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Limited to only 150 Reels, This is number 66.
Introducing the limited edition Hotspur Cascapedia reel. The result of a unique collaboration with the Duke of Northumberland to celebrate the 950th anniversary of the Percy Family.The reel blends Hardy's iconic design with a modern superlative disc drag system and an audible clicker to give the classic Cascapedia sound.
This was the first-time Hardy have ever released a 001 numbered reel to the public which sold at auction for £55.000. A portion of all sales of the remaining 149 reels will be given to The Atlantic Salmon Trust.
William de Percy, a descendant of Viking raiders, left Normandy with William the Conqueror and started a dynasty in the north of England. In 1309 his descendants bought Alnwick Castle and, 708 years later, Percy’s continue to live there and play a major role in the town of Alnwick where in 1837 the Hardy Brothers set up their now world famous fishing rod and tackle manufacturing business. Since then, Hardy's have played an equally important role in Alnwick as well.
The present head of the Percy family, the 12th Duke of Northumberland, a keen angler, teamed up with Hardy's to help design a very special Limited Edition fly reel to commemorate the Percy's 950th Anniversary. Aptly named after Harry 'Hotspur', Alnwick's great medieval hero, the reel frame is based on the iconic original Cascapedia design of 1930-31. It features a superlative fully functioning drag system and a resonating classic click check sound. Decorated with the lion crest and colours of the Percy family, these new Hotspur Cascapedias wer made in the Hardy factory in Alnwick. The reel sits protected in a full leather hard reel case made exclusively by Pringle of Scotland, encased commemorative outer presentation box. As a final homage to the Percy family, Hardy have included 6 hand tied “Hotspur” Salmon flies bearing the colours of the famous knight, designed, developed (and tested) by the Duke of Northumberland’s North Tyne ghillie, Mr Gerald Binovec.
Included In The Box:
Size 10/11# the Hotspur Cascapedia reel features a brushed gold anodized cage and drum.The drag wheel will feature the Percy Coat of Arms, a prancing lion, blue on gold.Badges to the outer will feature production number, fin and fly logo and reel makers mark (P Lundy).Reels will be protected in rigid leather stud/slit closure case with debossed Percy Coat of ArmsEach reel is packaged in a premium presentation box.The presentation box includes an inner tray box with 6 hand tied “Hotspur” flies designed by The Duke of Northumberlands own Ghillie, Gerald Binovec,