Visitors to this year’s Spring Fly Show in Newark and the Carpin’ on Carp Show in Essex will be first to see the great new Hardy, Greys and Chub gear to be introduced in preparation for the 2007 season.
The Northumbrian company will be sending samples of its latest rods, reels, lines, clothing and luggage for fans to examine first-hand at the events, both of which take place over the first weekend in March (3rd-4th).
Highlight of the latest Greys range to be seen at the Newark showground will be the top of the range G-Tec rod and the new G-Tec disc drag large arbour reel. These are billed as offering stunning features for all fly fisherman – from beginners to the most advanced – and setting new standards in performance for price.
John Wolstenholme, Hardy and Greys Marketing Manager for Game, said the G-Tec rod and reel have been carefully designed to go together.
“We are striving to offer a high quality brand that a person can buy in confidence knowing that everything in the range is complementary,” he explained.
The show is also the first opportunity for anglers to handle Hardy’s Marksman Series of rods and reels - an exquisitely-crafted range that will delight even the most demanding fly fisherman.
Meanwhile, Chub fans should head for the Five Lakes Hotel and Country Club near Colchester where they will be able to see more than 20 pieces of new equipment.
Hardy and Greys are further supporting both shows by sending company representatives to answer questions and give advice.
Game experts – Steve Peterson and Howard Croston - will be in Newark on separate days while two of the company’s carp specialists – Kevin Benham and Neil MacDonald - will both be on hand at the Five Lakes.
“Our favourite part of attending shows is talking to fellow fishing fans and, if by giving advice, we can further their enjoyment of the sport then we have done a good job!” said Howard.
“We are especially keen to encourage newcomers to fishing so if you or your child want to know how to start, please seek us out at the show and have a chat.”