For sale here is an all-original green-wrapped Leonard Duracane SDF (Salmon Dry Fly) bamboo fly rod. 8' 2/2 for a 7wt line. Serial #1744. Excellent condition. Great ferrule fit. The rod has the Leonard up-locking aluminum reel seat. Also features a detachable 2" extension butt. The cork is slightly soiled but otherwise in great condition. All sections are full length and straight. Two Carboloy strippers, reversed half-wells grip, bright guides, conventional Leonard ferrules, ring style hook keeper. The rod weighs 5 1/8 oz and the ferrules are size 15/64. Original bag with stiffener and replacement tube.
The 1973 Leonard catalog states, "In keeping with today's trend toward lighter salmon and steelhead tackle and toward increased popularity of salt water fly fishing, Leonard offers these light yet powerful salmon dry-fly rods (SDF). These rods provide the necessary power to cast large bulky flies without fatigue, and you can now enjoy hours of "easy" fishing. Because of their use in or near salt water, all Leonard SDF rods are mounted with special hard chrome over stainless steel guides and tip-tops."