A 3/0 Hardy Cascapedia, one of only 39 made in this size, was the star lot at Lang’s latest online auction this weekend. Its $22,000 closing bid was a Lang’s record for an item of Hardy tackle. But the sale achieved high prices in most sectors. Other star reels included an aluminium 6/0 Restigouche by Edward vom Hofe, the only known aluminium example of the Model 423, which closed on $16,500, a Philbrook & Paine marbelised salmon reel that finished on $15,000 and a George Snyder Kentucky reel that took $6250. Among rods, a 9ft split-cane salmon rod made by Everett Garrison in 1967 went for $3200 and a 7ft 6in Thomas & Thomas 3-weight rod and reel, one of 150 sets made to commemorate the company’s 25th anniversary, sold for $2800. A batch of very early advertising calendars with fishing themes drew strong interest, led by a 1915 scene advertising Bristol rods (pictured) that closed on $1600. A carved wooden 12lb 5oz sea trout, the work of Peter Malloch of Perth, leapt to $3600. Other items to excel included a painted minnow bucket that reached $1400, an unused South Bend boxed set of 12 flyrod lures that went for $8250 and a 19in float by the Ideal Fishing Float Company of Richmond, Virginia, which brought bids to $900. Full auction report in the next issue of Classic Angling.