Hardy Bros., 7’0”, C.c. De France Bamboo Trout Rod.
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Hardy Bros., 7’0”, C.c. De France Bamboo Trout Rod.:
Hardy Bros., 7’0”, C.C. de France bamboo trout rod. This two-piece rod is an early example of this famed model, with a nickel silver spiked blued male ferrule, and light brown signature and intermediate silk winds. It has the all-cork reel seat with Hardy’s patented butt cap (known as the “Universal Reel Holder”) and aluminum sliding band. The serial number on the aluminum protective butt is E9551, 1954, which is beside the usual Hardy Bros. Royal Warrant. This 2.75 oz. rod is quite straight, with no repairs, although I suspect that it may have had a light over-coat that has been professionally done. It comes in a one-tip bag, and I will throw in a nice brass capped aluminum tube for protection.