FE Thomas Browntone Special Bamboo Rod 8'6" 2/2 #5/6

SKU: VFT1845

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For sale here is a 8’6” 2/2 F.E. Thomas Browntone in excellent original condition. 5oz. for a 6 line but can also handle a 7 closer in. Serial number EF511, made in Oct 1947. Rod has a wells grip with cork spacer and Thomas' lightweight version of their reel seat hardware; shorter butt cap and narrow lighter slide band. All hardware and ferrules are blued. One tip is heavier near the tip top. This is likely attributed to fairly common production shop inconsistencies. The tip has dead-match colored wraps and aging to match the other sections perfectly. Any action variance in the tips is indistinguishable. Built for Jerry Sackheim, whose name is the on rod, a famous Hollywood screenwriter known for his work on Lassie and many other TV shows and films. All info & specifications confirmed by Thomas records. A very rare rod, as all Browntones are scarce and 2 pc rods over 8ft were special order. Original bag and tube with the majority of original label present.