I have an unused, investment quality, Hardy Marksman C & R net that I have only displayed with my Restigouche Collection. These hand crafted limited issue commemorative trout and grilse nets have become quite rare since their release in 2010. Hardy made this superlative angling accessory to celebrate their heritage of building landing nets since 1900.
This handsome Burled Amboyna wood handle has a Hardy medallion insert on both sides. The hoop and handle are strengthened with a maple 3 ply frame highlighted with an Amboyna spacer.
This is the large model and it’s dimensions are 25 inches long by 8 1/2 wide. The inner hoop measures 16 X 8 inches.
The C & R designed knotless nylon rubberized & elasticized mesh has a shallow flat pan design with 1/4 inch squares designed not to damage a trouts fins or scales. The bag is 15 inches deep and matches the inner hoop, 16 X 8, which can be used to measure your catch. The handle is inscribed from 19 to 24 inches, to utilize the outside length of the net as a scale.
An integrated magnetic quick release is built into handle with a lanyard and swivelling French Clip to attach the net to D ring on vest.
A nylon protective fitted case, 26 inches long by 12 wide can be used for transport. The case is ventilated and has a side zipper. The case has a loop at the top, along with an optional adjustable shoulder sling with swivelling detachable clips, so that it can be worn on your back to keep the net back from being snagged in the brush while stalking trout.
This is a gorgeous Hardy angling accessory and built to compliment an elegant Perfect or Bougle reel.
$500. US plus shipping.
Regards from the Restigouche....Jim