Leonard, H.L. -- Model 50 1/2 Bamboo Rod

For sale here is a pre-fire Leonard Model 50 1/2 bamboo rod -- 8 1/2 feet, 3/2 for a five weight line, likely made in the early to mid-1920's. The rod is in excellent+ refinished condition (George Guba refinish). All sections are full length and straight. Chinese red wraps over lightly tempered cane. Oxidized guides and tip tops. The butt section ferrule is stamped with the patent date. Handsome swelled butt. Cigar grip 4 3/4" in length has been cleaned and is very lightly ridged. Nickel silver cap and ring reel seat over a mortised butternut spacer. The butt cap reads,

The
H.L. Leonard
Rod
Leonard & Mills Co.
Makers


The rod weighs 4.10 oz. and the ferrules are 10/64 and 16/64 with a very nice fit. Classic early Leonard medium full-flexing action. The rod comes with a replacement bag and replacement tube with brass fittings.