This has been in the works for a while, but Hardy Bros and the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum recently announced the creation of the first Hardy Cup Competition to be held in Livingston Manor, NY on August 6th during the Catskill Center’s annual Summerfest event. Casting competitions abound, of course, but precious few are held for bamboo rods, and fewer still with this kind of backing. So put it on your calendar and come have some fun while supporting a great cause.
From Hardy’s press release:
Livingston Manor, NY. On August 6, 2011 Hardy USA and The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) will hold the first annual Hardy Bros. Cup casting competition, at the 29th Summerfest and Anglers Market at the CFFCM. This annual casting event will be open to all individuals and the only requirement is to use a bamboo fly rod 9′ in length or smaller. This casting contest will be based on two distance casts and one accuracy cast. Handicaps will be applicable to rods under 8′ in length and a tie breaker will be determined by the age of the rod. Casters should be able to cast a sight fly 50 feet with a 7.5′ leader. Leaders and sight flies will be provided.
This contest was created by Hardy USA and CFFCM to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the introduction of the Hardy C.C. de France Fly Rod by Hardy Bros. Ltd. The over all point champion will receive a Commemorative 100th anniversary C.C. de France hand crafted by Hardy master rod makers, Tom Moran and Callum Gladstone. Second and third place finishers will receive a Hardy classic fly reel. The winning caster’s name will be engraved on the Tiffany designed “Hardy Bros. Cup” that will remain on display in the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum. An award ceremony will take place at 6:30PM on Saturday, August 6, at a complimentary barbeque hosted by Hardy at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum.
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