Years 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.

I built both of these Leonard 50DF tapered rods as a tribute to the one I purchased from Carmine then sold to my friend.  Today it's floating around northern California with Jim W.  I plan to make another in 2007.

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Boyd Rod Company

Harry Boyd
1211 Newman Street 
Winnsboro, Louisiana 71295