Tackle Week 2022: The best new fly-fishing rods, reels, apparel, accessories and more


Best Rod



For generations, Hardy has built some of the finest fly rods available, and the new Ultralite X is no different. The fast-action blank includes a larger-than-usual percentage of high-modulus carbon fibre, offering a high recovery rate for casting tight loops, even with large flies. The four-piece rod comes in five versions, each with ceramic-lined titanium guides: a nine-footer in 5-, 6-, 7- and 8-weight sizes; and a nine-foot six-inch 7-weight.

Learn more: Hardy, 1-888-516-1247; www.hardyfishing.com