Leonard, HL - Model 49-5 Hunt Bamboo Rod

For sale here is an H.L. Leonard Hunt Model 49-5 bamboo rod -- 7'6" 3/2, for a 5 weight line. Serial number 8332. The rod is in excellent+ condition having been fished sparingly. All sections are full length and straight. Transparent olive silks with full intermediates. Red and black tipping at the winding check, male ferrules, and tip-tops. Crimson agate stripping guide. The tips are distinguished by one or two dots at the ferrule. Handsome swelled butt. Cigar grip 5 1/2" in length is very smooth with only light soiling. Blued nickel silver cap and ring reel seat over a mortised tiger maple spacer. Minor wear and bluing loss around the rim of the butt cap. The ferrules are size 10/64 and 16/64 with a great fit. Weight is 4.15 oz. Wonderful Hunt-style medium-fast action. The taper balances finesse and delicacy with strength and quickness exceptionally well. Terrific dry-fly rod. Includes original bag and tube with brass fittings. 

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