As the photos show, the rod is in absolutely superb condition and comes with a rod bag. A beautiful hand crafted split cane fly rod by G Brandreth of Derby.
The first place I'd point people, and somewhere I've bought a number of rods from, is to the excellent Classified section over at Fly Forums.Although Hardy is no longer a family run business, they stay true to the original values and the founders’ dedication for constant improvement to produce the best tackle and clothing for all anglers.This is one of the classic cane coarse fishing rods.[For I see in my thoughts, my sweet fire, One cold tongue, and two beautiful closed eyes Will remain full of sparks after our death.] was begun at Stoke-Poges in the autumn of 1742, probably on the occasion of the funeral of Jonathan Rogers, on the 31st of October. (Price sixpence).'' There was a preface by Horace Walpole.In the winter of 1749 Gray took it in hand again, at Cambridge, after the death of his aunt, Mary Antrobus. The poem was circulated in MS., and on the 10th of February 1751 Gray received a letter from the editor of the , asking leave to publish it. The text here given is that of the Edition of 1768, which appears to be authoritative and final.