Hardy Wins #5 Rod Shootout - Again!

George Anderson of Yellowstone Angler's in depth rod tests have become legendary and the level of detail he goes to when reviewing high end fly rods is as yet unmatched by any other rod tester in the world! We first covered these rod reviews way back in 2011, when the fresh faced Hardy Zenith, featuring Hardy's new SINTRIX material, stormed to the top of the table against most of the worlds top fly rod models! The test was updated later that year when the Sage ONE was launched which was also just pipped at the post by the Hardy rod. When the #4 test was published the Zenith once again triumphed and it's saltwater cousin, the one piece ProAxis earned a very special mention when the #8 comparison was carried out.
The best selling Hardy Zenith - still top of its game!
Now a recent 5 weight mini shootout featuring some of the newest rods from 2012/13 once again put the Hardy Zenith on top, closely followed by the reassuringly expensive Hardy Artisan - leaving their American made counterparts once again trailing behind! You can read the results of the rod test HERE, and it contain some valuable information if you are considering buying either of the Hardy rods, the Orvis Helios 2 or the new Sage Circa!

You can buy all of these Hardy, Sage and Orvis fly rods at Glasgow Angling Centre, both online and instore where you can even try before you buy on our casting pool!