Leonard, H.L. -- Model 66H Bamboo Rod

For sale here is an H.L. Leonard Model 66H bamboo rod -- 8' 2/2 5-6wt. Serial no. 731. Made in the early 1970s during the Simroe-era. The rod is in excellent+ original condition. All sections are full length and straight.

Straw-colored cane finish with transparent burgundy wraps. Deeply blued guides. Bronzed ring hook keeper. Cigar grip 6" in length with moderate soiling. Aluminum down-locking reel seat over a butternut spacer with a nickel silver butt cap. Bull's eye pattern on the bottom of the butt cap. The ferrules are size 13/64 with an excellent fit. The rod weighs 4.25 oz. with a swift medium-fast action and a good bit of power thanks in part to the swelled butt. A great trout rod that can handle everything from beaded nymphs to small dries though it will really shine at dry-fly fishing. Certainly faster than most Leonard rods. Includes original tan bag with dowel stiffener and the original tube with brass fittings.