Leonard Reel

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Trout120-1
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Leonard Reel

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Has anyone ever seen one of the early black/silver trout reels with the Leonard Mills and Pat stamp on the front and Light and Heavy words on the back regarding the drag ? I'm surprised to see that on a trout size reel ( 3 1/8 x 1 3/16 ) ?

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You can see a lot of the Leonard reels on on my web page for H.L. Leonard including the reel you mentioned. Click on link below.

https://reelsnlures.com/h-l-leonard-reels-bangor-me/

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Wonderful web page and pictures.
Thank you sir !

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It's hard to tell without pictures but I think you are referring to a Leonard model 50A-D and these are listed as salmon reels.

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My Leonard Mills with Patent Pending and Light & Heavy drag position indicator on the back plate is a salmon reel, Model 48M

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Trout120-1 wrote:
01/12/21 22:39
Has anyone ever seen one of the early black/silver trout reels with the Leonard Mills and Pat stamp on the front and Light and Heavy words on the back regarding the drag ? I'm surprised to see that on a trout size reel ( 3 1/8 x 1 3/16 ) ?
The reel you are talking about is a model 51-AD = adjustable drag
Some call then a large Trout and some call them a lite Salmon
They are 5 pullers reel, they have the same drag as the model 48 Salmon reel which is larger and have 6 pullers
They all so made the 51 with out the drag, which is the hard one to fine, I wish I could fine one

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