For sale here is a H.L. Leonard Model 40H bamboo rod. 8 feet in length with two sections and two tips for a 6wt line. Serial #913. The rod weighs 4 1/4 oz. The rod is in excellent plus original condition having been fished sparingly. The varnish remains glass-like and free of any defects. All sections are full length and straight.
The rod features blonde, straw colored cane with transparent Chinese red wraps. The winding check and male ferrules feature crimson tipping. Darkly oxidized guides. Stylish, gradually swelled butt. The black script indicating the serial number on the butt and tip sections remains clean and bold. Ring hook keeper. Bright aluminum winding check. Classic cigar grip 5 1/2" in length with only the lightest of soiling. Free of any ridging, dents, hook gouges, etc. Bright aluminum down-locking reel seat with a butternut spacer. The seat and butt cap remain free of wear.
The bright nickel silver ferrules are size 13/64 with an excellent fit. Indented witness marks on the ferrule shoulder. The rod includes an aluminum/cork ferrule plug made by a prior owner. The action is on the medium side of medium-fast. A faster and more lively rod than many Leonards. The rod includes its original bag with stiffening dowel and original tube.