Leonard, H.L. - Model 38H, 7' 4wt, 2/2 Bamboo Fly Rod
For sale here is an early post-fire Leonard model 38H, 7' 2/2 bamboo rod (serial # 360). Medium tempered cane with oxidized snake guides wrapped in scarlet windings. 11/64 step-down ferrules fit perfectly and all sections are full length, straight, and serialized. Strap & ring hook keeper over nickel silver winding check, and 4.5" tapered cigar grip that is lightly soiled and faintly ridged. Nickel silver cap & ring reel seat over mortised butternut spacer. Butt cap is stamped "HL Leonard Rod Co - Makers". The rod is in excellent condition, and is all original with the exception of the top snake guide on one tip, which is a replacement wrapped in slightly lighter thread. Weight is 2.82oz. The action is medium fast and I like it with a DT4. Sold in original yellow bag with stiffener, and what appears to be the original tube, though it is missing the data label and cap.