8’0” LEONARD Model 50L 3/2. 3 3/4 oz. #4 line. Pre-Fire 1920's with N/S Ferrule Plugs & Agate Tip Tops.

8’0” LEONARD Model 50L 3/2. 3 3/4 oz. #4 line. Pre-Fire 1920's with N/S Ferrule Plugs & Agate Tip Tops.

By: LEONARD

Price: $1,450.00

Quantity: 1 available

Condition: Very Good


FB 200018. 8’0” LEONARD Model 50L 3/2. 3 3/4 oz. #4 line. 4.5/64” tip; 10/64” mid; 15/64” butt; D/L N/S Slide band over Butternut into Cap: Cap marked: “The/ Leonard/ Rod/ H.L. Leonard Rod Co./ Makers” inside logo; Marked “Tournament” below logo; 4 1/2 in. Cigar grip with 3/8 in. cork; N/S grip check; Flap Ring Hook Keeper; Agate stripper guide & Agate tip tops; N/S ferrule plugs for both mid & butt; Wraps tan silk over pale varnished bamboo on bronze snakes; Maroon trim wraps at base of butt, mid, & tips; bright N/S ferrules with Oct. 26, 75 & Sept. 3, 1878 Pat. Dates on butt ferrule; in cloth bag; Leonard Brass-capped aluminum .tube. [Cat. 2020] FB 20018 crx. –This Pre-Fire swelled-butt Leonard has all section full length & straight, with 3-up node spacing. The reel seat markings indicate a rod from the early to mid 1920’s. The Agate tip tops were usually found only on these earlier rods. ’The presence of both N/S ferrule plugs is unusual. The grip is very clean, & the reel seat shows light to moderate wear to match the grip. The snake guides show only nominal signs of use, which matches the condition of the grip & the reel seat. The Agate stripper guide on the butt has been rewrapped, & the butt has additional varnish on the section. The Leonard rod bag is in very good condition, and has the string & grommet for the Hanging Tag which is missing. I cast this rod with a Cortland DT4F Sylk line; it was incredible performer at all fishing distances, with easy control of tight or more open loops. I think it would make an exceptional fishing instrument. The varnish and the wraps on the butt stripper are not up to par with the rest of the rod. Some of the guide wraps are a slightly different shade of tan. The rod is nearly 100 years old, so you can expect some repairs over time. Otherwise, the rod is Very Good. $1450

Title: 8’0” LEONARD Model 50L 3/2. 3 3/4 oz. #4 line. Pre-Fire 1920's with N/S Ferrule Plugs & Agate Tip Tops.

Author / Maker: LEONARD

Categories: Antiques & Collectibles, FLY ROD BAMBOO,

Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: FB 200018.

Keywords: Classic Leonard Fly Rod