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Thursday, 22 September 2016

New Hardy Gear for 2017 - See it First at GAC!

We always look forward to seeing the new gear from Hardy at this time of year and after a low key couple of years they have absolutely knocked our socks off with the 2017 line up! A mind blowing selection that see's Hardy spinning rods back on the market, new applications of their game changing SINTRIX material, the return of the Smuggler name and a whole host of new fly reels including the best cassette reel ever made - 2017 is going to be a massive year for Hardy and you can see, try and buy almost all of the new stuff for the very first time at the Glasgow Angling Centre Open Weekend Event on the 23rd, 24th ans 25th of September 2016, plus you can meet with and chat to the guys who helped design and develop it who can answer all of your questions! But first let us introduce you to some of the new gear...

Hardy Demon SINTRIX Spinning Rods

A very welcome return of a spinning rod to the Hardy range, and as expected it harnesses the incredible power and durability of SINTRIX® technology as seen in the best selling Zenith fly rods and the new Zephrus range! These 4pc rods sport a modern fast taper design, top quality fittings and come in a smart travel tube. With six different models in the range from 8ft to 11ft there is a rod for all anglers in almost all disciplines be it Game, Sea or Predator fishing. Easily the best Hardy spinning rods ever made!

  • SINTRIX® 330 construction for improved durability
  • Full alloy reel seat for long term durability
  • Supplied in a hard travel tube
  • Fuji Alconite guides
  • Priced from around £339.99

See the Hardy Demon Spin rod range first at Glasgow Angling Centres Autumn Open Weekend Event on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of September 2016 or check them out now online at fishingmegastore.com by clicking HERE!

Hardy Demon SINTRIX AWS Smuggler Fly Rods
The award winning SINTRIX® 330 technology has finally been applied to 6 section travel rods delivering unprecedented durability for the adventurous angler. The new Demon Smuggler range of fly rods is available in a range of sizes from 8ft to 9ft 6in and even a 14ft 6in double hander, covering many applications all in a convenient 6pc travel size package. Features include Titanium stripper guides, a medium fast action with high speed recovery, and a unique built in reel seat hook keeper. Subdued cosmetics and a high class finish makes these rods look a bit special - a proper Hardy rod in all respects!


  • SINTRIX® 330 blank construction in 6 section configuration
  • Medium fast action with high recovery
  • AmTac Ti guides
  • Built-in hook keeper
  • Supplied in a custom aluminium tube with engraved metal end caps
  • Priced from around £359.99

See the Hardy Demon Smuggler fly rod range first at Glasgow Angling Centres Autumn Open Weekend Event on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of September 2016 or check them out now online at fishingmegastore.com by clicking HERE!


Hardy Zephrus SINTRIX Double Handed Salmon Fly Rods
Hot on the heels of the launch of the amazing Hardy Zephrus range of single hand fly rods, this massively expanded and improved range of two handed fly rods with Sintrix® 440 construction is set to become as popular and important as the best selling Zenith rods were before it! The new Zephrus range of Salmon fly rods offer the perfect combination of strength, power, and finesse covering all two handed rod applications from 11ft 6in Switch style rods to big water Spey casting rods at 15ft 1in suiting small free stone streams to mighty spate rivers and everything in between!

  • SINTRIX® 440 blank construction
  • 4 section design
  • Fuji stripper guides
  • REC recoil intermediates
  • Triaxial carbon spacer
  • TPS handle design
  • Priced from around £749.99

See the Hardy Zephrus DH fly rod range first at Glasgow Angling Centres Autumn Open Weekend Event on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of September 2016 or check them out now online at fishingmegastore.com by clicking HERE!


Hardy Sirrus Glass SINTRIX Fly Rods
The new Hardy Sirrus Glass fly rods are a range of super smooth, deep loading fly rods bringing the advantages of SINTRIX® technology to a classic rod range. Glass fly rods have enjoyed a surge in popularity in recent years among small stream anglers, and these stunning little rods are perfectly suited to short range presentations on small streams, burns and creeks. The new Sirrus Glass range also features incredible impact resistance as well as the ability to 'Self load' at the shortest distances for those close calls with wily wild trout.

  • SINTRIX® Resin impregnated S glass construction
  • Super smooth deep loading action
  • Classic styling
  • High grade fittings and finish
  • Priced from around £269.99

See the Hardy Sirrus Glass fly rod range first at Glasgow Angling Centres Autumn Open Weekend Event on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of September 2016 or check them out now online at fishingmegastore.com by clicking HERE!

