One of Hardy’s traditional click-and-pawl reels, the Marquis LWT is made for the avid two-handed angler or the small water trout angler who prefers an old-fashioned fly reel. This reel is a remodel of the classic Hardy Marquis with numerous improvements including increased porting, an indented regulator button, and much more. This reel is a true work of craftsmanship and art, made by a company with tons of tradition and heritage.
Classic Aesthetics - The Marquis LWT was designed to be a classic reel. With traditional reel features including a click-and-pawl drag, an old-fashioned reel handle, and a traditional arbor size, this reel is geared toward the angler who prefers a classic aesthetic. Beautiful craftsmanship and parts that are hand-made make this reel a true work of art.
CNC Machined, Anodized Finish - The Marquis LWT is first machined then hand-polished and anodized for increased durability. Anodizing finishes the bar stock aluminum in a durable finish and holds up well when dropped or dinged. Anodizing is used on many fly reels today for its protective coat.
Bar Stock 6061 Aluminum - The Marquis LWT is forged from bar stock 6061 aluminum for a lightweight, rugged design that holds up to anything the angler throws at it. The vented porting on this reel is done intelligently to decrease overall reel weight without decreasing durability. Bar stock aluminum is popular in the fly fishing industry because of its strong, resilient nature.
Type - The Marquis LWT has a traditional click-check drag mechanism. This click-drag contributes to the reel’s classic aesthetics and traditional functionality. This drag system isn’t going to stop the largest fish in the ocean, but it’s a beautifully sounding reel for freshwater applications.
Materials - The click-check drag system on the Marquis LWT is made with titanium materials and features a hollow recessed stainless steel spindle. The drag system is simple and easy to clean but remains durable for the life of the reel.
Traditional Arbor - The Marquis LWT has a traditional arbor, much different than many contemporary fly reels. This traditional arbor allows anglers to add backing or running line to the reel without worrying about overfilling it. The reel’s traditional arbor also accommodates thicker Spey and Switch fly lines for increased two-handed performance.
Hardy Limited Warranty - As of September 2019, Hardy warrants that their reels will be free from material defects in design, material, and workmanship for a period of 5 years from the date on which it was originally purchased. The warranty, like many others, doesn’t cover damage from misuse, negligence, or wear and tear. Hardy does repair reels. The service fee is $35 plus replacement parts for repair.
Best for: Freshwater
Arbor Size: Traditional
|Reel Model||Diameter||Weight||Arbor Size||Drag Type||Capacity||Line Weight||Color||Price|
|2/3||3.16 oz.||Click Check||WF3+22 (20lb Dacron)||2||Gunmetal||$375.00|
|7||4.62 oz.||Click Check||WF7+67 (30lb Dacron)||7||Gunmetal||$425.00|
|5/8 LW||3.76 oz.||Click Check||WF5+40 (20lb Dacron)||5||Gunmetal||$395.00|
|Salmon No. 1||8.11 oz.||Click Check||WF10+170 (30lb Dacron)||10||Gunmetal||$450.00|
|Salmon No. 2||9.3 oz.||Click Check||WF11+280 (30lb Dacron)||11||Gunmetal||$495.00|
|Salmon No. 3||9.9 oz.||Click Check||WF12+400 (30Lb Dacron)||12||Gunmetal||$495.00|