A nice HL Leonard Catskill fly rod model 49-3, 7'6", 3-piece, 2-tip, built for a #3 line. Serial #8098. 3.1 ounces. Used but well cared for condition. The grip is well soiled and the guides show some wear yet the varnish and reel seat are in as new condition. The action is a delicate dry fly. Late Maxwell period, of 1980 vintage. This rod has all of the introductions from Maxwell: no cork check, "Catskill" on a slant under the keeper wrap as well as "49-3" and 8098, a circle guide used as a stripper. The hand flatted butternut reel seat has a wood lip to the grip and the diminutive cap and ring were cut in the shop from nickel silver spun caps. The grip is a shortened 10 cork slim cigar design (it was usually 11 for a 7'6" rod). Wraps are a super light tan with small red edges. As mentioned, the varnish is superb. Packed in a tan cloth bag and Leonard tube. This is a rarely seen model.
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