This model features composition panels of dramatically swirling red pigment against a black background. One of the advantages of the 1877 patent is a no-tangle handle design in which the handle travels within a formed rim. This improvement can be seen in nearly all Leonard reels. Like the bi-metal, this reel comes from the Leonard rod shop.
The American Museum of Fly Fishing Collection
Gift of Elsie Hawes
Yearc. 1880Accession No.1974.032.001Made byH.L. Leonard Rod Company