Sold Out $2,750.00 US
For sale here is a HL Leonard Model 39 Hunt Tournament bamboo rod -- 7 1/2 feet, 2/2 for a 6wt line. Near mint condition! One tip was lawn cast as the slight amount of bluing loss on the tip top would suggest and the fact that the wrapping is removed from that male ferrule, while the other male is still wrapped. This rod was built in 1982 after the end of Maxwell's tenure at the Leonard Rod Co. The rod was custom ordered and then gifted in 1985 and so marked on the rod along with the owner's name. Serial #8294. All sections are full length and straight. This Tournament model was only made upon request and was last presented in the 1984 catalog for a price of $1075. Cigar grip, highly figured walnut spacer with bright up-locking reel seat complete with acorn cap, richly flamed cane, Blood red silks with full intermediates. Includes original tan bag with stiffener and original aluminum tube with brass fittings. The paper wrapping still remains on the grip with all original hand-written notations. The rod weighs 4 3/8 oz.
This rod is truly a remarkable piece of Leonard Rod Co. history.