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However, although Hardy wooden golf clubs also reached a high level of acclaim, the venture was closed in 1935 with the arrival of steel shafts into the market.
Instead, the Company established itself as the absolute specialist in fishing tackle.
Such reputations are not acquired easily, but it has never faltered throughout the Company’s long history.
Hardy history began in 1872, when William Hardy established himself as a gunsmith in his home town of Alnwick, Northumberland.
In the same year, Hardy (USA) Inc, was established as a marketing subsidiary to handle the growing demand in the American angling market.To ensure that some of the fishing tackle memorabilia in the Company’s possession was preserved for posterity, Hardy then decided to build a museum at its Alnwick headquarters.