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Hardy Gem Mk II Fly Rod
must have been a damned hard job to make the Gem even better,”
says Alex Whitelaw, a long-term Gem user. “But they’ve done it.
I never thought they would improve on the one I use but the Mark
II is a lighter, better balanced rod - even though it breaks my
heart to say it. The rod feels more sensitive, but is not too
quick, and you still have the same sense of reliability. This
rod will be there for you in a crisis, a rock-solid friend. I
think that’s what the Gem has become for the thousands of people
that use them over the world. A rod you can live with and swear
by - and a rod that will never let you down.
"Enough said. We could tell you all about
the technicalities of building such a rod - the different types
of carbon fibre used, the various fibre orientations and just
about everything you would need to know about rods for ever
more, but we guess that's our department.
Like Alex, just get on and enjoy your fishing.
• Upgraded classic
• Endless power reserves in the butt
section ensure accurate, effortless, distance casting
• Improved response and remodelled tip
section for enhanced dampening and better balance
• Ideal for a wide variety of casting
and fishing styles
• Available in 3 to 8 weight options
• Smuggler version available