H.L. LEONARD "FAIRY CATSKILL" 8' BAMBOO FLY ROD..$1,600

Beautiful Leonard rod from the 1920s, completely restored by Steve Blake. Rod weighs 2 3/8 ounces, ferrules are 12/64" and 8/64". Catalogued in the 1930 William Mills Spring Tackle Booklet as the model 40 Fairy Catskill. Slide band reel seat over pine spacer, 4 ½" cork grip, conical NS winding check, no
hook keeper, red and gold silk, full intermediate wraps, English twist steel snakes, truncated NS ferrules, marked Perfection tip-tops. Replacement bag and original tube. The Leonard Catskill rods were among the lightest production rods made—as the catalog says, "a beautiful and delicate product of the rod makers' art."

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