The Shakespeare Fishing Company was founded by William Shakespeare Jnr, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA in 1897. William found fame by introducing an early ‘Backlash’ braking system on his ‘Wondereel’ which firmly put Shakespeare on the fishing map. Not to be outdone, his son Henry, later developed and introduced the ‘Wonderod’. One of the first crop of fishing rods to utilise glass fibre.
From these early beginnings, Shakespeare subsequently became a household name in the fishing world and has been making outstanding value fishing rods and other tackle ever since.
Their fly rods are renowned for offering amazing quality at realistic prices and their own Fly Lines were so well admired, many other leading Brands asked Shakespeare to make theirs too.
More recently, Shakespeare has joined the Pure Fishing Group and new investment in technology and innovation maintains the Shakespeare tradition and reputation.
The Shakespeare OMNI 2-pce fly rods are built on quality Carbon blanks that will get any beginner literally off to a flying start at amazing value..!!
The Shakespeare Sigma Supra 4-pce fly rod is built on a slim, medium to fast action blank, include Titanium Oxide stripping rings and a removable fighting butt on models of 9ft 6in and over!
The Shakespeare Agility Rise 4-pce fly rods offer a super range of light-line fly rods, brilliant for river and stream fishing, once again at unbelievable value.
The Shakespeare Agility 2 4-piece fly rods have been up-rated with faster actioned, 36/40 Tonne Carbon blanks with new tapers. Outstanding performance at this price point.
The Shakespeare Agility 2 ‘XPS’ Predator/Saltwater 4-pce fly rods are designed and built specifically for casting BIG flies and catching ‘toothy’ Pike, Salmon and Saltwater critters.