Hardy Smuggler DeLuxe 8'2 1/2" 6wt 7pc Graphite Fly Rod

For sale here is a Hardy Smuggler DeLuxe 8' 2 1/2" 6wt 7pc graphite fly rod. Serial no. KT67141. The rod is in excellent+ condition. Oddly, though marked as 8' 2 1/2" the rod measures out to be 8' 4 1/2" when fully assembled. Sanded oxblood colored blank with burgundy wraps and red tipping. All of the script and decals remain in excellent condition. The spigot ferrules fit perfectly with a slight gap to allow for wear over time. Witness marks for easy alignment. Cigar grip 5 1/4" in length with only light soiling from limited use. Bronze colored aluminum cap and ring reel seat over a cork spacer. The rod weighs a lean 2.45 oz. The action is fast but with much more feel than most modern graphite rods. Though marked for a 6wt line a DT5 would also suit the rod well. This is the ultimate hiking/backpacking rod. Each section is only 15" in length, suitable for even the smallest backpacks. The rod comes with the original bag and original leather tube with brass fittings and gold hardy logo embossed on the side.