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The Featherweight Perfection Fishing Rod

£ 95

Category
Subcategory
Reference
27582
Height
251.5 cm (99")
Vintage Two Piece Hardy Fly Rod, Featherweight Perfection.
The Hardy 'Featherweight' is a split cane Palakona 2-piece rod made by Hardy's of Alnwick. The rod is in good used condition (broken tip) with green silk whippings, suction joints, adjustable alloy screw grip reel holder and 10 ½" cork handle. It has the registration number E76594 dating it to 1951. The rod is 8 ½ ft long and is in a Hardy's canvas bag. The rod has the painted black inscription spiralling around the shaft 'the 'Featherweight Perfection', 'Palakona' and 'Regd. Trade Mark'. The butt and end rings are Agate, intermediate are 'fullopen' rings.

Hardy's say about the rod:
The "Featherweight Perfection" Fly Rods

A light model of the 'Perfection' Rod, a perfect ladies rod.

Specification
Action: Inclined easy for general fly.
Pieces: Two with one top. 'Palakona' split-bamboo.
Handle: 10 ½ ins cork covered, shaped.
Joints: suction.
Rings: Butt and end Agatipe, intermediate "Fullopen" bridge.
Tyings: Ordianary spaced narrow bands, green silk.
Reel fittings and furnishings: Adjustable 'Screw-Grip' and cork covered housing.
Container: Proofed cloth partition bag with pocket for stoppers.
Length: 8 ½ ft 9 ft.
Weight: 5 ozs 5 ½ ozs.

One of the images is a copy showing the entry for the rod in a Hardy's Anglers' Guide & Catalogue.
Height
251.5 cm (99")
Condition
Good condition, broken tip.
Year
1951
Period
1950-1999
Medium
Bamboo
Country
United Kingdom
Signed Inscribed Dated
Hardy Bros.