HL Leonard Model 66 Bamboo Rod 8' 2/2 #6

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For sale here is a pre-fire, H.L. Leonard - Model 66 8' 6wt 2/2 bamboo rod. The rod is in excellent restored condition. All sections are full length and straight with the exception of a very slight set in one of the tips. The pencil marks used to line up the guides while wrapping were unfortunately not erased before varnishing. Also, there is a very slight upward bend to the stripping guide. The rod features classic, Leonard straw colored cane with transparent bright red wraps. Blued guides. The restorer opted for a stamped "model 66" (see pictures) as opposed to inking be hand. Handsome, mildly swelled butt. Bronzed, ring hook keeper. Bright nickel silver, sculpted winding check. The original cigar grip, 5 1/2" in length, was retained. The grip is lightly soiled, light ridging can be felt. The grip is free of chipping, hook gouges, or other defects. Bright aluminum down-locking reel seat with a lightly varnished butternut spacer. The bright, nickel silver, step-down ferrules are size 12/64, the fit is perfect. The ferrules have indented witness marks for easy alignment. The rod weighs 4 3/8 oz. The action is on the faster side of medium-fast, a bit faster than most Leonards. The rod is smooth with a good deal of backbone. The rod is well suited for medium-larger sized rivers where far and fine casts are made, streamers are thrown, or where wind can be a factor. The rod includes a replacement bag with dowell stiffener, the original hang-tag has been retained. Also includes original tube with label. Don't miss out on this terrific pre-fire Leonard at a great price. 

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