Hardy Marksman Z Fly Rod Wins Top Honor At ICAST

Orlando, Fl. – The Hardy Marksman Z Fly Rod, designed to be an angler’s ally in the unpredictable and varied challenges of the saltwater environment, has won the prestigious ICAST Best in Category for Fly Rod Award.

The Marksman Z, which has been meticulously crafted in partnership with some of the world’s finest saltwater guides, seasoned anglers, and industry legends is the perfect tool for your moment in salt. Built with Sintrix FLT that is applied to an updated mandrel design, the Hardy Marksman Z Fly Rod stands up to the most demanding saltwater conditions offering the reliability needed for everything from Gold Cups to Grand Slams and a thousand different challenges in between. Regardless of the changing tides or shifting winds, the Hardy Marksman Z is your steadfast companion in the saltwater world.

“The Hardy team spent many hours and days on the water listening to the concerns of our best anglers. We knew we had to replace the Zane Pro, and that was a challenge,” said Jim Murphy, Director of Fly Fishing for Hardy. “We had to develop new materials, new tapers, and test them with the most demanding anglers. The feedback we received was that they could not believe we improved on the Zane Pro. We are happy to maintain our position as the best saltwater fly rod in the world.”

Key Features:

  • Sintrix FLT on an updated mandrel design
  • Increased lifting power in the lower section
  • Reduced overall in-hand weight
  • Easy to load yet fast tip recovery for more accurate casts under pressured situations
  • Hybrid ring specification that blends durability and practicality using both Cerecoil and recoil stripper guides
  • Aluminum uplocking reel seat with easy to grip locking nuts to ensure a solid reel fit

MSRP: Starting at $995 (Available: September 2023)

Experience the strength, agility and durability of the all-new Hardy Marksman Z Fly Rod and feel the difference in every cast. To learn more about Hardy Fly Fishing, click here.

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