For sale here is a pre-fire H.L. Leonard Model 87 -- 9'6" 3/2 Special Tournament Dry Fly Salmon rod. The rod is in excellent refinished condition. All sections are full length with a slight set in the mid section and a minor set in one of the tip sections.
The rod features burgundy wraps with black tipping at the winding check and male ferrules. The rod has been fitted with slightly larger guides to accommodate modern lines. Handsomely swelled butt. Nickel silver winding check. Cigar grip 6" in length with moderate soiling and light ridging throughout. Bright nickel silver screw-lock reel seat that reads "Special Tournament" on the backside of the spacer. Next to the stamping on the butt cap is the number "5". The seat functions as it should and is free of damage. The removable nickel silver butt cap features a bull's eye pattern with a "3" in the middle. The fighting butt is 4 3/4" in length with soiling comparable to the grip. The hard rubber butt remains in like new condition.
The ferrules are size 13/64 and 20/64 with a great fit. The rod weighs 8.30 oz. without the fighting butt. Powerful medium-fast action. The rod includes the original bag, tip tube with bag, and a heavy canvas bag with stiffening dowel that it all packs into.
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