Old Time Angler
~ Hardy Celebration Set ~
Hardy CC de France
Imagine it. The year is 1910
and the aristocratic Casting Club of France challenges John Hardy to produce
the lightest, most efficient split-bamboo rod ever to exist. The rod
designed and made, John James takes it to the annual casting competition
close to Paris. The crowd holds its breath. John James, personally, arrows a
tiny fly twenty-five yards with unerring accuracy into the small floating
hoop which is shrouded by branches on the far side of the flowing steam.
“Non!” “Mais oui!” A legend was born and the C.C. de France was in continual
production from 1911 to 1961.
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