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FIrst Annual Hardy Bros. Cup Celebrates The Cane Fly Rod

15/06/2011 The first Annual Hardy Bros. Cup cane rod casting competition is to be held at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum at Livingston Manor, New York State.

On August 6, 2011 Hardy USA and The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) will hold the first annual Hardy Bros. Cup casting competition, at the 29th Summerfest and Anglers Market at the CFFCM. This annual casting event will be open to all individuals and the only requirement is to use a bamboo fly rod 9' in length or smaller. This casting contest will be based on two distance casts and one accuracy cast. Handicaps will be applicable to rods under 8' in length and a tie breaker will be determined by the age of the rod. Casters should be able to cast a sight fly 50 feet with a 7.5' leader. Leaders and sight flies will be provided.

This contest was created by Hardy USA and CFFCM to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the introduction of the. Hardy C.C. de France Fly Rod by Hardy Bros. Ltd.

Click here to watch a video introduction from Hardy North America's Jim Murphy.

The over all point champion will receive a Commemorative 100th anniversary C.C. de France hand crafted by Hardy master rod makers, Tom Moran and Callum Gladstone. Second and third place finishers will receive a Hardy classic fly reel. The winning caster's name will be engraved on the Tiffany designed "Hardy Bros. Cup" that will remain on display in the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum. An award ceremony will take place at 6:30PM on Saturday, August 6, at a complimentary barbeque hosted by Hardy at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum.

This annual event has been designed to share in the pleasures of casting bamboo fly rods. No fee or advanced registration required.

For complete details on scoring and handicaps, please visit

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