Hardy Bros. "Palakona" Bamboo Rod 9'6" 3/2 with Bamboo Rod Case


For sale here is a Hardy Bros. Palakona 9'6" 3/2 bamboo rod. The rod has seen better days and is an excellent candidate for a complete restoration. The serial number C11738 dates this rod to 1921. The cork and reel seat remain in very good condition and would not need to be replaced. There is some slight delamination on the butt section near the cork. There is a guide missing on the mid section. The two tips are both in need of repair. The first tip is 1 3/4" short and the second tip has been broken off at the ferrule, and at some point the ferrule portion was lost leaving the tip only. Both of the red agate tip-tops remain. Red agate stripping guide. Brass ferrules fit together nicely and pop when pulled apart. Reverse English guides. Sliding band reel seat over cork. A classic medium wet fly action for a 5 or 6wt line. Ferrule sizes 17/64 and 11/64. Rod weighs 4.85 oz. The rod comes with original rod bag, original rod tube made of a hollowed culm of bamboo as well as the Hardy cover with label.

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