Passionate angler, Buddies of the Everglades board member, and Hardy lover Dave Preston, in addition to his guide, Capt. Luis Cortes, won the Grand Champion in The Gold Cup Tarpon Competition with an overall of 4,500 points– all with a Hardy rod in hand. Thought about to be the Daytona 500 of tarpon-fishing competitors, the distinguished occasion happened recently in Islamorada, Florida.
With the winning fish captured in the last hour of the competition on Friday afternoon, Preston credits not just his Hardy rod with the win, however likewise the assistance from the Hardy group, which existed throughout the occasion.
” Capt. Luis and I can not thank Hardy Fly Fishing enough for their assistance in the 2021 Gold Cup Tarpon Competition,” stated Gold Cup-winning angler Dave Preston. “Not just is the Hardy Zane Pro 12-weight one hell of a stick, however their group was there for us when we required them the most, in the heat of among the most competitive fishing competitions worldwide.”
Preston captured 6 certifying tarpon with the biggest weighing 118 pounds, all with his Hardy Zane Pro 12-weight.
In addition to Preston’s impressive surface, the leading 7 areas were won by anglers who fished with Hardy rods. Hardy’s Director of Fly Fishing, Jim Murphy, and Boone Walker, National Sales Supervisor were on website every day and readily available to respond to concerns, aid anglers and support each group. It was clear from the start that the Hardy Zane Pro rods in the hands of such fantastic anglers would show to be the very best stick in the video game.
” The Zane Pro fishing pole has actually made its location as the very best fishing pole in salt and has the ability to withstand anything saltwater gamefish, consisting of big tarpon, send its method,” Murphy stated.
In addition to the big win at the Gold Cup, the Zane Pro won Finest Fishing pole at ICAST 2020 and is currently credited with numerous tarpon world records. Durable rods are the last staying source for one-piece rods in the saltwater area.
To find out more about the Zane lineup and the rest of Hardy’s rods and reels, check out www.hardyfishing.com or your regional fly store.