FE Thomas Special Bamboo Rod 8'6" 3/2 #5

SKU: VFT3017

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For sale here is a FE Thomas Special bamboo rod -- 8'6" 3/2 for a five weight line. Serial No. F96 made in 1957. The rod is in excellent condition. One tip has a fishing set. The rod appears to be in original condition with the exception of some touch-up varnish on some of the wraps. Chestnut brown silks contrast well against the light browntone cane. Black tipping at the winding check, signature wrap with a 3-5-3-1 banding pattern. Three bands at the male ferrules. Ring hook-keeper. Cigar grip with some slight ridging. Hardy-style locking seat with a fine varnished wood reel seat. The rod was initially sold by Abercrombie & Fitch, a small piece of the sticker remains on the tube. Weight is 4 3/4 oz. Ferrules are size 15/64 and 9/64 with an excellent fit. Witness marks indented into ferrules. Medium slow to medium action. The rod comes with its original bag with hang-tag still intact as well as original tube with FET badge label and fine brass fittings.