Welcome to the Hardy Fly Rod Page

Since 1872 Hardy has been making some of the world's best fly fishing tackle. Mention Hardy and the first thing that comes to mind is fly reels. Hardy is famous for making fly rods as well. When you handle a Hardy Rod, the quality is obvious. In order to make the world's most innovative tackle, Hardy invests heavily in both people and technology. Great tackle is a complex mix of creativity and craftsmanship. Hardy starts with a great idea and then these ideas are worked upon until actual tackle is realized by a team of professionals. The rod designers and engineers then test the rods with the Hardy Rod Stimulator. The Rod Stimulator is a complex computer system that has changed the face of modern composite rod technology and how rods are designed and created. By using finite element analysis material combinations, actions and designs are tested before any rod is even built. Hardy utilizes a unique Test Rig to measure and profile actions, durability, balance and strength in away that not even long streamside hours can begin to equal. Hardy has an unconditional world wide lifetime warranty. ( Note: for all rods shown, reels are sold separately. For more information and to see a complete listing of all the Hardy Reels, Click Here. )

Angel 2: The Angel 2 is the ultimate rod for the serious and accomplished angler. It has a crisp, fast action that can signficantly increase your casting range, accuracy and presentation. Features: Fast tip action for incomparable loop formation, low profile internal spigot for improved power transfer, beautiful cork handle with nickle silver winding checks, unique uplock seat.

Length...............Weight...........Sections..........Price

8 ..................................3..........................4....................$949

8 '6"..............................4..........................4....................$975

9'...................................4..........................4....................$999

Angel 2: Lengths/Sizes Continued....

Length...............Weight...........Sections..........Price

9'...................................5..........................4....................$999

9'...................................6..........................4....................$999

9'6"...............................6..........................4....................$1,025

9'6"...............................7..........................4....................$1,025

9'6"...............................8..........................4....................$1,049

10'.................................6..........................4....................$1,099

10'.................................7..........................4....................$1,099

Angel 2 TE: The Angel 2 TE is one of the world's fastest rods. It responds well to short controlled casting strokes. The tip of Angel 2 TE follows your hand as though you had a hold of the actual line itself! The blank tracks, dampens and recovers in a unique style while at the same time giving you an unparelled accuracy at even 30 yards. CAD designed for optimum weight distribution creating lightness and balance. Each Angel 2 TE has a fast action for distance and accuracy while having quick dampening blanks for super smooth loop formation.

Length...............Weight...........Sections..........Price

9'...................................5..........................4....................$1,099

9'6"...............................7..........................4....................$1,199

10'.................................7..........................4....................$1,299

 

 

Angel 2 Smuggler Rods: The famous Hardy Smuggler was one of the first multi-piece rods that broke down into small sections, allowing the rods to be stowed in over-head luggage bins or in a business brief case. The Smuggler was a long time favorite and it is now back with the same great features found on the other Angel 2 Rods. These rods are ideal for travellers, hikers, kayaking, canoe trips or even those that like to ride cruise with their Harley up into the mountains for a quiet getaway.

These new 6 piece designs also allow you to travel without worrying about lost luggage, in fact the 6 piece design is one of the few rods that can now be carried onto any plane, any time, any place. Several airlines now have restrictions making it impossible to carry-on most standard 4 piece rods. ( Typcial size limit is 24", these rods are usually 18" with the tube which is well below any airline restriction. For more information be sure to consult your travel agent, airline or the TSA before you take any trip. BCFT and/or Hardy can not be responsible for your luggage or trip restrictions.)

Each piece on the Angel 2 : Smuggler has aligning dots so that all sections can be put together correctly and true each time it is used. All rod sections are individually marked, making it impossible to mix up rod components if you own several Smugglers. Design, handles, colors are similar to the Angel 2 above. These rods are of the highest quality and you will be pleased with both the looks and performance of these rods. ( Sorry no picture available).

Length...............Weight...........Sections..........Price

8 6 ''...............................4.........................6....................$1,075

9'...................................5..........................6...................$1,099

9'6"...............................6..........................6....................$1,099

9'6"...............................7..........................6....................$1,125

9'..................................8...........................6....................$1,125

Angel 2 Double Hander/Spey: For those looking for the ideal spey rod, this is it! The Angel 2 has all of the great features found on all of the other Angel 2 rods. The Doubel Hander has an uplocking reel seat with a Texalium insert for long term wear and durability, Perfect weight distribution and balance for daylong ease of use, fast recovery blanks. Each Angel 2 comes as a 4 piece rod.These make the perfect salmon rods.

