An immaculate Leonard 50 DF from the Maxwell period, serial #178, an 8' 3/2 for a #6 line, with all of the hallmarks. Extra-fine, near mint condition with the only sign of use being a small mark on the reel seat where a reel has been fitted lightly at some point. Honey colored guide wraps and burgundy ferrule wraps. Slide band reel seat over a tiger maple spacer. Oxodized ferrules and hardware with that great pewter color, 100% intact. The rod is in pristine condition with the original bag and tube, and the varnish is some of the best ever seen on a Leonard. Ferrules are super smooth fitting. All numbers match and the tips have 1 & 2 dots respectively. Semi-full-flexing rod produces extra powerful DF action, perfect for Western waters or throwing large green drakes on the Delaware. It would be hard to find a classic like this in better condition anywhere.