Its probably fair to say that anyone who has an interest in Angling at some time or another has heard the name Hardy.
All over the globe, there are people who love to fish and in the universal
language of the sport, one name reigns supreme - that of Hardy. For well over a
century, House of Hardy has been renowned as the manufacturer of the finest game
fishing tackle in the world - the name is synonymous with quality and
excellence. Such reputations are not acquired easily, but it has never faltered
throughout the company's long history.
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House of Hardy - Custom built Palakona Fly Rod in two pieces. An outstanding
rod built in 1981 for a gentleman by the name of Ted Yeaman. The rod is named the
"Ted Yeaman Special". Two pieces, 9 foot 6 inches long carrying a weight #7 line.
It is whipped in red with green intermediates. Nickel silver butt ring and stainless
steel snake rings. A superb rod in mint unused condition.
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House of Hardy Palakona 6 foot 8 inch, weight #4 split cane Fly Rod in two sections.
Only used twice on the River Test.
A Hardy built cane Fly Rod, The Holllight. No H32073 is marked on the reel seat.
It is 8 foot long and in excellent condition. Very straight and with original bag.
Only one top section and no line weight marked on the rod.
A Hardy Jet Fibalite 8 foot two piece fly rod, line rated #6, agate butt guide,
snake intermediates, whipped orange, spigot ferrule, keeper ring, cork handle and
up screw alloy reel seat, in as new condition with makers original cloth bag.
A Hardy 9 foot Jet Fibalite Fly Rod #6. The rod is made of glass fibre in immaculate
House of Hardy - Limited Edition Celebration Fly Rod and Reel Hardy - Split bamboo
fly fishing rod and reel, the 50th of only 100 limited edition sets. The James Hardy
Celebration Set 2005, a unique piece of angling history which is one of only 100
produced. In this instance it happens to be the 50th one produced of this limited
edition set. With the certificate of authenticity as can be seen in the picture.
The set comes complete in a leather Emmebi case made of first choice materials
by the best traditional Italian craftsmanship. The leather pouch with keys to lock
the case can be seen in the picture. In 1910 John James Hardy received a request
from members of the aristocratic Casting Club of France for a short, light, split-bamboo
The club held their meetings under the presidency of Baron de Neuflize, at their
headquarters in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris. One of the events at their annual casting
tournament was "The Little Rivers" where extreme accuracy was required to place
a fly into small floating hoops placed under overhanging branches along a wooded
stream. Thus the requirement for a short light rod.
John James responded by producing a 7ft, 2 piece rod that weighed a shade over
3oz, which he personally demonstrated to the club members in the Bois de Boulogne,
Paris. He succeeded in casting 25 yards to the amazement of onlookers. The little
rod became Hardy's all time favourite bamboo fly rod and was catalogued under the
name of 'C.C. de France' from 1911 to 1961.
To mark the achievement, Hardy's craftsmen have re-created that famous rod and
presented it in this highly collectable Celebration Set, in a handsome Italian leather
case. Along with the rod is a silver anodised Bougle Reel, inscribed with 'C.C de
France', a double-taper four-weight silk fly line and a commemorative medal inscribed
with the 'C.C. de France' Logo.
This rod is MINT CONDITION and as never been to the river bank a superb example
of this very collectable rod, the rod is the Smuggler deluxe graphite carbon fibre
fly rod,8ft 2 1/2 inches long, it weighs 2 1/2 oz, still as the original plastic
on the cork, not a blemish or a mark on the rod anywhere.
An 8 piece, 9 foot 5 inch, Hardy Graphite #7 Smuggler Fly Fishing Rod. The rod
is in very good condition, totally original, comes with rod bag and a leather protective
A scarce and unique Hardy "The "Traveller's" combination split cane "Palakona"
Valise Trout Rod, originally made from 1956 to 1963 only but this rod is special
order J series rod that dates it to 1979-80. This modern build of the classic, means
it benefits from advances in glues and materials making a rod that will keep working
and can be appreciated by generations to come. It also has two top pieces. This
rod is in stunning condition with no faults having only been used on a handful of
outings to remote Scottish hill lochs since new. The rod packs down to 25 inches
so is one of the few practical bamboo smuggler style rods that really do capture
the essence of a travel rod whilst being practical and casting wonderfully. The
rod has deep red whippings, full open bridge rings with agate lined tips and suction
blued nickel silver ferrules. The rod comes complete in its original hardy bag.
These rods can be built to order today by Hardy's however the replacement estimate
would run to several thousand pounds. These rods rarely come up for re-sale and
I've never seen another for sale in this condition.
Overall there are six pieces to the rod including the reversible handle that
comes with hardwood ferrule stoppers for the end not in use and two top pieces.
The rod can be made up in various combinations of:
Rod comes in its original custom bag.