Length...............Weight...........Sections..........Price

12'...................................7..........................4....................$1699

13'...................................8..........................4....................$1799

14'...................................9..........................4....................$1899

15'.................................10..........................4....................$1999

Demon: The Demon offers the angler performance, durability, quality at a surprising low price. Each Demon has a an andoized double up-lock real seat, Fuji butt guides, hard chrome snake guides with top quality Portuguese cork handles and comes packed in a cordura covered rod tube. The Demon comes in a wide range of sizes for nearly every fishing situtation.

Length...............Weight...........Sections..........Price

7' .................................3..........................4....................$299

8' ..................................3..........................4....................$315

8 '6"..............................5..........................4....................$329

9'...................................5..........................4....................$349

9'...................................6..........................4....................$349

Demon Rods Cont...........

9'...................................7..........................4....................$369

9'6"...............................6..........................4....................$399

9'6"...............................7..........................4....................$399

10'.................................6..........................4....................$425

10'.................................7..........................4....................$425

10'.................................8..........................4....................$499

Demon Double Hander / Spey / Switch Rods: The Demon Double Hander offers all of the same features found on the standard sized Demon Rods and is a world wide favorite. The Spey models have a fast recovery, 4 piece designs and can be used for Switch Rods as well as standard Spey casting techiques.

Length...............Weight...........Sections..........Price

11'...................................7..........................4....................$475

12'...................................7..........................4....................$595

13'...................................8..........................4....................$649

14'...................................9..........................4....................$699

15'.................................10..........................4....................$749

14'...................................9..........................3....................$595

13'...................................8..........................3....................$595

12'...................................7..........................3....................$595

15'.................................10..........................3....................$595

Classic Lightweight: If you are a traditional trout fisher, you will want one this rods! The Classic Lightweight draws inspiration from some of the original rods first offered by Hardy. These new rods take advantage of new technologies to bring you one of the best made products offered in their line. The Classic Rods have great looks with traditional fittings while offering you a rod that loads well and gives a smooth, accurate delivery. The tips are manufactured using a special process to reduce resin content in the blank, providing a rod that recovers quicker to create a crisp action that works well in tight controlled conditions. This rod will improve sensitivity and control, creating soft delicate casts. With mine I can literally feel the fish taking the hooks! The Classic features the patented Hardy reel seat.

 

Rod.......................Length...............Weight...........Sections..........Price

Flyweight...........................6' .................................2..........................2...................$299

Featherweight.....................7' .................................3..........................2....................$325

LRH Lighweight................8' 6"..............................4..........................4....................$399

LRH Lighweight................9'...................................5..........................4....................$449

Glass: By mixing glass and carbob fibers, Hardy has achieved an easy loading, smooth action and a controlled well -dampened recovery. The easy loading nature of the rod improves the feel of the rod while allowing less line to load the rod. For situations that have tight conditions (such as spring creeks ) this is an ideal rod.

Rod...............Length...............Weight...........Sections..........Price

Aln...........................5' ...............................2..........................2...................$299

Brook.......................6' ...............................3..........................2....................$325

Stream......................7'................................3..........................2....................$349

Test...........................7'6"............................4..........................2....................$375

Trout Fisher..............8'................................5..........................2....................$399

 

Gladstone Cane: The Gladstone Cane Rod Series is designed and built in England by Master Rod Builder, Callum Gladstone with over 25 years of experience. Over 100 years ago, Hardy designed one of the first planning machines that revolutionized split-cane rod making. By using the Hardy planes, straight yet delicate and strong bamboo was created and was called Palakona that has been used in the Hardy Cane rods ever since. The original seats created with the sliding band and fixed cap are still used today in the new rods. The Gladstone comes in 3 classic tapers: Leonard, Garrison, and Payne. Classic designs like the Marvel, Phantom, Perfect and CC de France can be made to order. The Gladstones feature agate butt guides, hard chrome snake guides and also have a swelled cork handle with a flamed bamboo finish and chestnut thread wraps, making this one of the great rods to own and have in your collection.

