Leonard, HL - Duracane Model 61 SDF Bamboo Rod 8'6 2/2 8wt

For sale here is an all-original green-wrapped Leonard Duracane SDF (Salmon Dry Fly) bamboo rod from the early 1970s Miramichi series of rods. 8'6 2/2 for a 8wt line. Serial #1479. The rod weighs 5 1/4 oz and the ferrules measure 15/64. Great ferrule fit. The rod has the Leonard up-locking aluminum reel seat with the full post-fire H.L. Leonard roll stamp. Also features a fixed 2" extension butt. Two Carboloy strippers, western-style grip, bright guides, conventional Leonard ferrules, ring style hook keeper. Original bag and replacement tube. Excellent condition. One tip has a very slight fishing set.

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."