LEONARD BAMBOO FLY ROD, MODEL 50 1/2, 8' 6", 4 1/8 OZ...$1,200

Superb pre-fire Leonard model 50 1/2. This is the light 8' 6" rod with 16/64" ferrules on the butt and 10/64" ferrules on the tips. Probably made during the 1950s. All original with butternut reel seat spacer, floppy-ring hook keeper, Perfection stripper, blued English-twist snakes, marked Perfection tip-tops. Original tube and bag with hanging tag. Condition is excellent plus. The 50 ½ was a light 8' 6" rod based on the model 50. It casts a lighter line than the other 8' 6" Leonard models—the Leonard 51 or the Leonard 4099 1/2. Try it with a 4wt WF or a 5wt DT.

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