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Hardy Fly Rods

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 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

Our Thoughts: The Hardy Aydon 9' 6wt is an amazing budget friendly, heavy do-all rod. This rod is made for the fisherman that consistently throw...

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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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Hardy Marksman 9' 6wt Fly Rod

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Hardy Marksman 9' 7wt Fly Rod

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Hardy Marksman Z 9' 10wt Fly Rod

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Hardy Marksman Z 9' 11wt Fly Rod

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Hardy Marksman Z 9' 8wt Fly Rod

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Hardy Marksman Z 9' 9wt Fly Rod

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Hardy Ultralite 8' 4wt Fly Rod

Our Thoughts: The 8' 4wt Hardy Ultralite is the perfect dry fly rod. Built with a short taper that allows for incredibly accurate shots even whi...

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Hardy Ultralite LL 10'2" 2wt Fly Rod

Our Thoughts: The 10'2" 2wt Hardy Ultralite LL is one of the best euro rods when light bugs and smaller fish are on the menu. The rod is very delic...

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Hardy Ultralite LL 10'8" 2wt Fly Rod

Our Thoughts: The 10'8" 0/2wt Hardy Ultralite LL seems like a very delicate rod on paper, which it is. But, this rod has an extremely powerful butt...

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Hardy Ultralite LL 10'8" 3wt Fly Rod

Our Thoughts: The 10'8" 3wt Hardy Ultralite LL is one of the best do everything euro rods available on the market. This rod has enough length to re...

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Hardy Ultralite LL 9'2" 3wt Fly Rod

Our Thoughts:  The 9'2" 3wt Hardy Ultralite LL is a great rod for long distance dry fly fishing, emergers, swinging soft hackles, and even light ny...

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Hardy Ultralite LL 9'2" 4wt Fly Rod

Our Thoughts:  The 9'2" 4wt Hardy Ultralite LL is a great lighter duty do-all trout rod. Perfect for precise dry fly presentations, while still hav...

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Hardy Ultralite LL 9'9" 3wt Fly Rod

Our Thoughts: The 9'9" 3wt Hardy Ultralite LL is the perfect rod for someone who spends most of their time euro nymphing and dry fly fishing, but o...

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Hardy Ultralite LL 9'9" 4wt Fly Rod

Our Thoughts: The Hardy Ultralite LL 9'9" 4wt is one of the best do-all fly rods for our local waters. This rod has the perfect length for making h...

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Hardy Ultralite NSX SR 9' 5wt 6 pc Fly Rod

Our Thoughts: The Hardy Ultralite NSX SR 9' 5wt is a great rod for the traveling or backpacking angler. This rod is made of 6 pieces, allowing i...

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Hardy Ultralite X 9' 5wt Fly Rod

Our Thoughts: The Hardy Ultralite X 9' 5wt is the ultimate do-all stick for those who like a faster rod. The rod has all the potential to cast 90' ...

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Hardy Ultralite X 9' 6" 7wt Fly Rod

Our Thoughts:  The 9'6" 7wt Hardy Ultralite X is a very technique specific rod, specializing in stillwater fishing and big indicator rigs for large...

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Hardy Ultralite X 9' 6wt Fly Rod

Our Thoughts: The 9' 6wt Hardy Ultralite X is an ideal heavy do-all rod for someone who likes a faster rod. This rod is fast throughout its entire ...

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Hardy Ultralite X 9' 7wt Fly Rod

Our Thoughts: The Hardy Ultralite X 9' 7wt is one of the shop's favorite all-around streamer rods. This rod is very fast and can handle sinking lin...

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Hardy Ultralite X 9' 8wt Fly Rod

Our Thoughts: The 9' 8wt Hardy Ultralite X is a very fast rod, but still has enough life in it where it doesn't feel like a broomstick. We've fishe...

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Hardy Zane Pro 8'10" 8wt Fly Rod

The Zane Pro rod continues Hardy's premier position with high performance salt water fly rods. Using the finest high modulus carbon fibers and t...

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