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. The original yellow bag with stiffener has a small hole in the bottom of the butt section compartment, and the rod is sold in what appears to be the original tube, though it is missing the data label and cap.