The H.L. Leonard Rod Company offers the angler the unique opportunity to participate in fly fishing history and tradition by owning investment grade tackle of the highest quality. Leonard rods have proven over the past one hundred years to offer the finest quality fishing rods. These rods become heirlooms and are passed on from generation to generation. Leonard bamboo rods have actually increased in value since their purchase when kept in good condition.

In keeping with this tradition the H.L. Leonard Rod Company offers the following:

 


This is a 3 weight rod of 6 feet in length in 2 pieces, including 2 tips.

                    
                

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This diminutive beauty is as elegant as it is fine. Traditional Leonard pressed modes and mirrored tips highlight this light cane rod sporting classic Leonard “Christmas” wraps (lime wrap with crimson tipping). The esthetics and design of this rod has always made it tops with knowledgeable Leonard rod collectors. The difficulty in producing accurate tips in their miniscule diameter makes these rods rare among Leonards. The hardware is bright nickel, with the reel spacer made of tiger maple. The Tom Maxwell tapers make this a fast and accurate casting rod for the fly fisher looking to fish the finest. The rod comes with an alumium tube and cloth bag. A custom-made wood presentation case is availabe for $450.
The price is $2750 plus shipping, insurance and handling.

 

 

 


This is a 5 weight rod of 7 ½ feet in length in 3 pieces, including 2 tips

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Fine tipping of scarlet on translucent wrap give this rod an all-cane appearance. Minimal in form, this rod is accented with traditional Leonard pressed modes, mirrored tips and bright nickel silver hardware. This rod is easy to pack or carry in its 32-inch travel tube. This 5 weight can easily handle dries, wets, nymphs or streams. The five weight line capacity qualifies this rod for use in almost any fishing experience. For an all around high quality fly rod, our Model 49 can’t be topped. The set includes an aluminum tube and a cloth rod bag for protection. A custom-made wood presentation case is available at $450.
The price is $2750 plus shipping, insurance and handling.

 

 

 


This model is a 3 weight rod of 6 ½ feet in length in three pieces, including 2 tips.

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This light line rod has power and accuracy from the extra spine of its three-piece Tom Maxwell tapers. It is perfect for the sportsman who enjoys the challenge of angling for good size fish with lightweight equipment. The rod is exceptionally powerful for it size without giving up the gentleness of its fly presentation. Traditional Leonard pressed modes and mirrored tips are the hallmark of our quality rods. This light cane rod is enhanced with the classic Leonard scarlet wraps along with bright nickel silver hardware. Rods of these esthetics are affectionately referred to as “red wraps.” The set includes an aluminum tube and cloth rod bag. for protection. A custom made wood presentation case is available at $450
The price is $2750 plus shipping, insurance and handling.

 

 

 

This model is a 3 weight rod of 7 feet in length in two pieces, including 2 tips.
   

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This is a famous rod from Leonard’s offering prior to the disastrous fire in 1964, it therefore referred to as a pre-fire taper. The rod is truly unique for Leonard in that it is a parabolic taper. Parabolic tapers differ from the traditional in that they don’t consistently reduce in diameter as the tip is approached. They are more dynamic and therefore have unique casting characteristics. This taper was developed and named after Arthur C. Mills, son of the original William, founder of William Mills and Son. Starting in the 1880’s this firm was Hiram Leonard’s exclusive distributor, then his partner, and then in the early 1900’s, bought Hiram Leonard out. The firm continued to make and sell Leonard rods into the 1960’s. Arthur Mills was not only reputed to be the best fly caster in the family but also a world champion caster with many trophies. His personal taper was the only parabolic that the company regularly produced and only at ACM’s personal direction. We have brought this taper back as many generations of fly casters have felt this is one of the finest small rod designs ever produced. The rod has traditional Leonard pressed nodes, mirror tips, and bright hardware with traditional Leonard red wraps. The rod comes in a Leonard cloth rod bag and HLL standard aluminum tube.
The price is $2750 plus shipping, insurance and handling.

 

 

 

 

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This rod was our first limited edition in recent years. Twenty of these rods were made in 1995 and sold out within a short time. Town and Country Magazine named this rod "WBR” World’s Best Rod in their January 2001 issue. Since the rod is so popular we are issuing 20 more rods in 2001. The rod is a four weight, 7 feet in length, two piece with two mirrored tips and has a crisp Tom Maxwell dry fly action. The rod follows the Leonard tradition associated with its “Hunt” model in that is sports the rare blued hardware, burgundy guide wraps, olive tipped with black ferrule wraps, a stripped guide, hook keeper, pressed nodes and flamed cane (giving it a dark hue.) Mr. Hunt was a valued regular customer of Leonard in the early 1900’s who had an international reputation as a successful salmon fisher. The gentleman custom ordered all his Leonard rods with blued hardware and flamed cane believing the traditional bright hardware and light cane could spook fish. Starting in the 1920’s Leonard would build custom ordered rods in the “Hunt” finish for knowledgeable anglers. We feel this particular rod offers unique and beautiful ascetics and will stand out in any rod collection. Notwithstanding, it is one fabulous fly fishing rod. It comes with two mirrored tips, rod bag, and HLL aluminum tube.
The price is $2750 plus shipping and handling.

 

Ordering an H. L. Leonard Rod

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