VINTAGE HARDY CC DE FRANCE TROUT FLY FISHING ROD £ 320 More about Hardy Bros.Category FishingSubcategory Rods Reference27579 Vintage Hardy Trout Fly Fishing Rod, The ‘C.C. de France’. The Hardy ‘C.C. de France’ is a split cane Palakona 2-piece rod made by Hardy’s of Alnwick. The rod is in excellent condition with cane-coloured silk whippings, suction joint, adjustable alloy universal reel holder and 9′ cork handle. It has the registration number 12464C dating it to 1920’s. The rod is 9′ long and comes in a canvas bag. The rod has the painted black inscription spiralling around the shaft ‘the ‘C.C. de France Rod’, ‘Palakona, Regd. no 246936’. The butt and end rings are Agate, intermediate are snake rings.