Hardy Bros. Palakona "CC de France" Bamboo Rod 8' 5wt


For sale here is a Hardy Palakona "CC de France" 8' 5wt bamboo fly rod made in April of 1967. The rod had one tip, as was typical with Hardy rods. Blonde cane, reverse twist snake guides, agate stripper, oxidized brass ferrules, small cigar grip, bright aluminum cap and ring, bright red silks that contrast beautifully with the blonde cane. "G.R. STOCKS" written just below the female ferrule. The rod is in very good overall condition with the exception of a crude varnish touch up repair to the snake guide on the butt section and the original tip-top appears to have been replaced at some point. There is no evidence of breakage or repair but the silks are a shade lighter than the original wraps. Medium action. All sections are full-length and straight. Comes with its original labeled bag and a replacement Champion tube. An excellent and very classic all-around trout rod for the money. Serial number D/S. Ferrule size 14/64. Rod weighs 3.95 oz.

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