Hardy Continues to Promote Old School Fly Fishing

Hardy Casting Cup, made by Tiffany and Co. (image from Hardy)

Hardy USA will soon be sponsoring the second annual Hardy Cup casting tournament.  They will do so on August 4 and 5, 2012 at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum in Livingston, NY.  There will be many other events taking place as well, during CFFCM’s “Summerfest and Anglers’ Market.”

The Hardy Cup competition is limited to bamboo rods.  Hardy should be commended for promoting events related to classic tackle and angling; it’s one thing to sell products, but it is quite another to get involved in the community whose members appreciate those products.  And, mind you, casters need not use Hardy rods and reels.  Contact Jim Murphy at Hardy USA to enter the competition.

If you are one of those fly fishers, who thinks fish can only be caught with contemporary graphite rods and large-arbor reels, and that bamboo, fiberglass, and standard-arbor reels are obsolete, think again (know, too, that Hardy was making large arbor reels nearly a century ago).

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