8’0” LEONARD Model 50L 3/2. 3 3/4 oz. #4 line. Pre-Fire with Leonard Tag, Bag, & Alum. Tube.

By: LEONARD

Price: $1,600.00

Quantity: 1 available


FB 180240 8’0” LEONARD Model 50L 3/2. 3 3/4 oz. #4 line. 4/64” tip; 10/64” mid; 15/64” butt; D/L N/S Slide band over Butternut into Cap: Cap marked: “The/ Leonard/ Rod/ H.L. Leonard Rod Co./ Makers” inside logo; Marked “Tournament” below logo; 4 1/2 in. Cigar grip with 3/8 in. cork; N/S grip check; Flap Ring Hook Keeper; Wraps tan silk over pale varnished bamboo on bronze snakes, stripper, & tip tops; Brown trim wraps at base of butt, mid, & tips; bright N/S ferrules with Oct. 26, 75 & Sept. 3, 1878 Pat. Dates on butt ferrule; in cloth bag with Leonard Hanging Tag marked: “H.L. Leonard / 50L / 8 feet/ 3 ¾ ounces /No. 2185.” Leonard Brass-capped aluminum .tube. [Cat. 2018] FB 180240 con-pa. –This Pre-Fire swelled-butt Leonard has all section full length & straight, with 3-up node spacing. The grip is ridged with heavy wear at the front of the grip. The reel seat shows signs of use to match the grip. The rod has been expertly restored, and has been little used since the restoration. One guide on a tip has been replaced with a bright snake since the restoration. The Leonard Hanging Tag is in very good condition, as is the rod bag. I cast this rod with a Cortland DT4F Sylk line; it was incredible performer at all fishing distances, with easy control of tight or more open loops. I think it would make an exceptional fishing instrument. The section integrity with the restoration is Near New; but the condition of the grip reduces the value of the rod. I think the original owner fished the rod hard, and had it restored without redoing the grip. With noted faults, Near Fine. $1600

Title: 8’0” LEONARD Model 50L 3/2. 3 3/4 oz. #4 line. Pre-Fire with Leonard Tag, Bag, & Alum. Tube.

Author / Maker: LEONARD

Categories: FLY ROD BAMBOO,

Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: FB 180240

Keywords: Pre-Fire Leonard 50L Rod