For sale here is an amazing Hardy Palakona "Gladstone" bamboo rod, handmade in Alnwick, England by Calum Gladstone. This one is 7 feet in length, two sections with two tips for a four weight line. Unused condition - "near mint" overall. Beautifully flamed and varnished cane with striking golden nodes. Light yellow / lime silks with red edges at the hook keeper, stripping guide, ferrules, and tip tops. German silver cap and ring over all-cork reel seat. The rod weighs 3 5/8 oz. The ferrules are size 13/64 and fit together nice and tightly. Very authoritative medium fast action. Comes with an original three-compartment Hardy bag (with ferrule plug pocket) and original cordura Hardy rod tube. The rod was initially delivered in 2006 as a one-tip rod and the owner had Mr. Gladstone make another tip for the rod in 2007. There is a very slight difference in the lengths of the two tips (approx. 1/16"), but the ferrule fit is perfectly tight on both tips. The reason we cannot describe the rod as "mint" is there is a very small chip in the varnish on one of the tips. The rod clearly hasn't seen water, so I am guessing the chip occurred from handling over the years. Don't miss out on this one as there aren't many of these Gladstone's floating around on the secondary market!
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