Question: How old is the bamboo rod at Hardys?

Though overshadowed by the companys famous reels, Hardy Bamboo fly rods date all the way back to the 19th century when it debuted the award-winning Palakona model in 1881.

Are bamboo rods worth anything?

Yes, antique bamboo rods are unique and sought-after collection pieces. The most expensive bamboo rod sold in an auction was about 20000$ worth. But more generally if you get 3000$ this is a very good price.

How old is my bamboo fly rod?

Dating a given fishing rod can be as simple as looking up the serial number or as involved as knowing how and when different makers employed different building practices. To the trained eye, everything from the style of the ferrules to the color of the bamboo can help identify the age of a fishing rod.

Do bamboo rods break easily?

The tips on my rods are finer than on many other bamboo rods. People are under the impression that they are therefore very delicate and can break easily when fishing. This is not the case. When a rod is properly used in casting and fishing, the stress on the tip is immediately transferred down the rod towards the butt.

Where are hardy fly rods manufactured?

While only the elite Hardy Bros. models are still made in England, each and every rod bearing the Hardy logo is indeed a Hardy. In 2011, Hardy reinvented itself to become a leading manufacturer of fly rods as well.

How can you tell if a fly rod is vintage?

Some better vintage rods have brass or alluminum tags with the craftsmans name and rod model clearly marked. Tags can be glued or pinned in the cork handle or even wraped on the base of the bamboo rod length. If there is no tag, look for evidence one was there and has fallen off or been removed.

Why are bamboo fly rods so expensive?

If you are a fly fisher, I dont think your life is complete without fishing a bamboo rod a few times, or better yet owning one. Because they take a long time to make and so much hand labor goes into them they are expensive.

Do fly rods break easily?

The more fiberglass in a rod blank, the slower the action will be. Many of todays high performance, fast action rods have little to no fiberglass in their construction. This does not mean these rods are weak, but they are more prone to breaking when mishandled.

Are Hardy rods made in Korea?

Echo Rods and Dan Bailey waders as well as many other products made in the east do well in the fly fishing community. Some would say the Hardy reels made in Korea are superior, because of the superior machining equipment found in the East.

Are Hardy fly rods any good?

The Hardy Ultralite Sintrix NSX fly rod casts superbly across all distances and can deliver power for the longest cast. It is also a great choice if you are looking for the utmost in precision at shorter distances. The feedback of the rod is excellent.

Are bamboo fly rods good?

Bamboo fly rods are ideal for dry flies on small to medium-sized streams. Bamboo fly rods are noticeably heavier than their modern counterparts. The good news is that most high-end bamboo fly rods come with a great warrantee, should they break and need repair.

How do I identify a fly rod?

Closely examine the large blank that has the handle attached--commonly called the butt section. Grip size and shape, reel seat materials and type, winding checks, ferrules and line guides will provide clues to help identify the rod builder and year of manufacture. Determine the type of bamboo used to make the rod.

How much does a bamboo fly rod cost?

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What is the worlds most expensive fishing rod?

Oyster Bamboo Fly Rod – $4,600 An Oyster Bamboo Fly Rod starts at $4,600, thus making it the most expensive fishing rod that can be found out there on the market. In part, this is because each example is hand-crafted upon the customer making a purchase.

Why did my fly rod snap?

Its pretty common for fly rods to break at the ferrules. The female ferrule can split and often the shaft will snap on the male end, either inside or near the ferrule. When a rod breaks at the ferrule, it is almost always because that ferrule has become loose.

What causes a fly rod to break?

A loose ferrule can cause cracks in the female end or cause the male ferrule to break off. 3. Check your ferrules periodically while youre fishing. As ferrules loosen, theres less and less material keeping the two rod sections connected when the rod flexes.

What fly rods are made in Korea?

South Korean Manufacturers of fly rod and Suppliers of fly rodDouble J Corp. South Korea Manufacturer. River Runs Co., Ltd. South Korea Manufacturer. Joy Corp. South Korea. Weihai Yinwan Fishing Gear Co., Ltd. South Korea. Tg Corp. South Korea. J.S. Corporation. Eurasia Container Line. Green Globe Lineco.More items

Are Hardy fly rods made in England?

Hardy, based in Alnwick, England has been handcrafting innovative fly gear since its formation in 1872 and is still recognized as the finest fly rods and reels in the world.

Why are bamboo rods so expensive?

If you are a fly fisher, I dont think your life is complete without fishing a bamboo rod a few times, or better yet owning one. Because they take a long time to make and so much hand labor goes into them they are expensive.

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