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Video: Hardy & Greys’ New “Jet” Series of Fly Rods

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Howard Croston, rod designer for Hardy & Greys, explains the new Jet series of fly rods. The rods feature SINTRIX™ material and techniques pioneered in the award-winning Zenith range of rods but are quite a bit less expensive. There are … more

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Hardy Zenith 4-Weight Rod Wins Yellowstone Angler “Shootout”

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The Hardy Zenith 8’6″ 4 weight has won Yellowstone Angler’s 2012 4-weight shootout. In the past the shootout has consisted of #8 and #5 rods. This is the first year they have looked at the lighter lines. Read the detailed … more

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Hardy Zenith One-Piece Fly Rod

Hardy made a huge splash last year with its rod series that use “Sintrix” technology.  They cast like a dream, are very responsive, and they have incredible reserve power for fighting fish. New for this year, the company has come … more

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Hardy Introduces Ultralight and Fortuna X Reels

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Hardy UltraLite The Hardy name is synonymous with classic fly tackle, and perhaps in no single product category has that iconic brand carried more weight than in fly reels. Thankfully, Hardy is still producing revamped classics like the “Bouglé,” the … more

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Hardy Two-Handers… and Cane

Also from Hardy, you’ll want to check out a new lineup of two-handers, like the Zenith DH, and the XF2 DH. We haven’t cast those yet, so the review is pending. Hardy is also going back to its roots with … more

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Greys XF2 Saltwater Fly Rod

Greys is the lower-price-point complement to the Hardy line. We just took a new Grey’s XF2 rod on a week-long northern pike fishing trip to Lake Athabasca in Saskatchewan, Canada—as part of a beefy quiver of other rods from other … more

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Best of Show, Freshwater Reels: Hardy UltraLite

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THE HARDY NAME IS SYNONYMOUS with classic fly tackle, and perhaps in no single product category has that iconic brand carried more weight than in fly reels. Thankfully, Hardy is still producing revamped classics like the “Bouglé,” the “Cascapedia,” and the “Marquis.” … more

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Hardy Reintroduces "Taupo" Perfect Fly Reel, Adds Cloth Reel Bag to Lineup

“Taupo” Perfect Fly Reel Hardy first introduced the original “Taupo” Perfect fly reel in 1958 to fill the need for a larger capacity trout reel that could handle the legendary monster rainbows and brown trout of New Zealand. Despite a … more

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Hardy Announces Zenith and ProAxis SINTRIX Fly Rods

On day one of the International Fly Tackle Dealer show Andy Mill, who coordinated the field testing and analysis for the SINTRIX fly rods, joined MidCurrent staff at the casting pond to talk about Hardy North America’s new SINTRIX rod series.

The SINTRIX fly rods are now Hardy’s preeminent rod series. The saltwater Sintrix models are being called the Zenith Series, while the freshwater models will fall into the ProAxis Series.

Each is built with Hardy’s new proprietary SINTRIX material. more

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Andy Mill Casts the New Hardy Sintrix 8-Weight At IFTD

Saltwater expert and now author Andy Mill shows us the strengths of the new SINTRIX 8-weight at the IFTD casting pool. “This is a completely new saltwater rod design, with a soft tip. But it loads easily with minimal line … more

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