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Hardy, based in Alnwick, England has been handcrafting innovative fly gear since its formation in 1872 and is still recognized as the finest fly rods and reels in the world. Hardy fly gear is for those who require the finest and will not settle for anything else.

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What are the benefits of using Hardy fly rods?

The lightweight construction and precise action of these rods make it easier to cast with accuracy and control, while the overall durability ensures that it can last for many years with proper care.

 

How do I choose the right model for me?

Consider your fishing style and the types of fish you plan to target when selecting a model. Generally, shorter, lighter rods are used for smaller streams and while heavier, longer rods are better suited for larger streams or lakes.

 

Where are Hardy rods made?

Hardy is a renowned brand for those looking for quality fishing gear. Established in England in 1872, Hardy rods have had a lengthy history of providing exceptional craftsmanship when it comes to fly fishing rods. These days, customers can still expect the utmost attention to detail as all Hardy rods are crafted from premium components within their factory located in Alnwick, England. With experienced rod builders on staff and state-of-the-art machinery construction techniques, the team at Hardy adheres to their longstanding values of excellence to ensure that each rod is created with unparalleled strength and balance. When you purchase a Hardy rod, you can rest assured knowing that it was built with care and precision by experienced professionals in the same facility they've been crafting fish-catching tools since 1872.

 

Are Hardy rods worth the money?

When it comes to serious fishing, investing in quality equipment makes sense. And for many fishermen, Hardy rods are the gold standard. With their higher price point however, some anglers wonder if Hardy rods are really worth the money. With strong and lightweight graphite blanks to ensure perfect casting accuracy and action, advanced reel seats designed to deliver comfort and strength, and robust rod guides which offer superior line control; plus premium cork grips and attractive cosmetics, Hardy rods don’t just look good: they perform exceptionally well too. Add in a 25-year guarantee against faults of materials or manufacture and you get excellent quality that’s built to last. So if you’re looking for the best rods on the market, Hardy is definitely worth paying for.

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Hardy - 1912 Perfect 2 7/8 RH

Bringing together some of the most iconic features from past Hardy Perfect reels, the '1912 Perfect' incorporates the famous 1912 Perfect check mec...

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Hardy - 1912 Perfect 3 1/8 inch

Bringing together some of the most iconic features from past Hardy Perfect reels, the '1912 Perfect' incorporates the famous 1912 Perfect check mec...

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Hardy - 1939 GM Bougle - 3 3/4 Olympic

The original Bougle was last produced in 1939, and many collectors believe the reel reached both its functional and aesthetic apex, even though few...

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Hardy - Bougle - 3"

Launched for the reel's 110th birthday in 2013, this Bougle is one of the best yet. With its rolling pillar, reversible click check, naval brass bu...

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Hardy - Bougle Heritage - 3" - Gun Metal

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Hardy - Bougle Heritage - Baby - 2" 13/16

Launched for the reel's 110th birthday in 2013, this Bougle is one of the best yet. With its rolling pillar, reversible click check, naval brass bu...

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Hardy - Brother Anniversary Reel Featherweight

DESCRIPTION When we looked through Hardy's history to find the best tackle to commemorate our 150th anniversary, it was quickly agreed that the Lig...

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Hardy - Brother Anniversary Reel Flyweight

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Hardy - Brother Anniversary Reel Princess

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Hardy - Fortuna Regent 10000 Reel - Silver

HARDY FORTUNA REGENT 8000 FLY REEL: 9-11WT Designed for the competitive saltwater anglers, the new Hardy Fortuna Regent exemplifies beauty, durabil...

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Hardy - Fortuna Regent 12000 Reel - Black

HARDY FORTUNA REGENT 12000 FLY REEL: 11+WT Designed for the tarpon, GT, tuna and sailfish anglers, the new Hardy Fortuna Regent exemplifies beauty...

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Hardy - Fortuna Regent 12000 Reel - Silver

HARDY FORTUNA REGENT 12000 FLY REEL: 11+WT Designed for the tarpon, GT, tuna and sailfish anglers, the new Hardy Fortuna Regent exemplifies beauty,...

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Hardy - Fortuna Regent 8000 Reel - Silver

HARDY FORTUNA REGENT 8000 FLY REEL: 7-9WT Designed for the competitive saltwater anglers, the new Hardy Fortuna Regent exemplifies beauty, durabili...

