Is it just me? I was checking out the Hardy website and they really seem to be going almost too "high end". They no longer produce a number of more "affordable" reels such as the Marquis or Viscount. They've apparently even discontinued the ultralight series. There's one reel (Zane Ti) that's listed at 5000 pounds! That's > 10 grand cdn! Most of the performance reels are in the 300 - 400 pound range. Still very expensive if you ask me. Perhaps Hardy merged with other companies (e.g. Greys) that produce less expensive gear. Anyway, I guess I better "reely" take care of the Hardy reels I've managed to accumulate.