The Hardy Brothers Cup

The Hardy Bros. Cup

Hardy USA Partners with Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum

To discover the pleasures of bamboo fly rods and find a casting champion.

 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.   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 during our Summerfest/Jubilee Weekend at a complimentary barbeque hosted by Hardy.

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 and supply their own reel with line.  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 age of 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 annual event was designed to share in the pleasures of casting bamboo fly rods.

No fee or advanced registration required.

A casting field will be laid out at upcoming CFFCM events:

May 25, 2013 for the CFFCM Annual Dinner Weekend.