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Hardy - LTW - Featherweight

The Lightweight series of fly reels has stood the test of time on Trout and Salmon rivers worldwide for over 80 years. The simple, classic, and fun...

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Hardy - LTW - Flyweight

The Lightweight series of fly reels has stood the test of time on Trout and Salmon rivers worldwide for over 80 years. The simple, classic, and fun...

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Hardy - LTW - LRH

The Lightweight series of fly reels has stood the test of time on Trout and Salmon rivers worldwide for over 80 years. The simple, classic, and fun...

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Hardy - Marquis LWT - 2/3

A re-modeled classic Hardy fly reel. The Hardy Marquis was a main stay of the Hardy line for many years. This new edition features numerous improve...

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Hardy - Marquis LWT 4

A re-modeled classic Hardy fly reel. The Hardy Marquis was a main stay of the Hardy line for many years. This new edition features numerous improve...

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Hardy - Marquis LWT 5

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Hardy - Perfect Narrow Spool - 2 7/8"

DESCRIPTION Our Classic Narrow Spool Perfect reintroduced on a limited basis only. Fitted with hand specific, polished rotating line guard and avai...

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Hardy - Perfect Narrow Spool - 3 1/8"

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Hardy - The Royal Set

Limited Edition Hardy Royal Set. This set is limited to 250 Sets worldwide. Included are 2 Perfect reels that commemorate the passing of Britain's ...

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Hardy - Ultradisc UDLA 3000 - Gunmetal Green

DESCRIPTION A light weight disc drag reel in its purest form, the all-new Ultradisc features everything you need and nothing you don’t in a disc dr...

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Hardy - Ultradisc UDLA 4000 - Gunmetal Green

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Hardy - Wide Spool Perfect 2 7/8 inch

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Hardy - Wide Spool Perfect 3 1/8 inch

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Hardy - Wide Spool Perfect 3 3/8 inch

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Hardy - Wide Spool Perfect 3 7/8 inch

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Hardy - Zane Carbon 10000

Designed for the flats angler, the Zane Carbon is a lightweight, large arbour sealed disc drag reel capable of handling anything that’s thrown at i...

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Hardy - Zane Carbon 12000

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Hardy - Zane Carbon 6000

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Hardy - Zane Carbon 8000

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Hardy Aydon 10' 5wt Fly Rod

Our Thoughts: The Hardy Aydon 10' 5wt is a great budget friendly nymphing rod. Meant to handle all nymph rigs regardless of what you're throwing...

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Hardy Aydon 10' 6wt Fly Rod

Our Thoughts: The 10' 6wt Hardy Aydon is the perfect rod for someone who wants to fish stillwaters or nymph bigger rivers, but has a budget. The...

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Hardy Aydon 7' 3wt Fly Rod

Our Thoughts: The Hardy Aydon 7' 3wt is the perfect budget creek rod. Its short taper allows casting in even the tightest scenarios. Fishing a 5...

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Hardy Aydon 8'6" 4wt Fly Rod

Our Thoughts: The 8'6" 4wt Hardy Aydon is arguably the shop's favorite budget dry fly rod. This rod has a versatile length which allows for rela...

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Hardy Aydon 9' 4wt Fly Rod

Our Thoughts: The Hardy Aydon 9' 4wt is one of the best budget, light do-all rods in the shop. This rod can accurately present dry flies, drift ...

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Hardy Aydon 9' 5wt Fly Rod

Our Thoughts: Then 9' 5wt Hardy Aydon was our best selling budget 5wt in 2023 for a reason. This rod flat out performs regardless of the conditi...

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Hardy Aydon 9' 6wt Fly Rod

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Hardy Fortuna Z 12000

If your planning on picking a fight, Its Probably best to pick a Fortuna. The new Fortuna z features our super reliable multi pad disc drag system ...

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Hardy Marksman 10' 4wt Fly Rod

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Hardy Marksman 10' 5wt Fly Rod

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Hardy Marksman 10' 6wt Fly Rod

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Hardy Marksman 8' 3wt Fly Rod

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Hardy Marksman 8' 4wt Fly Rod

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Hardy Marksman 8'6" 4wt Fly Rod

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Hardy Marksman 9' 4wt Fly Rod

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Hardy Marksman 9' 5wt Fly Rod

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