Hardy Bros. "Salmon De-Luxe" Hollokona Bamboo Rod 9' 7wt

SKU: VFT1185

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For sale here is a Hardy Bros. "Salmon De-Luxe" Hollokona 9' 3/2 7wt bamboo rod. Serial #H70432, made in 1956. The rod is in excellent original condition. All sections are full length and straight, the tips were made 3/4" shorter than the mid and butt. 

The rod features browntone cane with Chinese red wraps and black tipping using the usually thicker thread of English rods. Bright guides. Clear agate stripping guide. The wrap-around script remains clean and bold. Full wells grip 7" in length with mild soiling and a bit of very light ridging towards the top. Aluminum up-locking reel seat with a handsome bakelite spacer. The hard rubber fighting butt unscrews to accept the custom made 2 1/4" cork and rubber fighting butt or the original 4 1/4" cork fighting butt. The ferrules are size 13/64 and 19/64 with an excellent fit. Includes original ferrule plugs. The rod weighs 7.25 oz. with the rubber butt cap. The action is medium-fast with plenty of backbone. Despite the weight and length, the rod balances very well in the hand. A terrific dry-fly salmon or steelhead rod. Includes the original bag with a sleeve for the fighting butt and aluminum tube with brass fittings.