For sale here is an H.L. Leonard Model 40 -- 8' 2/2 5wt bamboo rod. Serial #2171, made in the early 1970's. The rod is in excellent+ condition, all sections are full length and straight.
Dark straw colored cane with bright red wraps. Emerald green and red tipping at the winding check and male ferrules. Deeply blued guides. Bronzed ring hook keeper. Handsome swelled butt. Garrison-style grip 6" in length with moderate soiling. Aluminum down-locking reel seat over a butternut spacer with a nickel silver butt cap. A bit of varnish ran down onto the butt cap. The step-down ferrules are size 13/64 with a great fit. The rod weighs an even 4 oz. The action is on the medium side of medium fast thanks in part to the swelled butt. A great dry fly rod, capable of considerable delicacy and finesse. Includes original bag with dowel stiffener and original labeled tube with brass fittings.