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C.C. De France 7'6" #4

Hardy C.C. de France, 7 ft. 6 in., 2/2, 4 wt., aluminum slide band over cork spacer, dark burgundy silk wraps, full intermediate wraps, bright guides and tip tops, oxidized nickel silver ferrules, wood and cork ferrule plug, agate stripper guide, hook keeper, comes with bag and aluminum tube.  Very fast action and could easily throw a 5 wt. line. This is one of the three CC. de France rods we commissioned to be made when Hardy was getting their bamboo shop reopened with Tom Moran and Gladstone.  It has been lightly used and aside from just a little dirt on the cork, it still looks new.

The C.C. de France was made by Hardy between 1911 and 1961 and was Hardy's all time most successful bamboo fly rod. James Hardy developed it at the request of the aristocratic Casting Club of France for a short, light bamboo rod but one that would throw a long line but also with extreme accuracy so they could place flies into small floating hoops under overhanging branches. These rods are rockets and are very fast.