Hardy lots star at auc­tion

Trout Fisherman (UK) - - News & Views -

TACKLE man­u­fac­tur­ers Hardy are cel­e­brat­ing a new part­ner­ship with Sal­mon & Trout Con­ser­va­tion, by putting for­ward two be­spoke fish­ing out­fits for S&TC’s An­nual Auc­tion, due to take place on Novem­ber 14. It is hoped this will be the first of var­i­ous col­lab­o­ra­tive projects be­tween the two or­gan­i­sa­tions, in­tended to help con­serve wild fish and their waters. As S&TC re­ceives no gov­ern­ment money, fundrais­ing ini­tia­tives such as its An­nual Din­ner and Auc­tion at Fish­mon­ger’s Hall in Lon­don, are es­sen­tial to the con­tin­u­a­tion of its work. The two lots do­nated to this year’ auc­tion by Hardy are a unique S&TC Hardy Com­plete An­gler Out­fit and a be­spoke S&TC Hardy Trout Smug­gler Set. The first com­prises a Hardy Sal­mon Smug­gler 14ft 6in 10wt rod and a Hardy Trout Smug­gler 9ft 5wt rod, both fit­ted with

lim­ited edi­tion Hardy ‘Per­fect’ reels and match­ing fit­ted fly lines. Also in­cluded are two Richard Wheat­ley hand­made fly boxes, with an as­sort­ment of trout and sal­mon flies. The out­fit is pack­aged in a cus­tom-built leather case by Case­craft UK (val­ued at £3k). The sec­ond out­fit – a S&TC unit, Hardy Trout Smug­gler 9ft 5wt rod with lim­ited edi­tion Hardy ‘Per­fect’ reel, match­ing fit­ted fly line and a hand­made Richard Wheat­ley fly box with a se­lec­tion of trout flies. This out­fit comes in an alu­minium flight case with laser cut foam liner. While the live auc­tion is sold out, S&TC are ac­cept­ing pri­vate sealed bids. Con­tact S&TC’s fundrais­ing man­ager, Guy Ed­wards, to find out more and/or sub­mit bids: Guy@sal­mon-trout.org or 01425 652461.

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