Repatriated Bougle Fly Reel
Hardy has begun the process of bringing the production of their classic reels back to the UK. The Bougle is the first style and will be offered in
five sizes, including the favorite, Baby Bougle.
The first Hardy Bougle reel was catalogued in 1903, and was, as it remains to this day, a variation on the famous Hardy Perfect reel. The variation was initially requested by Frenchman Louis Bougle, an extremely
knowledgeable fisherman and tournament caster who requested that Hardy produce a reel with a good line capacity which remained light enough to balance rods between 4 1/2oz and 8oz.
From this initial request, the Bougle reel went from strength to strength and became one of the most famous reels in angling history.
Now, 110 years later, we at Hardy Bros, Alnwick are proud to offer a new variant of the Bougle reel which we feel is one of the best yet – with its rolling pillar, reversible click check, naval brass bush and spindle and its hand polished, deep anodised ‘pearl silver’ finish, this Bougle reel is sure to become one of the classics.
Made by time served Hardy Bros reel makers here in Alnwick, England, this Bougle reel comes presented in a beautiful, UK made, soft leather, sheepskin lined reel case.
The series will be rolled out with first inventories available September through November. MSRP: $475 - $555.