Overall Hardy have built one of their best rods of all time with the Ultralite X. It’s incredibly fun to fish with, casts softer than anything I’ve used in years and handles big flies with ease.
Hardy Demon is made from Sintrix 330 to improve strength-to-weight ratio and improve hand balance. A complete range of rods to cover every use, from small stream to technical nymphing, salt, switch and double-handed salmon fishing.
Hardy has been hand manufacturing reels in Alnwick, England for over 120 years, a record unrivaled by any other equipment manufacturer. Tradition has always been part of their DNA. But more than anything, innovation is at the heart of the company.
The new Ultralite series makes everything its predecessor did even a little bit better. It’s hard to believe, but the designers at Hardy in Alnwick, England have managed to make the rod even lighter, a little bit more responsive and to equip it with maximum feel and precision.
The Hardy Ultralite Sintrix NSX reel seat is a masterpiece of form and function – shifting more percent of the rod’s weight behind the hand provides incredible balance in the hand, single starters resist reel loosening under heavy use and a precisely fitting body ensure that your role is firmly seated.
Hardy has been based in Alnwick since it was founded in 1872. It was developed by Harris & Sheldon Group Limited by the Hardy family in 1967. It became Hardy & Grays Ltd in 2004 – the name change reflects the acquisition of another fishing tackle brand, Greys.
Orvis Rods – Made in the USA.
In 1999, Hardy acquired the rod manufacturer Greys, which Mr. Gray had founded in 1968 when he left Hardy’s position. Hardy has developed the Grays brand to include the best value in salmon, trout and carp tackle of the highest quality.
The Demon is a quality rod option from Hardy that focuses on ease of use and appeals to both new and enthusiastic freshwater anglers. While the rod isn’t the best at long range, not many mid-range rods are. A solid rod option for a variety of freshwater applications, the Demon casts well at important trout distances.
Known member. Well, mainly made in Korea except for the top models. The Korea factory is pretty much state of the art and Hardy design, dictates composites and is very involved in manufacturing. They have some very good rods, Sintrix in particular are praised.
Douglas rods are designed here in the USA but made in Korea.
The serial number next to the date represents the number assigned to the first rod manufactured that year. For example, a rod with serial number E21655 would have been manufactured in 1931.
Grey’s “Born to Fish” motto truly reflects the fishing tackle that Grays produce. They are based in Alnwick, England and have an enviable reputation as one of the most trusted hardware manufacturers in the world.
designed in California, made in China…
Sage Manufacturing is a division of Far Bank Enterprises, formed in 2005 by Seattle’s Joshua Green Corporation to include Sage and two other fly fishing brands, Redington and RIO Products.
All Sage fly rods are manufactured on Bainbridge Island, Washington. This means that all the rods they make are handcrafted in the USA.