HARDY HOLLOW BUILT "PHANTOM" BAMBOO ROD...$400 SOLD

This Hardy 8 ½' 2-piece, 1-tip rod from the 1980s is marked as a "Hollokona" Phantom. Weight on my scale is 4 1/8 ounces, quite light for an 8'6" rod. According to knowledgeable people in the British rod trade, the design came from a collaboration between Hardy and Jon Tarrantino, famous casting champion. The Phantom has parabolic tapers, and is perhaps the only example of a production hollow-built parabolic rod. Casts a 6wt with parabolic feel and surprising punch.


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