Hardy Trout Rods:
Swift Mk II
CC De France
Hardy Double-Handed Rods:
Swift Mk II
Hardy Palakona Double-Handed Rods:
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Hardy Classic Palakona Fly Rods
Hardy Fairchild & Fairchild Jr.
Tree & Two-piece models with spare tip.
Reproduced from the
popular 1930s Fairchild Rod.
Fairchild rods are very
light and at the same time powerful enough to kill fairly large trout.
Built of “Palakona” Split-Bamboo in
three Joints, with two Tops, Cork-covered Handle, Hardy’s “Suction”
Joint, “Snake” Intermediate, with Agate Butt and End Rings.
Three-piece with spare tip. Known as President Eisenhower's favorite
rod, the Marvel reigned as the most prized Hardy Palakona from its
introduction in 1925 to 1970. With its slow action and built-in
reserve power, the Marvel can punch through the most frustrating
headwinds and precisely present the smallest dries. It's the lightest
practical rod to trick highly selective trout on spooky spring creeks.
And the fluid feel is enough to make any bamboo enthusiast grin with
Two-piece with spare tip. The Phantom is very strong and feels more
like a modern graphite in action. During the middles 60's the Phantom
was the rod to own. Designed by Jim Hardy, the Phantom's firm butt
section matched to a slightly stiffer tip gave anglers the ability to
roll cast long distances and drop dry flies with pin-point accuracy.
Perfect for weighted wets or bushy dry flies. The Phantom balances
well in the hand and becomes a true extension of the angler's forearm.
Wrapped in black silks as the original.
Hardy CC de France
Two-piece with spare tip. The C.C. De France is stiffer than the norm
and throws a very tight controlled loop. In the early part of the
century, if you were a serious fly caster, you attended the European
casting tournaments held by the Casting Club of France. It was here in
1911 that John James Hardy cast a world record 81 feet with his 7'
Palakona. After the tournament the rod was christened the C.C. de
France and its production spanned 50 years until 1961. Wrapped in deep
Ruby color thread, the C.C. de France is an excellent dry fly rod. May
also be ordered in the original tan cane colored wraps.
Hardy Classic Palakona Rods
• Two tip construction
• Traditional blonde color cane
• Comfortable stylized cigar grip
• Hardy's Universal "W" reel housing with
• Rosewood ferrule plug
Hardy Classic Palakona Fly Rod: Specifications
With the rods which you have made for me I have taken at one cast two
one-pound Rainbows and had no trouble in landing them both. You make the
best rods in the world.
S. W. FAIRCHILD. - 1917 Hardy Guuide
LEUCHARS, FIFE. 21/9/25.
The “Fairchild” Light Trout Rod has given nothing but satisfaction, and I
am very pleased indeed with it. It has been much admired both for
workmanship and action.
S. E. KIRSTEN. - 1926 Hardy Guide
I received the “Fairchild” rod in fine shape, as it was properly packed,
and came through in good condition. The rod is a beautiful piece of
workmanship – the best I have seen, and I am very proud of it. I wish to
congratulate your organization upon the ability to turn out such excellent
||3/ 2 tips
||2 7/8 oz
||3 1/8 oz
||2/ 2 tips
||3 1/8 oz
|CC de France
||2/ 2 tips
||3 3/8 oz
I am very pleased with the 7ft. 6in. “Marvel” Rod- it is just the thing for
small streams. I have killed two trout of 15 ozs. And 14 ozs. on it. The
length of line it will cast is wonderful. G. R. WILSON. - 1931 Hardy Guide
THIRSK, Feb. 9,
MESSRS. HARDY BROHTERS.
DEAR SIRS, - The fly rod you made for me is perfect. I can throw a longer
and better line with it than any other I ever used; and it is so light and
well balanced that it never tires me.
Yours truly, CHAS. SWARBECK – 1883 Hardy Guide
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Hardy ‘C.C. de France’ Celebration Set. Only 100 will be produced.
Serial number choice is on a first come first serve basis.