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


For sale here is a pre-fire Leonard Model 50DF bamboo rod -- 8 feet for a 5 weight line. Classic pre-fire medium dry fly action. The rod is in excellent condition overall. A few of the snake guides came off when I took the rod of the bag, so I had Mike Clark from South Creek Ltd. re-wrap the guides with original Leonard straw-colored silks. Mike also coated the other wraps with an overcoat of varnish to ensure their integrity for years to come. The rest of the rod remains totally original, including the varnish which shows some aging due to being stored in a humid climate for much of its life. The varnish is not however in need of restoration. All sections are full length and straight. The cork grip is in amazing condition. Downlocking reel seat over a butternut insert. Includes original tube and original bag with original hang tag in wonderful condition. The rod weighs 4 1/8 oz. Ferrules are size 10/64 and 15/64 and the ferrule fit is excellent. All in all, this is an amazingly preserved pre-fire Leonard and one of the most popular models of all time!

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