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  Hardy Gladstone Palakona Fly Rod

Make no mistake, Hardy has always been one of the world leaders in the making of split bamboo rods. It was L.R. Hardy, nearly a century ago, who invented the planning machine that revolutionized the construction of this type of rod. Previously, rods had been hand planed, a process that could never achieve the straight, true-actioned split bamboo rod that comes from the machine. For over half a century, Hardy made ten thousand rods each year from split bamboo and our master rod builder Callum Gladstone has been fashioning them for over two decades. We use some of the classic rod designs of all time and in the world of split bamboo no-one has more experience or expertise than Hardy.

Even if you've got all the carbon fiber rods you’ll ever need, split bamboo offers a totally different and enjoyable approach to angling. Fishing is all about the whole experience. It draws pleasure from the environment, wildlife and the way you fish, and, of course, what you fish with. Hardy Gladstone rods are available in three classic tapers – Leonard (6'6"#3), Garrison (7'#4) and Payne (8'#5), all built by Callum Gladstone.

They are available in #3 and #5 weight options, perfect for smaller river trout and grayling. The sumptuous flamed bamboo, the agate butt ring, the chrome snake rings, the chestnut whippings and the swelled cork handle all symbolize a rod built with passion.

The question a purchaser has to ask himself is this: Is it likely that the rods which Hardy's imitators offer can be as good as those made by "Hardy," who have been developing and improving for nearly a century with their well-known manufacturing ability, and experience as anglers and casters? Is it likely that in the hopes of saving a few dollars in the initially you are getting the same value? Not a chance.

 Hardy Gladstone Fly Rods

• Flamed Palakona
•Progressive Medium Action
•Superb Split-Bamboo Construction with the use of New and Old Rod Technologies
•Nickel Silver reel seat fittings
Lightweight durable tungsten guides
•Effortless Casting Rod
Classic ‘Leonard’, ‘Garrison’ and ‘Payne’ tapers
Stunning ‘flamed’ bamboo tortoiseshell appearance
Agate butt and hayfork tip rings with chrome snake rings with translucent tyings
•Deep action with swelled butt providing power and excellent dampening characteristics





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 Hardy Gladstone Palakona Fly Rod: Specifications
Model  Line  Sections  Price
 6'6"  #3  2pc 1tip  $1995.00
 7'0"  #3  2pc 1tip  $1995.00
 6'6"  #4  2pc 1tip  $1995.00
 7'0"  #4  2pc 1tip  $1995.00
 7'6"  #4  2pc 1tip  $1995.00
 8'0"  #5  2pc 1tip  $1995.00

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New Products
CC de France Celebration Set
Hardy ‘C.C. de France’ Celebration Set retails for $7995.00   Only 100 will be produced. Serial number choice is on a first come first serve basis.   

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