Beasley, Jim - Leonard 50DF 8'0 3/2 5wt Bamboo Rod

SKU: VFT12146

For sale here is a classic Leonard 50DF taper rod, built by Jim Beasley. Built in 1994, owned by country singer Dan Seals. Dan broke the mid, it was repaired by Wes Cooper (scarf). The rod was sent to Steve Blake to undo what Wes had done. Steve had a new mid done. Installed Leonard (early post-fire) ferrules and made a Leonard style reel seat with a nicely figured butternut insert. Steve wrapped the mid (perfect match) and straightened the sections. The rod has not been fished since coming back from Steve's shop. Rod was fished before it went out to Steve, nice smooth version of a 50DF, a little more reserve than the normal taper. #5 line. The original (scarfed) mid will come with the sale. It has only one guide and the original swiss-type truncated ferrules.