Sport Antiques Catalogue - Antique Fishing - Rods and reels
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Hardy "The De-luxe" Palakona Fishing Rod.
A beautifully restored 3 piece 9' split cane fly fishing rod by Hardy of Alnwick. The rod is in very good condition with the registration number 4103D (possibly dating it to 1924). It has the inscription spiralling around the rod, 'The Deluxe Rod. Palakona Regd'. The rod is a 3 piece rod with the original spare tip, canvas bag and Hardy alloy rod tube. The rod has been professional re-varnished and is with burgundy close whipping, bronze ferrules, suction joints, wood stoppers, varnished cork handle with alloy screw reel fitting. The reel screw fitting bears the Hardy's details and a Royal appointment seal with PAT No. 20875/22.
A stunning usable rod.
Showing is also a Hardy's Anglers' Guides catalogue entry for the rod.
This design embodies all that is useful and practical with great elegance and refinement, most carefully balanced, to fish either dry or wet fly, with great precision and delicacy.
Action:- Inclined stiff.
Pieces:- Three with two tops. 'Palakona' split-bamboo.
Handle:- Cork covered shaped hand grasp.
Ring:- Butt and end Agatipe, intermediate 'Fullopen' bridge.
Tyings:- Ordinary spaced narrow bands, crimson silk, intermediate rings, crimson silk.
Reel Fittings & Furnishings:- Fixed 'Screw-Grip' and cork covered housing.
Container:- Sateen partition bag in aluminium case.
H 274.5 cm