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Hardy - Luis Marden Rod - Hardy Palakona Deluxe
$1,645.00

Hardy - Luis Marden Rod - Hardy Palakona Deluxe

$1,645.00
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Hardy - Luis Marden Rod - Hardy Palakona Deluxe
type: Bamboo
condition: E - Excellent
rod length: 8'6"
rod sections : 3/2
rod weight: 6
includes: Original Hardy silk logo rod sock and tube.
description: This rod should be in a museum. It was originally made by Hardy of England for Luis Marden of National Geographic fame. The rod ended up being owned by Joe Garman. Just a stunning rod with light colored cane with full intermediate wraps done in light tan and also signature wraps just above the script, agate stripper guide, bake light black insert with nickel silver by appointment logo stamp unlocking reel seat, with nice wood ferrule plugs. The only reason the rod is listed as "E" condition is the one tip have a bit of finish loss and this is not from being fished just age. I don't think the rod has ever been on the stream! Also the bottom of the rod tube needs to be repair as it is very thin The legendary explorer, photographer,fly fisherman, diver and yachtsman, The legendary explorer, photographer, diver and yachtsman, Luis Marden, who signed on in 1966 as the first member of the Boat U.S. National Advisory Council and whose career at the National Geographic Society spanned more than six decades, passed away on March 3 at the age of 90. He is survived by his wife, Ethel Cox Marden. Born Annibale Luigi Paragallo in Chelsea, MA, on Jan. 25, 1913, Marden's life of accomplishment included his discovery of the wreck of The Bounty, his recalculation of Columbus' voyage to the New World using Columbus' original logs, and his pioneering work as a photographer, both on land and underwater. According to the National Geographic, Marden "did more to introduce 35-mm color photography to the National Geographic than anyone else.", who signed on in 1966 as the first member of the Boat U.S. National Advisory Council and whose career at the National Geographic Society spanned more than six decades. Born Annibale Luigi Paragallo in Chelsea, MA, on Jan. 25, 1913, Marden's life of accomplishment included his discovery of the wreck of The Bounty, his recalculation of Columbus' voyage to the New World using Columbus' original logs, and his pioneering work as a photographer, both on land and underwater. According to the National Geographic, Marden "did more to introduce 35-mm color photography to the National Geographic than anyone else."Above all, he pursued his interests so far that he often made new discoveries. His offhand mention of a sea anemone in the Red Sea flashing different colors became the first published report of submarine fluorescence. An orchid lover, he discovered in Brazil a new species of orchid—which was named Epistephium mardeni in his honor. A devotee of H.G. Wells, he found in Madagascar two complete fossil eggs of Aepyornis, an extinct giant bird featured prominently in a tale by the English science fiction writer. And a lover of lobster dinners, he discovered a lobster parasite that was a new species of sea flea, dubbed, of course, Dolobrotus mardeni. A love of fly-fishing led to an interest in bamboo, of which fine fly rods are made. It further led, in 1974, to his becoming the first National Geographic representative since the Communist Revolution of 1949 to return to China. All he wanted to see was bamboo groves, but it just happened that China was beginning to open up he was just the right man at the right time in the right place. The rod has a very nice smooth full flexing action for dry fly fishing or streamers. It would be a great all around rod but would also look great behind the glass in a show case!


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