Hardy Averon – Perfection in the Form of a Freshwater Fly Reel

Ultra-lightweight reel utilizing Hardy's proven multi-pad disc drag system.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – For over 150 years, Hardy has remained the top brand for fly anglers who demand nothing but the best in fishing gear. Known for its unmatched craftsmanship and innovation, Hardy continues to set the standard for meticulously crafted fly gear with the introduction of the Hardy Averon. This reel, which is the core of the Hardy freshwater performance reel range, is an ultra-lightweight disc drag fly reel that delivers the quality and reliability that are the hallmarks of the Hardy brand. Available in half-frame and full-cage models, this new reel offers exceptional performance and versatility for freshwater anglers.

The Hardy Averon reel replaces the Hardy Ultradisc fly reel with updated and improved features that set the standard for performance freshwater fly reels. The more durable frame is designed to carefully blend performance, balance, and fishability. This large arbor reel features an open, half-frame design on all models but two – allowing for weight reduction and easy spool changes when different line sizes are required. For specialty applications utilizing thin lines, a closed frame design can be found in the 5000 EN (Euro Nymphing) and 9000 size models where a full-cage is employed for ultra-long leaders, Euro Nymphing, and Spey fishing.

The full cage Euro Nymph model features an interchangeable weight system that allows the angler the ability to fine-tune the rod’s in-hand balance. The 5000EN model also employs a larger arbor than the standard 5000 size – requiring less backing for thin lines and reducing line coils. The 5000EN and standard 5000 size spools are interchangeable and sold separately, allowing anglers to mix and match for their ideal setup.

The Averon has a buttery smooth drag featuring a large and easy-to-adjust drag knob that provides definitive clicks between settings. The drag system is unregulated allowing for fine adjustments, yet the 2.5 turn knob provides quick adjustments. With very low startup inertia, this reel delivers incredible fish-stopping power at a weight that feels balanced in hand.

The Hardy Averon comes in two colors – titanium with gold accents and black with gunmetal accents (varies by size).


  • Lightweight high-performance disc drag
  • Open frame design (except 9000 & Euro models)
  • Silky smooth, enclosed multi pad disc drag system
  • 2.5 turn indexed drag for quick & precise drag adjustments
  • Ultra-low start up inertia 

MSRP: $395.00 – $450.00
AVAILABLE: August 2024

  • Super large arbor, narrow spool design
  • Full cage frame
  • Reduced frame tolerances to reduce line escape
  • Supplied with 3-optional balance weights | 0.6oz • 1.2oz • 1.8oz
  • Optimized for ‘in-hand’ balance

MSRP: $395.00
AVAILABLE: August 2024

For more information about Hardy products, visit www.HardyFishing.com.

For an exclusive look at the Hardy Averon and the entire lineup of new offerings from Pure Fishing, please consider joining Hardy and the rest of the Pure Fishing brands for an exclusive preview of its New Product Showcase entries at On the Water from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) North Building Ponds. Also join us at the Pure Fishing press conference in Room S310 A-B of the OCCC, at 3:30 p.m. to view the new products and hear directly from Pure Fishing executives and product developers. And finally, please consider voting for the Hardy Averon Fly Reel in the Fly Reel category at the ICAST New Product Showcase starting Tuesday, July 16.

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