House of Hardy

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House of Hardy

Hardy is again marketing a line of glass rods, covered in the Modern Rods section. The last of the Alnwich made glass rods, the Hardy Perfections, were discontinued a couple years ago, but are still available from some sources.

Hardy originally bought blanks from J Kennedy Fisher, which were shipped to England for assembly.  Eventually, Fisher built Hardy's rod production facility in Alnwick, England.  The most recent rods built

Product lines

Glaskona

JET

(named for the initials of John Taratino, the rod designer)

Fiberlite

(?)

Perfection

PERFECTION (E-GLASS FIBER) Rods
LENGTHSECTIONLINE
6'6"3pc#3
7'6"3pc#4

Zephyrus

(made for the Japanese market), these rods were rumored to be an S-glass/graphite composite

ZEPHYRUS (GLASS FIBER/GRAPHITE) Rods
MODELSECTIONLENGTHLINE
5'9"3pc5'9"#2/3
6'8"3pc6'8"#3
7'7"3pc7'7"#3