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Hardy brothers of alnwick brass perfect fly reel.

Hardy Brothers

Of all the companies who have ever been involved in the manufacture and supply of fishing tackle, there is no doubt that Hardy Brothers of Alnwick stand out as the foremost maker. Now, this is a sweeping statement that certainly will be challenged by many people.


John Brown Moscrop

John Brown Moscrop was born in Bury close to Manchester in the county of Lancashire in 1830. After starting his working life as an articled clerk to a firm of Architects he realised that it was not for him and left. His chosen profession was that of a cotton spinner.

William Brown Ebonite and Brass Plate Wind Reel. Possibly Slater Made.

A Town Like Aberdeen

Many people have an eclectic tackle collection, others will specialise in one make, or only reels, or a specific area. I know one collector who only collects Hardy split cane rods under 8 foot.

Some collect within time lines and other, like Colin Innes collect tackle from Aberdeen

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