Hardy Angel Rod
The Angel 2 typifies the Hardy evolutionary principle. It is built with all the strengths of the original Angel, yet we’ve managed to improve it through continual research and design. It is still the ultimate rod for the serious and accomplished angler.
And it still has the fast, crisp action that can significantly increase your casting range, accuracy, and presentation. And what’s more, the Angels are still made in Alnwick, England.
Still an Hardy Angel. Only better.
- Fast tip action and incomparable loop formation.
- Low profile internal spigot for improved power transfer.
- Beautiful cork and nickel stoppers
- Unique anodized locking reel seat with Texalium insert.
- Slim profile blanks reduce wind drag
Recommended flyline: Mach or Marksman
Howard Croston, House Of Hardy specialist product adviser and England Team Member, explains exactly what we were trying to achieve with the Angel. “Our objectives were to make the lightest, most responsive rod ever made. We wanted a rod that could deliver great performance with a minimum of effort. And that’s what we’ve done. The Angel gives great loop formation, and you can point, lift and shoot out a line with bull’s-eye accuracy. It is as close as we can get to that indescribable buzz you feel when you pick up a rod that you know instantly is made for you. The Angel isn’t just physically light – we’ve shaved half an ounce off virtually every other comparable fly rod in the world – but it feels light.”
“So, we’ve built the best rod in the world. Where did we go from there? Well, to the guides and the ghillies of the world. We put the Angel through a whole year of trials in every conceivable climate and water type – for fish big and small. Long casting. Short casting. Baking hot or freezing cold, the Angel has been there and done it. I’ve lived with the rod for well over a year and it’s truly great. I love it. Definitely my favourite rod.”
We also realize that the best rod in the world deserves to see the world so we’ve built a multi-piece Smuggler version. This breaks down into a rod tube short enough to fit into any suitcase, holdall or aircraft locker so that you never need to go anywhere without your guardian Angel.