Rod...............Length...............Weight...........Sections..........Price

Gladstone...............6'6"' ............................3..........................2...................$1,999

Gladstone.................7' ...............................4..........................2....................$2,199

Gladstone.................8'................................5..........................2....................$2,499

Palakona 2pc 1 tip ........................................................................................$1,999

Palakona 3pc 2 tips .......................................................................................$2,999

Palakona 2pc 2 tips .......................................................................................$2,499

 

 

 

( Please note: for the cane rods, there maybe an additional time for these rods to be made. Please email me for more information. For information on other tapers, length or custom features please contact me. )

Marksman: The Marksman series was designed as a rod for larger rivers. It has a medium to fast recovery that allows for tight loops and accuracy that many large rivers demand. The Marksman action cushions light tippets yet gives plenty of power when needed. Ultra smooth with a medium fast blank. Comes with a sculptured nickel silver reel seat to reduce weight.

Length...............Weight...........Sections..........Price

6' .................................2..........................3....................$475

7' .................................3..........................3....................$499

8'..................................4..........................4....................$549

Marksman Rods Continued:

Length...............Weight...........Sections..........Price

9'...................................4..........................4....................$575

9'...................................5..........................4....................$575

9'...................................6..........................4....................$575

10'.................................4..........................4....................$599

10'.................................5..........................4....................$599

Marksman Drifter: The Marksman Drifter is a New Series for 2009. This is a specialized long length ideal for UK style stillwater fishing or Czech nymphing. Power, speed, agility , sensitivity are all words that describe this new series. Each comes with many of the features found on the standard Marksman rod and also come with an optional short or long fighting butt that can be removed or used with the standard cap end.

Length...............Weight...........Sections..........Price

10'.................................5..........................4....................$649

10'.................................6..........................4....................$649

11'.................................5..........................4....................$699

11'.................................6..........................4....................$699

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swift MkII: The Swift MkII is the ideal rod for those who fish on stillwaters and lakes. The firm, powerful action throws a tight and controlled loop. Roll casts are effortless and the Swift's fish playing qualities are faultless. The smaller are 8' 4 weights and 8' 6" 5 weights are ideal for casting from the bank. While designed for UK style stillwater fishing, these would also make ideal rods for those anglers that like to toss poppers to rising bluegills and bass. The longer rods are perfect for use in boats, kayaks, pontoon boats or float tubes. With extra length, you can punch hairbugs and big dry flies through a full frontial blast of wind. Fast tip action, complete range of sizes, anodized reel seat, comes in a cordura covered tube.

 

 

 

Length...............Weight...........Sections..........Price

8' ..................................4..........................3....................$499

8 '6"..............................5..........................3....................$525

9'...................................5..........................3....................$549

9'6"...............................6..........................3....................$549

9'6"...............................7..........................3....................$575

10'.................................6..........................3....................$599

10'.................................7..........................3....................$599

10'.................................8..........................3....................$625

10'6".............................7..........................3....................$649

11'.................................7..........................3....................$679

Swift MkII Double Hander / Switch Rod / Spey Rod: Many experts consider this the best double hander on the market. Its unsurpassed for casting but it is very a forgiving, easy to use fishing rod. The action is powerful, yet smooth making it a great spey rod and magnificent big fish catcher. Very durable, versatile and ideal for fishing in harsh conditions and biting winds. The rod is built on a fast taper mandrel to produce a quick action with high modulus carbon making the rod stiffer, lighter with superb damping qualities. Ultra light for all day casting and control. Smooth progressive taper that makes one of the best distance casting rods available on the market today. Rod has a down locking carbon fiber reel seat for durability and strength.It is highly recommended that you add a Hardy Mach 55 or 65 Speyline for improved distance.

Length...............Weight...........Sections..........Price

11'6"................................7..........................4....................$695

13'...................................8..........................4....................$749

14'...................................9..........................4....................$799

15'.................................10..........................4....................$849

16'.................................11..........................4....................$899

The Zenith Rods are made using a top of the line Fuji and REC recoil guides. The seat is a new skeletal design created by Hardy. The grips are made of the finest Portugese cork and the Proaxis Rod comes with a brass cap metal tube , Hardy rod sock and the famous Hardy rod female sleeve inserts. Quite simply, this is one of the finest rods ever made, using world class manufacturing processes and products. Each Sintrix has a lifetime warranty and all rod repairs are serviced from Hardy's North American facility in Lancaster, Pa.

