Conventional Reels - Gear ratio describes how many spool rotations completed with one full rotation of the handle.
Spinning Reels - Gear ratio describes how many rotor rotations completed with one full rotation of the handle.
One of the favorites from Hardy's past, the Sovereign reels were conceived in 1987, remained in production until the late 1990's and offered highly advanced specifications together with maximum reliability. Packed with a powerful drag system and many other performance enhancing features, these new Hardy Sovereign reels are still constructed in Alnwick, England to the same exacting standards as their forebearers. A quote from a past Hardy catalogue that still rings true today is "There's only one word to describe the Sovereign Reel - Magic!"