Leonard, H.L. - Model 39, 7'6" 2/2 5wt Bamboo Rod
For sale here is a post-fire Leonard model 39, 7'6" 2-piece / 2-tip 5wt bamboo fly rod in very good used condition. Straw colored cane with 3x3 node spacing. Dark snake guides & perfection stripper, wrapped in crimson windings. All sections are full length & straight, and the 12/64 step down ferrules fit perfectly. The thread wraps on one tip appear slightly lighter & brighter, and the accent wrap at the ferrule is black rather than green, seen on the other two sections. There is also an address label indicating the rod was sent back the H. L. Leonard Rod Co. at some point. I believe this tip section to be a Leonard replacement, though I cannot be certain. The rod also feature a strap & ring hook keeper with nickel silver winding check, 5.5" cigar grip and down-locking reel seat over butternut spacer. The grip is smooth and slightly soiled, and has some varnish/filler near the winding check. Action is on the medium side of medium fast. The stated weight is 3 5/8oz, though my scale has it a hair under. A nice Simroe-era Leonard trout rod, sold in the original yellow bag with stiffener and brass capped tube with red & silver data label.