Why should you pay as much as $3000 for a Leonard fly rod?
Many people have asked us this question and it really boils down to one thing-- craftsmanship. In few other industries today does the word craftsmanship mean as much to the final product as in the bamboo rod making business. Sure, you can go out and buy any number of graphite fly rods for less than $100.00-- and many of them are functional casting tools.
Many bamboo rods are built today using automated milling machines and less critical taper specifications. However, we at Leonard believe a lot more should go into our select bamboo rods than shortcuts. Our bamboo rod makers do their work with a sense of pride and quality unmatched in the industry.
When you try a Leonard fly rod, you'll see what we mean. Craftsmanship is what separates the average bamboo rod on the market today from the very best available-- a Leonard.