Fly anglers from around the country flock to The Fly Fishing Show which tours the United States every winter. At the Show, fly anglers feed their addiction while many of their home waters are still frozen by casting the newest rods on the market, learning new fly tying techniques from favorite fly tiers, and taking notes at seminars given by some of the most knowledgeable anglers in the nation. They also vote in the Consumer’s Choice Awards for the best new products from 38 different fly categories.
Many freshwater fly rods were entered into the category this year, with the Hardy Aydon out-casting them all to take home the coveted Consumer’s Choice Award for Best Freshwater Fly Rod at the 2023 Fly Fishing Show. “For over 150 years Hardy has been handcrafting innovative fly gear and we were excited to enter the Aydon in the Freshwater category this year. We are proud of the craftsmanship and many hours of on-water testing that went into creating the Aydon and are happy that the angling community recognizes the hard work and dedication behind this family of rods,” said Jim Murphy, Director of Fly Fishing for Hardy.
The Aydon was meticulously tested to create the perfect blend of balance, recovery, and power. The Aydon Single-Handed rod is available in lengths from 7’ to 10’ and weights from 3 through 8. It has been carefully designed and manufactured with SINTRIX material, fitted with top quality hardware and has a purposefully designed reel seat. It comes in a convenient travel tube with a high quality rod sock. To round out the series, the Aydon is also available in Switch, Travel and Double-Handed models.
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