What the heck is an Aven Madison 8

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  1. East Fork

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    Someone gave me a couple of these Aven Rod Co. "Madison 8" rods. They are gorgeous but what heck are they? Some have not even been fished. They are are 8 feet long – thus the “8”. The handwritten note implies they are 6 weights built on Hardy blanks. I don’t know if that makes sense or not. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Has anybody heard of the Aven Rod Company?
     
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    Just in case anyone gives a rip, it turns out that Aven was a foreman for Hardy that went out on his own. He built custom rods on Hardy blanks of which I apparently have 3.
     
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