For sale here is a Hardy Bros. The "Tourney" 9' 2/1 6-7wt bamboo rod. Serial no. E96836, made in 1955. The rod is in mostly original condition, the butt cap has been re-glued back on and the guide wraps received a light varnish touch-up coat. All sections are full length with sets in both. The tip section was made 3/4" shorter than the butt.
The rod features bright pumpkin colored cane with dark burgundy wraps. Agate tip-top. The script remains clean and bold. The full wells grip measures 6 1/4" in length with only light wear. Bright aluminum cap and ring reel seat over a cork spacer. The blued step-down Swiss-style ferrules are size 17/64 with an excellent fit. The rod weighs 5.65 oz. The medium-fast dry-fly action is swift and authoritative with a good deal of backbone for casts into the next county. A terrific streamer rod though it was likely intended for tournament casting. Includes the original bag and no tube.
Don't miss out on this neat Hardy tournament casting rod.
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