Leonard, H.L. -- Model 50DF Bamboo Rod (Pre-Fire)

For sale here is a pre-fire H.L. Leonard Model 50DF Tournament bamboo rod -- 8' 3/2 for a 5wt line. The rod is in excellent+ refinished condition. All sections are full length and straight.

The rod features straw-colored cane with bright red wraps. Oxidized guides that may be replacements. Amber colored agate stripping guide. Ring hook keeper. Mildly swelled butt. Classic cigar grip 5" in length with light soiling and minor ridging towards the nose. Bright nickel silver cap and ring reel seat over a mortised butternut spacer. "Tournament" is stamped on the butt cap along with the pre-fire Leonard stamp and a bull's eye pattern on the bottom. The initials "L.F.W." are engraved just above Tournament. The nickel silver Leonard ferrules are size 10/64 and 15/64 with a good fit. Indented witness marks on the ferrule shoulders. The rod weighs 3.90 oz. Smooth medium action. Includes the original bag as well as the original tube. L.F.W. is also engraved in the brass collar of the tube.