Celebrated "Alnwick Greenheart" Trout Fly Rod
Three sections + spare (broken) tip
Connected by Hardy's "Lock-fast" Joints (* ref)
Complete with original Hardy Bros.cloth case.
Spear Attachment engraved:
According to David Bullock, the Countrystore/Museum Manager at the House of Hardy, the rod serial number dates it as made in 1897,
The "Alnwick Greenheart" series was manufactured between 1886 and 1952.
David was very helpful and provided a photocopy from one of the original
They were considered "suitable for MAHSEER, SALMON, TROUT, GRAYLING etc"
* Fishing Salmon and Trout, H Cholmondeley-Pennell, Longmans, Green & Co 1886, p77
** Fishing Salmon and Trout, H Cholmondeley-Pennell, Longmans, Green & Co 1886, p63
House of Hardy, Willowburn, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 2PF. England
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