2020 ICAST Online Best of Category Winner – Fly Fishing Rod Why redesign possibly the greatest saltwater fly rod ever built? Why reduce the shaft diameter on selected sizes for better wind penetration and reduced weight? Why redesign the mandrels and pattern layups to squeeze every last drop of performance out of the aerospace grade […]
1872: The Legend Begins In 1872, a young man called William Hardy set up shop as a gunsmith in Alnwick, Northumberland, and that might very well have been the end of the story had not the great engineering magnate Lord Armstrong persuaded him to take his brother John James into partnership. The Hardy brothers advertised […]
Howard Croston, Hardy product guru and manager and captain of the England fly fishing team, led from the front in the 39th FIPS-Mouche World Fly Fishing Championships by winning the individual competition. Croston, who is Global Brand Business Manager at the UK-based Pure Fishing brand, won team gold in the 2009 championship and was fourth […]
This year Hardy has launched a new series of rod and reels that are once again built at the factory in Alnwick in the UK. Peter McLeod joined the team that took part in the filming for this new range and did the voice over for it. Backed by more than 120 years […]
Each year the fish farms can’t keep their trout contained and they escape into our nature. The fish doesn’t belong there, but can be quite fun to catch.
Salmon & Trout Conservation are proud to announce an exciting new partnership with leading tackle manufacturer, Hardy. The collaboration will see the two organisations work together on various projects to conserve wild fish and their waters, including the production and auction of two truly bespoke Hardy outfits for S&TC’s glittering Annual Auction this November. The flagship lot […]
The home of Hardy & Greys, one of the most famous tackle brands in the world, has come under threat for a second time. A bid to build 100 homes on the site occupied by the UK-based company has been refused. But an earlier proposal to develop the land for residential purposes will go to […]
The pond which is closest to the restaurant and the fly-fishing lake of Trout Fishery and Restaurant De Berenkuil in Putten were reserved for the Dutch Hardy Cup 2018; a competition that was fished on Saturday the 28th of April. Text and pictures Rudy van Duijnhoven Around a quarter […]
The competition fly-fishers that take part in the Hardy Cup 2018 this coming weekend, will all receive a special Hardy shirt with their name on it. The competition is once again fished on Saturday the 28th of April at Trout Fishery and Restaurant De Berenkuil in Putten, the Netherlands. Website: www.berenkuil.com.
After nine years, in 2009 was his last visit to the EWF, Andy Murray returns to the Experience the World of Fly Fishing on the 14th and 15th of April to demonstrate fly-casting. His career with Hardys began in the early 1980s as the professional casting instructor working from the prestigious 61 Pall Mall, […]