HL Leonard Model 52 Special Tournament bamboo rod 9'6" 3/2


For sale here is a H.L. Leonard, pre-fire Model 52 (or 52 H.L.H.) Special Tournament bamboo rod. Nine and a half feet in length. Three sections with two tips. The rod weighs 6.2 oz. Ferrules sizes are 19/64 and 12/64. This would be a great light steelhead rod and in fact, the Model 52 H.L.H. was described in the Wm. Mills catalogs as a "Special Steelhead and Western Tournament rod", along with its close relatives, the Models 51 and 53 H.L.H. The rod is in very good overall condition. I don't think the rod has ever been restored, but it may have a received a light overcoat of varnish at some point (it's really hard to say with authority one way or the other). One tip section is short by one inch and includes a newer tip top unlike the original agate tip top on the other full length tip. Great ferrule fit. Agate stripping guide. All-nickel silver reel seat. The original ferrule plugs are still present. Original bag and tube. No hang tag. Another remarkable piece of Leonard rod making history.

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