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Another special rod from Ron Kusse. This flame finish fishing rod with black tipped red silks and blued hardware is gorgeous. Swelled but all in the Leonard tradition, the hang tag reads "Serial number 4470 1 of 100, 3 3/4 oz. Black Troll" Both tips are 1/2" larger than the butt and mid. Original brass tube and bag.
$1100 or best offer.
Stamped "Payne REG.U.S.PAT OFF." on the uplocking reel seat. 3/8" cork rings on a smooth, half wells grip. Blued ferrules, agate stripper. All sections are full and straight. With original bag and tube. Very Good Condition.
Absolutely gorgeous! This rod has never been fished, could possibly have never been casted even.
Truly Mint Condition.
Serial Number 9161. Stamped "Magnum Opus" on the slide band over a figured maple filler and of course, "Ron Kusse Maker" stamped on the butt cap. The rattan handle is highlighted with red thread with a custom winding and grip check. Exquisite signature wrap over swelled butt, gold intermediates, honey silks on the guides. Hang tag states "Mirror tip, 5 wt line, 3 and 3/4 oz" Comes complete with bagged, solid brass tube.
Also check out the Kusse Leonard-Mills reel that should go with this rod which is for sale in our vintage reel section.
This rod was sold from the Payne Shop, has the uplocking reel seat, 3/8" cork rings, very smooth, all the wraps and guides are in perfect conditions, blued ferrules have that butter smooth fit. Original bag and tube, all sections are full and dead straight.
This rod is an extremely accurate rendition of Bob Summers' 856 in every respect. Excellent condition. Complete with wet and dry tip, bag, and tube.
Serial Number 4728. Built in the early 90's. This rod exhibits the classic traits of Thomas and Thomas with a stunning varnish finish, translucent red wraps, uplocking slide band, reel seat, blued ferrules, and of course, the T&T swelled butt. Completely original with bag and tube. Has not been used much in the first 30 years as evident with the lack of wear on the guides and reel seat.
Just picked this one up, I will have it for a month or two and then it is on it's way to Bob Summers. Here if your chance to meet Bob and take it there yourself. Comes with bag, wet tip and dry tip. The rod is actually in very good condition except that the dry tip is 4 inches short. Bob is going to be making a new tip for it.
This classic fishing rod from the Edwards-Bristol era is a fine 4 wt dry fly rod. Hang tag is from Cook, Newton, and Smith - a tackle house in Boston that Edwards made some rods for. All sections are straight and onp is down 1/2" at the ferrule end.
This fishing rod has never had a line on it. It's the last generation of Leonard rods made. Serial #115. Exquisite workmanship and node work. Perfectly straight and flawless varnish. The only slightly parabolic taper produced by Leonard designed as a 7 ft 3 wt. 2.5 oz.
$1200 or best offer.
This pre-fire Leonard fishing rod is a 3/2 has an actual weight of 2.3 oz. Whisper soft artistry with 2 wt or 3 wt line. Unbelievable elegance with translucent green wraps tipped with full intermediates. With a smooth 4 1/4" cork grip of 3/8" rings, butternut SB reel seat. Patent marks on 13/64 and 8/64 ferrules. English tungsten guides with snake stripping guide and Leonard hand made silver tip tops. Original bag and tube. Varnish and wraps are all very good as also the ferrule fit. 0ne tip down 4 3/4 '' other remaining sections full. One of the rarest slow-medium action true 3 wt 8' rods ever made.
Honey wrapped english twist guides with a snake stripper. this fly fishing rod has three tips , one full one 1" down and one 1/2' down. Patented ferrules 13/64 and 8/64. A fine lightweight classic having a swelled butt, 4 1/4" cork grip with butternut SB reel seat. Original bag and tube Actual rod weighs 2.6 oz. Varnish, ferrule fit and guides are all very good to excellent. A very fine instrument for a 3 wt line.
This is a fine and lighter 8' Battenkill fishing rod, being the 4 1/8 oz model for a 5 wt modern line. Serial # 80450. Condition is excellent with only sign of use is a bit of soiling on the grip. Hard to find a nicer Battenkill in this configuration. Truly in excellent condition.