Limited edition No008 of 100 boxed sets of the Hardy Gold Medal and Hardy 2 5/8″ Houghton all brass perfect, presented in a bespoke mahogany presentation box. This is a rare opportunity to own a real piece of angling history.
The rod is brand new and untouched and complete with a smooth cork handle, agate butt and tip rings with snake rings on all sections, burgundy silk whippings with intermediates throughout, hardwood rod stoppers and ferrule protectors. 4 piece (2 tips) 8’2″ long. stamped with the serial No008.
The reel is brand new and again never been used and complete with an early (flat) 1896 check spring, straped rim tension screw, perforated spool with large and small holes, ivorine handle and stamped with the serial No008.
The box is in very good condition and fitted with push-lock buttons either end, a centre storage section and a stand/rack for the rod and reel.