Hardy Bros Ltd Fishing Fishing Reels

Hardy Bros Ltd - Alnwick, England

William Hardy started the Hardy Bros. in 1872 in Alnwick. The company is one of the most prolific tackle manufactures and is still in business today. The early Hardy brass-faced Perfect reels are some of the most sought after reels by collectors. The reel was introduced in 1891. The design evolved through the years and is still made today. Other names found on Hardy fly and salmon reels are Saint George, Unigua, Silex and Cascapedia. Hardy made the Altex spinning reel and made a Big Game reel model and called it the Zane Grey.

The most interesting casting reel made by Hardy was the Hardy Jock Scott. The HJS reel incorporated a free-spool feature which made it suitable for Tournament casting. The reel was made from 1938 through 1952. Two versions of the reel have been found.



A Collection of HARDY Reels


The HARDY JOCK SCOTT Reels


The HARDY UNIQUA Fly Reel


The HARDY SUNBEAM Fly Reel


The HARDY ALTEX No. 2 and No. 3 Spinning Reels


The HARDY PERFECT Reel


The HARDY ST. GEORGE Reel


The HARDY ST. JOHN Reel


The HARDY FLYWEIGHT Reel


The HARDY ST. AIDAN Fly Reel



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Ron Gast

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