FS Pristine Antique Hardy "The Itchen Palakona" Bamboo Rod

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Hiouchibear

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First, the history on this rod. Decades ago, one of my fly fishing partners was a guy by the name of Glen Stockwell. He has since passed away. He was the author of "The House of Hardy", a definitive book on the history of Hardy. Glen collected Hardy reels and rods, some of which I purchased from him. He made a trip to the Hardy company and during that visit, took with him an antique Hardy bamboo rod (the one I have for sale) and had Hardy refurbish it to like new condition with components to match the original. It's a 9.5 foot traditional slow action rod. I've never tried a line on it but would guess it to be about a seven or eight weight. Of course, the line size is subjective as one size up or down most often does little but change the action of the rod. It has two tips and it has the original storage bag and protective aluminum case for them. There are no defects in the rod what-so-ever. It's a gorgeous rod. I have a number of old bamboo rods that I am keeping. Most of them are truly keepsakes i.e. from my father. However, this one is one that I'm not attached to and I'm trying to downsize my "stuff".

I live out of the area but am planning a trip to visit a friend in Vancouver, WA in the weeks ahead. I thought I'd put some things in the classified section and if someone wants to buy them, I can deliver them during my trip to Vancouver. So far, I've sold one item already; my Almarco ten foot mini-drifter, now in Mark's garage in Seattle.

I'm asking $300 for the rod, which I believe is a good price. It's probably a slower action rod than most would want to fish with but it's so gorgeous that it would be great displayed. Of course, it could be used...and it would be like stepping back into the days of the slow action, bamboo rods.
 

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