Summerfest and the Hardy Brothers Cup
Jim Krul, the director of the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum (CFFCM) always felt that the CFFCM was the perfect place to hold the competition. Over 650 people attended the event on Saturday.
According to Per Brandin, a rod maker of some renown, the quality of the current Hardy bamboo rods is outstanding. That is high praise indeed, coming from that fellow.
Tom Moran, who built the replica rod, considers himself to be “just a working bloke.” However, his bamboo rods sell for $3,900 apiece. Nice work if you can get it. Brandin says his work is worth every penny. Since Per’s rods sell for nearly that amount, I guess his judgment is correct.