Many companies begin their path by manufacturing some highly specialized components slowly expanding their product line to include more goods. Others take the opposite path narrowing their product range down to several items they have perfected. There is, however, a special group of brands that know how mysterious the ways of the market are. They begin with one field only to end up producing goods that have nothing in common with their original specialty. Hardy is one of those brands. What began as a promising gunsmithing enterprise ended up being one of the major forces in the fishing tackle industry. How come? Call it a providence or entrepreneur’s intuition, but the Hardy brothers decided to broaden their scope of business. Looking back 150 years later, we can say this was a most fortunate decision. Hardy fly fishing gear became a synonym for high-end performance and is well known in anglers' circles.
Hardy fly reels look nothing like mundane fishing reels that gather dust on the bottom of the tackle box. You only have one chance to make the first impression and Hardy seizes that chance and makes the most of it. The design of every Hardy fly reel makes you understand why the brand is doing so well these days. But looks are only so good if nothing is supporting them. Hardy reels are an excellent example of how intricate design can coexist with practical and reliable performance.
Hardy Fly Rod
No matter how good a reel might be, it is of little use without a rod. And such high-grade fishing reels deserve to be mounted on a fine fishing rod. It would be odd to say that Hardy fly rods are a worthy addition to the reels since the rod is the central piece here. Regardless of this oddity, we can say that even though no Hardy fly rod features a design as sophisticated as the one found in all their reels, we can undoubtedly call their rods workhorses that any angler can appreciate.
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