There are also a few new arrivals that won't be ready in time for this years Open Weekend Event - but we can still give you a peek at what is still to come and we will be taking pre-orders on all these items so you can be the first in the country to own them! Watch this space for updates!

Hardy Fortuna XDS Fly Reels
The famous Fortuna is back and is better than ever before! With all the legendary strength of the original Fortuna X fly reels, the new Fortuna XDS offers the same saltwater reliability and brute strength of its predecessor in a new lightweight design. The best in class drag system has had a few tweaks and it's new curves and sleek finish mean these reels look the part as well as do the job! Available in 4 sizes and although designed as a saltwater reel first and foremost these are set to become a favourite with salmon anglers too just as it's forerunner was!

  • Reduced weight design
  • 340 degree color coded Drag control
  • Captive spool release
  • Class-leading drag pressure up to 30lb
  • Priced from around £549.99

Ask the Hardy team about the Fortuna XDS reels at Glasgow Angling Centres Autumn Open Weekend Event on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of September 2016, or pre-order yours now for delivery in early 2017 at fishingmegastore.com by clicking HERE!


Hardy Ultralite FWDD Fly Reels
The all new Hardy Ultralight Featherweight disc drag series sets a new standard in ultralight weight line control. Featuring the incredible low weight of a click check reel but with the super smooth drag performance and low start up inertia of a disc drag reel. These will be super popular with small stillwater and river anglers alike and will come in 4 sizes to suit line weight from #1 to #6.

  • Minimalist design to reduce weight
  • Bar stock 6061 construction
  • Stunning cosmetic design
  • Reduced main shaft to eliminate weight
  • Super smooth Rulon Drag
  • Push on /off spool design to reduce weight
  • Priced from around £159.99

Ask the Hardy team about the Ultralite FWDD reels at Glasgow Angling Centres Autumn Open Weekend Event on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of September 2016, or pre-order yours now for delivery in late 2016 at fishingmegastore.com by clicking HERE!

Hardy Ultralite ASR Cassette Fly Reel
The Hardy Demon Cassette Reel was the best selling Hardy reel in history and it's follow up, the Ultralite CLS with it's unique spool change system, was always going to be a tough act to follow.  But Hardy have done it again and the Ultralite ASR is the latest in a now legendary line of cassette reels! The ultimate cassette system reel, the new Hardy ASR (Assisted Spool Release) reel features a fast, easy to use spool release system that actively frees the spool at the flick of a switch and automatically engages the new spool with a simple push fit. Also new to this range is a lightweight size specifically designed for the challenges of modern river fishing. In fact, a choice of 5 sizes in all means you can better match the weight and capacity of the reel to your favourite rods. The Hardy Ultralite ASR is the next level in premium cassette reels, challenged by none.


  • Bar stock 6061 main construction
  • High impact Composite spool
  • Unique 'ASR' spool system
  • Line ID system
  • Multi pad, colour coded 340 degree disc drag
  • Heavily ported lightweight design
  • Full size range
  • Supplied with two additional spare spools and case
  • Priced from around £199.99


Ask the Hardy team about the Ultralite ASR reels at Glasgow Angling Centres Autumn Open Weekend Event on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of September 2016, or pre-order yours now for delivery in late 2016 at fishingmegastore.com by clicking HERE!

Hardy Marquis LWT Fly Reel
Once the mainstay of the Hardy fly reel line up for many years, this re-modelled classic is made in Alnwick and features numerous improvements to the original including a subtle updating of the classic style with an indented regulator button, increased porting and an improved regulation range. Quality never goes out of style and the Marquis looks perfect on almost any fly rod from any era, from vintage to modern!
  • Made in Alnwick, England
  • Bar stock 6061 construction
  • Improved range of adjustment
  • Modified porting to reduce weight
  • Updated yet classic styling
  • Indented regulator button
  • Priced from around £229.99
Ask the Hardy team about the new Marquis LWT fly reels at Glasgow Angling Centres Autumn Open Weekend Event on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of September 2016, or pre-order yours now for delivery in early 2017 at fishingmegastore.com by clicking HERE!

There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland - and this one promises to be the biggest ever! With FREE parking and FREE entry, there will be loads of things to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on all types of fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on FacebookTwitter and instore for more info on what's going on at this event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT on the day! Click HERE for details!



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