From Saturday, August 3rd through Sunday, August 4th Hardy USA and The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) will be holding the Third Annual Hardy Cup Cane Rod Casting Championship, during the Summerfest and Anglers Market at the CFFCM.
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. 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 the age of the rod.
This contest was first held in 2011 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 Hardy Bamboo Fly Rod, and have their name engraved on the Tiffany designed Hardy Brothers Cup which remains on display in the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum. The prize for second place is a Hardy Perfect Fly Reel, and the third place winner will take home a Hardy St. George Fly Reel.