Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Google Watch: Internet's Most Expensive Fly Reel


According to Google's Shopping search the award for most expensive fly fishing reel goes to the Hardy Zane Ti Saltwater Fly Fishing Reel available for purchase from StreamsideFlyFishing.com for the paltry sum of $9,700. Don't worry, for that price they will include free line, backing, and fly rod.

The design and the features of the Zane Ti are shared with the Zane and they are exceptional. It’s in the Letters Ti, though, wherein lies the difference. Consider this. The creation of the highest grade aluminium reels demands around six minutes of engineering on today’s machines. With a titanium reel, this process takes six whole days to hand craft one reel. The result is a stronger, lighter reel totally impervious to corrosion.

Hardy only makes six of these reels each month and they are hand polished by the Hardy Girl herself. We would be pleased to review one if they feel the urge to send it. We mean the reel not the girl...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have been fly fishing for sometime now and I never came across a fly reel that was priced like that. Unbelivable.

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Ray said...

Any chance of a pair of
His and Hers ...

Some guys will do anything to have their very own.

Dan said...

Sorry, lighter than the aluminium version? I don't think so, considering Titanium weighs a lot more than aluminium...

Also, if you want one, now's the time to buy as word on the street is that these beauties are going up 10% from the November this year.

KBarton10 said...

I think it may well be a better investment than a T-Bill or CD.

... for that price I'd have to sleep with it.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, lighter than the aluminium version? I don't think so, considering Titanium weighs a lot more than aluminium...

haha srry titanium is wayyy loghter than aluminum buddy
no offense

Bill said...

Sorry anonymous, titanium weighs more. Example. 3" dia round
Titanium = 13.8 lbs
Aluminum = 8.2 lbs
I sell both items by the lb so I am knowledgeable.

Anonymous said...

Check out LH designs for more expensive reels....

Anonymous said...

Yes Titanium has a greater density thus weighing "More" in your 3" dia round, But it is much stronger thus able to use less material, so much less that it is used in ultralight products because so little is needed to retain the same strength. So by definition it may be "heavier" but a lot less is required to do the same job, thus a hell of a lot lighter. Strength of materials mean more than density.