In 2001, the respected Hardy reel collector and acknowledged expert, the late Mr. Ted Evans and his son, David, produced a series of 5 video tapes outlining the history and evolution of many of Hardy Brothers' famous reels.
In 2011, Brian Taylor was privileged and honoured to have worked with Ted and David to transfer these tapes to DVD.
The 5 videos are now contained on a 2 DVD set. They did some minimal quality enhancement of the data and edited out unwanted introductions and adverts. None of the important reel information has been removed.
Among the numerous reels analyzed are the Perfect, St George, Silex, Uniqua, St John, Altex, Elarex etc. - also included are much rarer reels such as the Tuna, Taupo, Eddystone, White-Wickham etc.
The original tapes were designated as follows –
Perfect Fly Reels 1 & 2.
Fly Fishing Reels
Big Game and Sea Fishing Reels.
On the new DVD set, these were condensed into the following:
DVD 1 contains Perfect Fly Reels 1 and 2
As well as detailing the time line and evolution of many collectable Hardy reels, Ted discusses and shows some of the rarer examples. Where else will you be able to see 'How to take apart a Hardy White-Wickham'? Or 'What a cased 8 1/2" Zane Grey looks like'.
This is a must-have resource for any Hardy Collector or simply anyone in the market for a Hardy reel.
Approx. 4 hours running time.