HL Leonard Model 51-5 Hunt Bamboo Rod 8'6" 3/2 #5


For sale here is a H.L. Leonard Hunt Model 51-5 bamboo rod -- 8 1/2 feet, 3/2, for a 5 weight line. This rod comes from shortly after Tom Maxwell's tenure during the Larry Foster era, circa 1982. Serial number 8290. The rod is in excellent original condition, all sections are full length and straight. There are a few very minor use marks in the varnish. Beautiful red wraps over moderately tempered cane. Deep purple tipping at the winding check, male ferrules, and tip-tops. Maroon agate stripping guide. Oxidized ferrules and hardware. The cigar grip is 5 7/8" in length with only light soiling. Nickel silver cap and ring reel seat over a beautiful mortised tiger maple spacer. Much of the bluing has been worn off. The ferrules are size 16/64 and 11/64 with an excellent fit. The rod weighs 4.75 oz. The action is on the medium side but the swelled butt gives makes the rod feel a little quicker than true medium. A terrific dry fly trout rod. Includes a replacement bag and replacement early Leonard tube. 

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