HL Leonard Model 50DF Bamboo Rod (Pre-Fire) 8' 3/2 #5


For sale here is a pre-fire H.L. Leonard Model 50DF Tournament 8' 3/2 5wt bamboo rod. The rod is in excellent condition and appears to be original. All sections are full length and straight.

Transparent gold wraps. Emerald and gold tipping at the winding check, male ferrules, and tip-tops. Blued English-style reverse guides. Bronzed ring hook keeper. Gradually swelled butt. Classic cigar grip 5 1/4" in length with moderate soiling but in fantastic condition and very smooth. Bright nickel silver cap and ring reel seat over a mortised butternut spacer. "Tournament" is stamped on the butt cap along with the pre-fire Leonard stamp and a bull's eye pattern on the bottom. The nickel silver ferrules are size 10/64 and 15/64 with an excellent fit. Indented witness marks on the ferrule shoulders. The mid to tip ferrule connection has a slight ticking so the new owner may prefer to have the mid-female ferrule reset. The rod weighs 3.75 oz. The action is just slightly on the medium side of medium-fast. Includes the original bag with hang-tag intact as well as the original tube.

Don't miss out on this classic pre-fire Leonard model - one of their most popular models and a fine example.

Shipping Information
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