Sold Out $1,350.00 US
For sale here is a pre-fire H.L. Leonard Model 40 Fairy Catskill -- 8' 3/2 4wt bamboo rod. The rod is in excellent+ refinished condition. All sections are full length and straight. No repairs are evident.
The rod features red wraps and full intermediates. Just above the winding check a there is a handsome 3-1-10-1-3 banding pattern. Darkly oxidized guides (from a later era). Ring hook keeper. Sculpted nickel silver winding check. A gradually swelled butt. Petite cigar grip 4 5/8" in length. The grip is only lightly soiled and free of any ridging, hook gouges, etc. Bright nickel silver cap and ring reel seat with a mortised butternut spacer. The spacer has a light coat of varnish over it. The ferrules are size 10/64 and 14/64 with a very good fit. The action is classic medium. The rod weighs 3 3/4 oz. Included is what appears to be the original bag and tube.
Certainly a very handsome Leonard rod and one that deserves time on the water!