Vintage Hardy Neroda Fishing Fly Box
A good Neroda Wet or Dry fly box made from bakelite with a brown tortoiseshell finish manufactured by Hardy's of Alnwick. The flies are hooked over the chenille covered bars and can not drop out or change position. Hardy's say about these boxes:- 'A severe shaking does not disturb them. Other important advantages are that the hackles are protected and the flies are always on view.
Neroda boxes will not bend or warp. They are not affected by exposure to damp and will not rust or corrode'.
The lid is embossed with 'HARDY BROS. MAKERS ENGLAND' and holding a small selection of fully dressed flies.
One of the most famous fishing tackle manufactures in the world is Hardy Brothers of Alnwick, Northumberland. They were and still are renowned for quality manufacturing of game fishing tackle. Their reputation has never faltered throughout the Company's long history which was started in 1872 by William Hardy and his brother John. The list of Hardy customers is very impressive. In 1901 they received their first Royal Warrant by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and in their time Hardy had more Royal Appointments bestowed upon them from most of the crowned heads of Europe, H.M.King George V amongst them.
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