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Saltwater expert Andy Mill joins Hardy

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Hardy's new saltwater product development manager - Andy Mill Hardy's new saltwater product development manager - Andy Mill

Andy Mill, the most successful Tarpon Tournament angler in the world, has joined the team at Hardy as the Head of Saltwater tackle product development.

Known to many as the star of the Chasing Silver TV and DVD series from Howard Films, Andy will manage pre production design, field testing and product launch of Hardy's new saltwater rods and reels.

In a recent statement Andy said, "It's an honor and privilege to be with Hardy which I've always considered to be the "Rolex" of freshwater fishing products. It's my personal goal to help bring that same image to the salt."

"We are excited to have Andy aboard", said Jim Murphy, President of Hardy North America. "This is not a run of the mill endorsement deal; Andy will manage this product development project as a full member of our team. He will work with Howard Croston, Hardy's lead designer, to develop the next generation of salt water tackle. We believe that Andy's very successful techniques of catching and fighting fish are unique, and will result in a truly innovative line of fly rods and reels. We are committed to taking a lead position in salt water and Andy is the guy to lead our efforts."

Andy will also serve as spokesman for Hardy. His first appearance for Hardy will be at the Fly Tackle Retailer Show in Denver, September 10-12.

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