Length...............Weight...........Sections..........Price

8' ..................................4..........................4...................$595

8 '6"..............................5..........................4....................$625

9'...................................4..........................4...................$635

9'...................................5..........................4...................$645

9'...................................6..........................4...................$655

9'6"...............................6..........................4....................$675

9'6"...............................7..........................4...................$685

9'6"...............................8..........................4...................$695

 

10'.................................6..........................4....................$725

10'.................................7..........................4....................$735

10'.................................8..........................4....................$745

 

The Proaxis Rods are the saltwater models of the Sintrix line. The Proaxis models are made using the same Nano graphite as found in the Zneith models. The testing and developement team that created these rods included Andy Mill and some of the world's finest saltwater anglers and guides. The rods were tested under extreme conditions and caught large numbers of tarpon, snook and other tough fighting saltwater game fish. Under these conditions, large numbers of big fish were caught without any rod failures. The resulting designs have an incredible strength to weight ratio and are high performance, fast action rods. Made using the finest components, and the new Hardy reel seat design, this rod is one of the best saltwater rods ever created. Whether you are a saltwater angler or a freshwater angler chasing big game fish and in need of performance tackle, these rods are it!

One Piece Models:

Length...............Weight...........Sections..........Price

8 '10"..............................8.........................1....................$655

8 '10"..............................9.........................1....................$665

8 '10"............................10.........................1....................$675

8 '10"............................11.........................1....................$685

8 '10"............................12.........................1....................$695

4 Piece Models:

Length.............Weight...........Sections..........Price

9'...................................6..........................4...................$685

9'...................................7..........................4...................$690

9'...................................8..........................4...................$695

9'...................................9.........................4...................$695

9'..................................10........................4...................$715

9'..................................11........................4...................$725

9'..................................12........................4...................$745

Uniqua: "These rods will do everything you've prayed for. Great casting and sensitivity, gutsy performance, rugged construction. A never say die attitude to any challenge. They're rods you'll love - and use - for life." John Shanner, Northeast Rep for Hardy, avid antique book and tackle collector and soft hackle addict. Just mention cdc or amadou and John gets goose bumps.......I ought to know, I sold him most of that stuff.....The Uniqua has a wide range of sizes, lengths to suit almost any fly fisher. These rods have AAA cork handles, 4 piece designs and come packed in a durable cordura tube. Seats are all aluminum and have an andoized reel seat location marker so that all reels will sit straight and true each time you set it up for a day of fishing. The great thing you will love about these is the Hardy design, quality and price........what else do you need?

Length...............Weight...........Sections..........Price

7' 6"..............................3..........................4....................$225

8' ..................................4..........................4....................$249

8 '6"..............................4..........................4....................$275

9'...................................4..........................4....................$299

9'...................................5..........................4....................$299

9'...................................6..........................4....................$299

9'...................................8..........................4....................$375

9'...................................9..........................4....................$395

9'.................................10..........................4....................$395

The longer 9'6" and 10' rods are ideal for steelhead and fishing from drift boats. Longer rods allow you to make longer drifts that are drag free.

9'6"...............................6..........................4....................$325

9'6"...............................7..........................4....................$325

9'6"...............................8..........................4....................$349

10'.................................6..........................4....................$375

10'.................................7..........................4....................$375

10'.................................8..........................4....................$395

Uniqua Double Hander / Spey / Switch Rods: The Uniqua Spey Rods load deeply and quickly, giving them a very fast recovery rate. These qualities produce a an action that is easy to master, while giving them excellent performance on the river. The Uniqua comes with hard lined Fuji guides, high quality cork handles, down locking anodized reel seats, a dark green blank and come packed in a Hardy cordura covered tube.

Length...............Weight...........Sections..........Price

13'..............................8..........................4.........................$499

14'..............................9..........................4.........................$549

15'............................10..........................4.........................$599

Zane Saltwater Rods: The Zane maybe the finest saltwater rod ever made. They have a tremendous backbone and can punch heavily weighted flies into the wind with ease. The rods load easily and are some of the lightest rods ever designed. The Zane are also designed for use by the travelling angler on flats or from boats. Models range from a 6 weight up to a 12 weight and can cover anything from bonefish to tarpon, permit, sailfish or even shark. These are also ideal freshwater rods for pike, musky, carp, smallmouth and largemouth bass......any place that requires you to punch a big bug into the wind. Just really great tackle designed for big, powerful fish!

Length...............Weight...........Sections..........Price

9'...................................6..........................4....................$499

9'...................................7..........................4....................$525

9'...................................8..........................4....................$549

9'...................................9..........................4....................$575

9'.................................10..........................4....................$599

9'.................................12..........................4....................$649

9' F/G ( Comes w/ fore grip)...12.............4....................$649


Email: Mike@eflytyer.com

For more Info Contact:

Mike Hogue / Badger Creek Fly Tying / 622 West Dryden Road, Freeville, NY 13068

Phone: 607-347-4946