Hardy Conquest

IMG_2852More than 140 years have passed since the Hardy Brothers set up shop in Alnwick, a picturesque market town in eastern Northumberland. Initially gunsmiths, the Hardys made the sensible expansion into fishing and by the early 20th Century were developing a fine reputation for fly and coarse tackle production.

The Conquest was designed with long trotting in mind. A true centre-pin, the reel is lightweight, with a narrow drum that is begging to be turned by the pull of a stick float in a steady current.

Hardy recently revived the Conquest, giving it a 21st Century makeover that even included plastic components. The new model does look good, but we’ll settle for the silk of the original.

50 Kelvington Road, London, SE15 3EH, United Kingdom