ago I bought an unmarked Leonard 50DF from Carmine Lisella, and fell in
love with bamboo rods. A friend and I were fishing together one
day and swapped rods for awhile as friend will. At the end of the
day he bought that rod for me for twice what I had paid. Little
did I know it would take five times that amount to replace that
rod. That started me on the road to making my own bamboo rods.
built both of these Leonard 50DF tapered rods as a tribute to the one I
from Carmine then sold to my friend. Today it's floating around
northern California with Jim W. I plan to make another in 2007.