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Vintage Hardy fly fishing rod, the 'Phantom'.
The Hardy 'Phantom' is a split cane Palakona 2-piece rod made by Hardy's of Alnwick. The rod is in excellent condition with black silk whippings tipped with red, suction joint, adjustable alloy universal reel holder and 12' cork handle. It has the registration number H53332A dating it to 1963. The rod is 10' long and is in the original Hardy's canvas bag, with label. The rod has the painted black inscription spiralling around the shaft '#7, the 'Phantom', 'Palakona' and 'Regd. Trade Mark, 10''. The butt and end rings are Agate, intermediate are snake rings.