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

For sale here is a pre-fire H.L. Leonard Model 50DF - 8' 3/2 5wt bamboo rod. The rod is in excellent original condition. All sections are full length and straight void of any repairs nor are any needed. 

Mildly tempered cane with transparent caramel colored wraps. Blued guides and tip-tops save the stripping guide. Swelled butt with a ring hook keeper. Nickel silver winding check. Classic cigar grip 5" in length with moderate soiling and the slightest of ridging. Bright aluminum down-locking reel seat over a butternut spacer with a nickel silver butt cap featuring the Leonard stamp. The ferrules are size 15/64 and 10/64 with a great fit. Includes original ferrule plugs. The rod weighs 4.10 oz. The action is medium to medium fast with a good bit of backbone in the butt thanks in part to the swelled butt. This coupled with the thin supple tips makes for a very versatile rod. Includes the original bag with mint condition hangtag which reads, “DL Lock, 8 feet 4 1/8 Ounces, No. 50DF”. 

A rare chance to own a wonderful pre-fire model basically as it left the factory 70 years ago and just recently made available from the estate of the original owner. Don't miss out on this terrific example widely considered the standard in classic American trout rods.