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New rod.

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:13 am
by upstatetrout
Recently I picked up this 8 ft. Model 50DF Tournament Leonard. The rod is in excellent +condition. I tried it with a five wt. and it casted just fine. Then I fished it with a Wulff bamboo taper 4 wt. and this rod sings.
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Re: New rod.

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:09 pm
by Caneghost
Nice! The 50 DF is supposed to be the Leonard of Leonards, and the Tournament rod even better. I expect it is somewhat lighter than a standard 50 DF. Should be a great rod for summer in the Catskills! I've been fishing four weights myself. Perfect for low water!

Re: New rod.

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:18 am
by Theroe
Nice rod Tom - I’m curious: what reel are you using?
Dana

Re: New rod.

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:10 am
by upstatetrout
Hardy Perfect 3 1/8.
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Re: New rod.

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:32 pm
by SamsonCane
Wow, I'm jealous! I've always wanted one but can't afford it. So, I'm making a 50DF Tournament tapered rod.