Hardy’s Ultralite ASR is an assisted spool release reel for easy line changes on the water. The ultimate cassette system features a spool that’s lightweight and durable and a frame that combines durability and functionality. If you’re an angler who changes lines on the water, this reel is one of the best options on the market. Plus, it has a fully sealed drag system for complete saltwater protection and exceptional performance in any environment. This is one of the most user-friendly fly reels on the market.
Hybrid Reel Design - Hardy set out to make the lightest possible fly reel for everything from light freshwater angling to heavy-duty saltwater angling. The Ultralite ASR features a hybrid high impact composite cassette spool and a bar stock 6061 frame with a fully sealed disc drag system for performance and decreased weight. The reel also has a large arbor for increased retrieval rates and plenty of line capacity.
Type II Anodized Finish - The anodized finish on the frame of the Ultralite ASR is rigid and strong to preserve the structure of the reel and to increase durability. Type II anodizing holds up well to dings and scrapes. It also protects the reel from harsh weather conditions and ensures high performance for the lifetime of the reel.
High Impact Composites/ Aluminum - The Ultralite ASR features a hybrid cassette spool made with high impact composites and an aluminum frame. The reel’s cassette spool decreases overall reel weight without sacrificing structural integrity. The combination of these materials makes the Ultralite ASR one of the lightest saltwater reels on the market.
Type - The Ultralite ASR is built on a disc drag system. Disc drags offer strong fish-stopping abilities and easy drag adjustability. This particular drag is sized perfectly to fit any freshwater or saltwater angler’s needs without adding too much weight to the reel.
Materials - The disc drag on the Ultralite ASR is made with carbon fiber composite materials. Hardy has utilized carbon composites to keep the drag system lightweight without sacrificing strength or longevity.
Large Arbor - The large arbor design of the Ultralite ASR allows anglers to pick line up quickly and efficiently. Line pickup is important when fighting freshwater and saltwater fish and the Ultralite ASR is designed to help you land fish quicker.
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: Allwater
Arbor Size: Large