Actually I think he passed away quite recently? I'm not sure if the shop is still producing as I believe it was a 2 man team (husband/wife).
A friend of mine bought the hardy Flyweight 6' 2wt too. I got to try out casting it today, With his brand new pheonix Silk line on it. What a great set up it is capable of so much.
A rod that feels like cane and with a slight adjust ment can go from easy gentle casting, to incredibly tight little loops and compact casts. Very accurate too. I loved it. Then I found out that the pheonix line cost £60 and was level..... what the heck do we need tapers for ?
I've bought myself a Hardy Flyweight 6ft,#2,weight Fly Rod, also a nice little : A J Forbes 2.5, Magnesium Fly Reel (it's very light) with this is a : SA, Mastery GPX #2,weight Fly Line.
This outfit is extremely light; and the little rod performs beautifully, it flexes like a Bamboo Rod (which suits me fine) and the little reel is well made, a pleasure to use; and I must say, I'm extremely impressed with the DT#2, GPX Mastery fly line!
I really do love the outfit. Anyone thinking of getting themselves a small stream outfit? would be very pleased with this combination of : Rod , Reel & Line.