#TBT Hardy Bougle

#TBT Hardy Bougle

Throwback Tuesday with Jim Arkin’s Hardy Bougle.

He loves this reel. And had it by his side fishing the Mo for nearly 20 years.

Happy Thursday. What is your favorite reel?

#TBT Hardy Bougle
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  • Pflueger Medalist. Wide spool.

  • Teton Tioga – almost 20 yrs old and still whipping chrome and trout, smallies! Classic cool look too. Drag is still very good.

  • Yesterday while fishing a well traveled section of the Gallatin I found a Lamson liquid reel attached to the butt section of an echo rod. It’s got a cool patina from spending at least one full season bouncing around the bottom before being deposited for me to find. Currently my new favorite!

  • Grant McClintock
    July 11, 2021 9:20 am

    Hardy St George. A sentimental, not functional, favorite. Jack Hemingway gave it to me. He said it was the prettiest sounding reel he had ever own, and he had owned hundreds over a long lifetime of fishing.

  • Scientific Anglers System 5 reel made by Hardy in England. I have fished this reel hard since the early 70’s (almost 50 years). just got it back from Archuleta’s Reel Works. Bill did a great job removing end play and repairing a dent in my extra spool

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