VINTAGE HARDY CC DE FRANCE TROUT FLY FISHING ROD
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Vintage Hardy Trout Fly Fishing Rod, The ‘C.C. de France’.
The Hardy ‘C.C. de France’ is a split cane Palakona 2-piece rod made by Hardy’s of Alnwick. The rod is in excellent condition with cane-coloured silk whippings, suction joint, adjustable alloy universal reel holder and 9′ cork handle. It has the registration number 12464C dating it to 1920’s. The rod is 9′ long and comes in a canvas bag. The rod has the painted black inscription spiralling around the shaft ‘the ‘C.C. de France Rod’, ‘Palakona, Regd. no 246936’. The butt and end rings are Agate, intermediate are snake rings.
Hardy’s say about the rod:
Hardy CC de France Fishing Rods
A very light rod of great power, similar to rods used with many successes in the Casting Club de France Tournaments.
Action: Inclined Stiff, for wet or dry fly.
Pieces: Two with one top. ‘Palakona’ split-bamboo.
Handle: cork covered, plain shaped.
Rings: Butt and end Agate, intermediate ‘snake’.
Tyings: Ordinary spaced narrow bands, cane-coloured silk.
Reel fittings and furnishings: universal.
One of the images is a copy showing the entry for the rod in a Hardy’s Anglers’ Guide & Catalogue.