Mail International
    $3,000 – $4,999.99 $150
    USPS Express Mail International
    $5,000.00 and up $175

     

    International Shipping - Rest of World

    Shipping
    Item Value 
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    USPS First Class (for reels and other small packages only) $0 – $400 $30
    USPS Priority Mail International (6-10 days) $0 – $999.99 $60
    USPS Express Mail International $0 – $499.99 $80
    USPS Express Mail International $500 – $999.99 $90
    USPS Express Mail International $1,000 – $1,799.99 $100
    USPS Express Mail International $1,800 – $2,999.99 $115
    USPS Express Mail International $3,000 – $4,999.99 $150
    USPS Express Mail International
    $5,000.00 and up $175

    Returns:

    All items come with a  3-day inspection period during which they can be returned to us for a full refund (provided that they are in the same condition in which they left our shop). Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. If an item is returned, we will issue a refund within 10 days. Refunds will be either administered by providing a check or, when possible, by canceling a credit card purchase.

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    Please note that any international customs duties (such as VAT, etc.) are the responsibility of the buyer. Massachusetts residents must pay a 6.25% sales tax on all purchases.

     

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