A nice Leonard 40H fly rod, 8', 2-piece, 2-tip, for what feels to me like a fast DF for a #6 or a bit slower for a #7. Serial #2297. 4.4 ounces. 1974 manufacture date. Used but good overall condition. Faster action than usual. Red wraps, blonde cane done up in a 3 up node pattern. The varnish is very good with no defects. There is a little bit of crazing on some of the guide wraps and the usual ferrule wrap crack. 6" blunt cigar grip. Polished ferrules and hardware. Downlocking square thread screwlock with a nickel silver pocket cap. The pocket cap is stamped "The, H.L. Leonard Rod Co, Makers" in a cartouche. The wood spacer is butternut. The rod is full length and should provide years of serviceable use. Comes in a yellow poplin bag with stiffener. Brass topped aluminum tube with the Leonard data sticker which reads "40H, 8 ft, 4 1/4-4 3/8 oz, 7 wt, ser #2297".