Leonard, H.L. - 8' 4/2 5wt Bamboo Fly Rod

For sale here is a pre-fire Leonard 8' 4-piece / 2-tip bamboo rod in excellent condition. No hang tag, but it's almost certainly a model 76 "Western Saddle Rod". All original except one tip is a replacement (and a very good one). Straw colored cane with 3-up nodes, dark snake guides and chrome stripping guide. Wraps are dark red. The tone of the cane and the shade of the wraps are slightly brighter on the replacement tip (the varnish is also a bit more glassy). Sections are straight and full length, and the ferrules fit perfectly. Skeleton cork grip and reel seat shows a hint of soiling and a hint of ridging. NS cap & ring reel seat, and the H.L. Leonard roll stamp is clear and crisp. Weight is 4.25oz. Action on the medium side of medium fast, it's a very smooth casting 4-piece rod. Best with a DT or WF5, although some may prefer it with a 4wt line. This is a rather rare Leonard taper and a great option to throw in a pack when headed into the backcountry. Sold in the original bag and brass capped tube.

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