Sold Out $2,495.00 US
For sale here a pre-fire H.L. Leonard Model 38 (possibly 38L) bamboo rod -- seven feet in length with two tips and two sections, best with a three weight line. The rod is in excellent condition. All sections are full length, straight and free of repairs.
The rod features straw-colored blonde cane with bright Chinese red wraps. Marty DeSapio re-wrapped some of the snake guides with a thread that matches the originals very well.
Oxidized guides. Petite swelled butt. Ring hook keeper. Diminutive cigar grip measuring 4 1/2" in length with moderate soiling and a bit of very light ridging. Bright nickel silver cap and ring reel seat over a mortised butternut spacer. The ferrule fit is excellent. The rod weighs 2.60 oz. with a delicate and precise medium action.
Original bag with stiffening dowel, hang tag (not attached to the bag), and original tube with brass fittings. Also included is a fine leather rod tube and a thick canvas cover for the aluminum tube. The leather tube features brass appointments and the "HL" logo stamped in the top of the tube.