Leonard, H.L. - 38ACM

  • Early post-fire 7' 0" Leonard 38ACM weighing 2.35 oz. Nickel silver hardware over butternut wood spacer. Diminutive cigar grip measuring 5". Measuring the tips as one would three flats they are a lean 0.0495" - 0.0540." A delicate, full working taper appropriate for a 3 weight line. Loads with the leader alone. Competent attaining a 40' cast and beyond if required. Fished only a handful of times since Steve Blake gave this a new coat of varnish approximately 5-years ago – assuming new wraps but not confirmed. Original tube and bag with stiffener.

    Thought to be a plain 38, after Ted Simroe's inspection we know it's a seldom seen 38ACM built with a pre-fire taper. The first few post-fire batches were not adjusted for modern lines.

  • Model: Leonard 38ACM
    Length:  7' 0"
    Configuration: 2/2
    Weight:  2.35 oz.
    Line:  3 wt
    Serial Number: 883

    Arthur C. Mills is credited for the 38ACM but it's believed his father Thomas Bate Mills had suggested it. Arthur asked for a stronger butt section on a 38L with no change to the fine tips.