Hardy Bougle Anniversary Reel
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Limited Edition fly reel, handbuilt in Alnwick, England in a run of 110 numbered reels - to commemorate 110 years since production of the first Bouglé reel.

We are one of the few UK suppliers to have one of these reels available - The one you will be purchasing is limited edition reel number 10 - left hand wind.

In the early 1900s, Hardy's were approached by an extraordinarily flamboyant Frenchman, at that time almost unknown in England, whose name would become familiar to two generations of the firm's customers and would echo down even to our own time. His name was Louis Bouglé, and although he was well-known on the French tournament casting circuit, he only would only become famous in Britain after 1903, when William, John James, and Forster Hardy took him at his word and modified the Perfect reel to the Frenchman's exacting specifications.

Bouglé may have been eccentric, but he was an exceptionally skilled angler and his reputation was enough for the Hardy's to take a standard Perfect frame and patiently file it down to produce a lightweight variant. The new reel had an eye-catching design, with raised pillars and while it was unmistakably a Perfect, it was a very special one.

The very first Bouglé was a 3" reel listed in the 1903 catalogue, in which a note by William Hardy indicates that a 3¼" version was in the pipeline - the two sizes were listed right up to the outbreak of war in 1939.
The 1912 Pattern Check

The model presented here is the first ever 3 ¼ inch Bouglé to feature the prized 1912 check.
The 1912 pattern check is thought by many to be the most attractive of all the many different styles of check fitted to the Perfect reel, although the reason for its introduction was probably because owners had experienced trouble with the early mechanisms jamming in use. The new check introduced a 'floating' pawl, connected via a spring to a brass lever. As you can see from the artwork, a twist of the regulator was all that was needed to set the drag using this remarkably elegant mechanism.


Designed, developed and manufactured by Hardy Bros. in Alnwick, England
Limited Edition of 110 - to celebrate 110 years of Bouglé manufacture
Hand-assembled and inspected by Hardy Bros. master reel makers
Features the prized Hardy Bros. '1912' check system
Ivorine type handle
6061 aluminium bar stock construction
Polished 'Pearl Silver' anodised finish
'Rolling' line guard pillar
Hardy Bros. block leather horseshoe reel case
Supplied with commemorative limited edition collectors 'Bouglé anniversary' medallion
Left Hand Wind Version
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Brand Hardy
Product Code HER370L
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