Assisted Spool Release (ASR) for fast and easy spool changes
The easy-to-use spool release actively frees the spool with just the turn of a knob. The Hardy® Ultralite® ASR system features a fast, easy-to-use spool release that actively frees the spool at the turn of a knob. To replace the spool simply slide it back in place and reverse the knob. No tools or working surface is required during the exchange. Cartridges on the spool are easily changed by flicking a switch and replacing with a simple push fit. Each cartridge can be clearly marked for line identification with the fly line ID system. MSRP starts at 299.00.
With the new Hardy® Ultralite® ASR (Assisted Spool Release) large arbor fly reel it is now faster and easier than ever to adapt to changing conditions. The Ultralight ASR’s spring loaded cassette ejection system enables the angler to change a fly line in seconds. The lightweight polycarbonate cassettes allow multiple lines to be carried on the water to adjust when the hatch tapers off and going deep is the only option.
The heavily ported, lightweight reels are ideal for the challenges of multiple-situation fly fishing. The body is constructed with 6061 bar stock aluminum for lightweight durability and the spool built from a high impact composite. The 340-degree disc drag includes a multi-pad system with color-coded reference for easy tracking of the drag setting. The drag setting can be identified with a simple glance as the red dots on the drag knob clearly indicate a stronger drag and lighter drag settings are indicated by green. The drag can be configured from zero to maximum in just one turn of the knob.
Features of the Hardy Ultralite ASR Fly Reel:
- Bar stock 6061 main construction
- High impact composite spool
- Unique ASR spool system
- Line ID system
- Multi pad, colour-coded 340 degree disc drag
- Heavily ported lightweight design
- Full size range
- Supplied with two additional spare spools and case