08-19-2013, 01:41 PM
Re: Positive Hardy news
You are too right on this one. If I'm going to pay for a Hardy, it's not just a reel that I'm buying, but a brand with some serious history behind it. It is something special, not just a machined piece of aluminum. Buying one made in China erases the mystique that is the Hardy heritage, in my opinion.
I, for one, am glad to see them returning to their roots in Alnwick. It's nice to see them offering more products made in the UK, since that's where they began.
I'm far from being wealthy as well, but I'm looking to buy a Hardy Perfect one day. I will slowly accumulate the funds necessary to pay for one.
I would never buy a Ferrari made anywhere but Italy, and I wouldn't buy a Rolex made anywhere but Switzerland. My eventual Hardy will be made in Alnwick, because it just has to be.
....Just one more cast