Customer catches

We love hearing from our customers and it’s particularly exciting to hear about the fantastic catches that have been made using tackle we’ve supplied. Below are a few of our favourites. If you have a catch to share we would love to see it, please send photos to Kirsty, on

Brian Trussell of Pennsylvania sent us these images of catches made using his Hardy Graphite De Luxe 11’ 7/8 fly rod, which he tells us is now his favourite tool. Brian is lucky enough to be able to fish for river brown trout, large river smallmouth, and rainbows on his doorstep in Pennsylvania Spring Creeks. Thanks to Brian for sending us these images!

Jim got in touch to tell us about this fantastic catch on his very special Abel Super 12 Saltaire reel, in the Garden of the Kings, Cuba. This reel is decorated with the Scottish flag and was one of our favourites, and it’s great to see it being put to such great use!

Below is our very own John Stephenson with a fantastic trout, taken from the little river Rother whilst filming for Channel 4 on fishing antiques. Caught on a #4 weight rod and nymph.

Another image of John light line fishing in his favourite haunt, the Florida Keys. This fine 30lb barracuda was taken on an Abu Killer plug on 12lb outfit, while skiff fishing with Jim Perry around the Big Pine Key flats.