Re: Hardy Zenith Beginner Friendly?
It is a great beginner rod. One of the biggest myths about fly fishing is that many higher end rods are for experts only. I say a rod like a zenith is perfect for a beginner. I absolutely love my 486 and I gave some serious thought to selling my One in order to buy a 590 zenith. I love my one (that may be one rod I would not recommend for beginners though). The zenith is a fantastic rod that still has great feel. I have fished everything from size 22 midges on it to nymphs.