It’s quite a shock to hear Hardy Greys are up for sale. Hardys are old friends, they have helped me out personally giving me some great kit to go to Russia with (EWS waders and jacket, still watertight after 3 hard seasons of use) and mending a broken rod I’d lost a Tweed salmon on, thereby cheering me up considerably. Also in lots of of other kind ways – help buying a Swift rod, a flyline that had gone out of productioh, you name it – and with invaluable advice. I went on a tour of their Alnwick factory on a press trip in 2010 to celebrate the launch of their Sintrix range.
I own many of their rods and reels and first visited their old Pall Mall shop in 1979.
Hardy, find a buyer quick and by the way: you’ll always have my support.