Originally Posted by Bies
Everyone on every forum is writing for example about sage vs winston, scott, orvis... etc.
But never about hardy ?
I dont know good about fly roods, but frends told me that hardy is on the top and one of the oldest, traditional and best fly fishing comp.
So why no one is writing about hardy ? no compare to other etc ?
There could be many reasons for the lack of reviews on Hardy. Over the past few years, Hardy was distributed by Cortland Line Company. It did a poor job marketing the product. It also jacked the prices higher than what they should be because Cortland was trying to capitalize on the Hardy name. Also many shops just didn't carry the product. If shops don't carry the product, no one's going to talk about it. Hardy also moved production of some of its products from the UK to Korea. Many Hardy diehards would only consider a Hardy if it is a UK made product. Think about it this way. If Sage decided to make its rods overseas, what kind of fallout would you think would happen?
You will probably start seeing more reviews about Hardy over the next year or two. Hardy has setup its own Hardy/Greys distribution network in North America. It's got a great product selection that is mixed with some classic styles and some modern ones (including an $8000 reel). Because of its new distribution network and some offshore made product, Hardy product prices are going lower on many models.