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Leonard 50DF Tournament

Postby viking » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:51 pm

O boy!
I´m happy. I´ve just bought a Leonard 50DF tournament, Pre-fire, build around 1910-1926.
I will have it in a week, can´t wait. I´ll try to post some photos when I get it.
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Re: Leonard 50DF Tournament

Postby Eperous » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:41 pm

Janne,

Best of luck with that new cane rod... I have a reproduction verison of one made by AJ Thramer... I love it.... my good buddy, Sweetpea, also has a repro rod made by Thramer, but hollow-built and flamed, a slightly different action than mine.... mine is a tad softer, his has more authority... last month CJ let me flex the one that he built, yet another slightly different action.... would be great to have us all in one place and compare our rods to yours.... looking forward to some photos... and enjoy....

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Re: Leonard 50DF Tournament

Postby catskilljohn » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:07 pm

My favorite rod for sure Janne, good for you man, I know you were in the market ;)

Like Ed mentioned, I dont think I have ever cast 2 exactly alike, not re-makes anyway. I have cast a few old ones, Mason has a gorgeous one, that thing is like butter, just a pleasure to hold. Most guys get there tapers from hex-rod or the internet, but how credible are the specs on something you read off the web? You never know if the rod thats being measured is even what you want to replicate, and then even if it is, how much varnish was on it, how accurate was the guy miking it, recording it, etc.

Love to see the pics when you get it, congrats buddy, you deserve it! CJ
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Re: Leonard 50DF Tournament

Postby upstatetrout » Wed May 18, 2011 5:52 pm

What happened to the rod?

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Re: Leonard 50DF Tournament

Postby viking » Thu May 19, 2011 1:46 pm

I´ll try to take some photos tomorrow and post them :oops: .
The rod looking gooood :) .
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Re: Leonard 50DF Tournament

Postby viking » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:46 am

O boy, it took me a looooong time to post some pics :oops: .
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Re: Leonard 50DF Tournament

Postby viking » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:50 am

...2 rings on the middle rod part did fell of during the transport to Sweden, so a very good friend and talented rod builder, Johnny Skagersjö, rewrap them. Thats why the thread is a little bit lighter, otherwice the rod is in very good shape and I landed some nice fish on the rod last summer. I guess I don´t have to say it´s my favourit rod :).

//Janne
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Re: Leonard 50DF Tournament

Postby catskilljohn » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:27 am

Yea, that's a Leonard alright, and a beauty too! Good for you Janne, thanks for putting them up. CJ
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Re: Leonard 50DF Tournament

Postby ewpeper » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:44 pm

Janne, there is something unmistakably elegant about a Leonard, and that particular model, at least for me, epitomizes it. You are a lucky man to have found one so nice.

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