Hardy Fortuna Regent Fly Reel Takes Top ICAST Honour


Amid tough competition the Hardy Fortuna Regent saltwater fly reel captures prestigious Best Fly Fishing Reel and Accessory Award at ICAST 2022.

Already highly regarded by fly anglers worldwide, iconic fly-fishing brand Hardy Fly Fishing made a huge splash this week at ICAST 2022 when the innovative Hardy Fortuna Regent Reel won the top award for Best in Category for Fly Reel and Accessories in the event’s New Product Showcase.



Built to perform flawlessly under the most demanding saltwater conditions, the Hardy Fortuna Regent was designed to deliver effortless control and power when the angler needs it the most. With up to 22 pounds of drag and a wide arbour that picks up 14-1/2 inches of drag in a single rotation, anglers can fight big fish without missing a beat.

“Winning an ICAST Award validates the hard work, planning, research and development that goes into creating a great fly reel,” said Jim Murphy, Director of Fly Fishing for Hardy. “The iconic Hardy brand, celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, holds this honor in high esteem.”

The Fortuna Regent reel is a high-performance saltwater reel with an ultra large arbour design that picks up 14-1/2 inches of line with one rotation. It has a carbon fibre multi-pad disc drag system and a narrow spool profile. The Hardy Fortuna Regent starts at $750.00 and is available in two color options. It will be available in late December.

To learn more about the Hardy Fortuna Regent Reel and other new products from Hardy, click here.


About Pure Fishing 
Pure Fishing, Inc. is a leading global provider of fishing tackle, lures, rods and reels with a portfolio of brands that includes Abu Garcia®, All Star®, Berkley®, Fenwick®, Fin-Nor®, Frabill®, Greys®, Hardy®, Hodgman®, Johnson®, JRC®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Pflueger®, Plano®, Shakespeare®, SpiderWire®, Stren®, Ugly Stik®, and Van Staal®, Sebile®, Shakespeare®, SpiderWire®, Stren®, Ugly Stik®, and Van Staal®.


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