HL Leonard Model 50DF Tournament Bamboo Rod 8' 3/2 #5


For sale here is a pre-fire Leonard Model 50DF Tournament bamboo rod 3/2-- 8 feet for a 5 weight line. The rod is in excellent+ condition. The rod is very sound, no repair wraps, no issues with the underlying cane. At some point the rod received a thin varnish overcoat. Most of the wraps appear to be original silks. All sections are full length and straight. Pumpkin colored cane. Gold silks with lighter gold tipping at the winding check, ferrules, and tip-tops. The rod features english style, reverse-twist guides. Agate stripping guide and tip-tops. Slightly swelled butt. Ring hook-keeper. Classic diminutive cigar grip in wonderful shape. Measures 4 7/8" with 3/8" cork rings. No ridging or gouges. Light soiling. Nickel-silver cap and ring reel seat with a butternut spacer. Ferrules are sizes 10/64 and 15/64. The fit is excellent. Witness marks on ferrules. The rod weighs 3 5/8 oz. as stated on the hang tag. The action is a lovely medium fast dry fly, crisp and smooth. Comes with original bag and hang tag that reads, "Tournament 3 agate". Also includes original tube with brass fittings. 

This is wonderful example of a pre-fire Leonard classic dry fly rod. Don't miss out!


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