Hardy - Palakona 8'6" 3/2 6wt Bamboo Rod
For sale here is a Hardy Palakona, 8'6"6wt, 3-piece / 2-tip bamboo rod in excellent++/near mint condition. Serial #J2233. Featuring lightly tempered cane with clear agate stripping guide and low bridge guides all the way up, wrapped in crimson thread & black tipping. All sections are straight and full length. Blued ferrules fit perfectly and retain an approximately 1/16" gap, even when the ferrule is fully seated (confirmed with a micrometer). Both female ferrules are fitted with aluminum and cork ferrule plugs. The rod has a strap & ring hook keeper over 7" full wells grip that retains the original plastic. Up-locking reel seat over black plastic spacer. The screw collar has the Hardy's roll stamp and the serial number is stamped at the bottom of reel seat. Stated weight is 6oz, although it's closer to 6 1/8oz on my scale. The rod appears to have been lawn cast only. Sold in the original blue canvas bag with detached paper data label.