In superb original condition as I doubt it has been used more than a few times. Whipped in black silk whippings tipped with red, alloy rings with agate tip ring, the cane is a beautiful dark honey colour, with original Hardy bag and rod stopper which are also in excellent condition. A must for any lover of the Mk IVs and Avon’s etc or collector of Hardy tackle.
I have fished the Richard Walker Avon a couple of times, and preferred it to my B James Mk IV. It feels a little less ‘stick-like’. The ultimate classic carp/Avon rod, made by the ultimate maker. Hardy’s only made this rod for one year (1957) so they are very rare. Built by Hardy’s during a period when Walker was a consultant to them. Beautifully finished, as you would expect from Hardy’s.