HL Leonard Model 65 Bamboo Rod 7'6" 2/2 #5

SKU: VFT1496

-I am suspicious this rod is being passed off as original - new cork, post-fire stamp, varnish near pristine, hook keeper is stuck in varnish.*** 

 

For sale here is an H.L. Leonard Model 65 bamboo rod -- 7'6" 2/2 5wt. The rod is in excellent original condition. All sections are full length and straight though it does have clicking ferrules with both tips. This appears to be a metal to metal fitting problem and shouldn't require the ferrules to be reset.

Nice straw tone cane finish with bright red wraps. Deeply blued guides. Bronzed ring hook keeper although it appears to be stuck in the varnish. Cigar/Garrison-style grip 5 1/2" in length with only the lightest of soiling. Aluminum down-locking reel seat over a butternut spacer and a nickel silver butt cap. The step-down ferrules are size 13/64 with an excellent fit. The rod weighs 3.75 oz. The action is medium-fast. Includes the original bag with hang tag intact and the original tube with brass fittings.