FE Thomas "Special" Bamboo Rod 9'6" 3/2 #7


For sale here is a F.E. Thomas Special grade bamboo rod. 9'6", 5 7/8 oz. for a 7 weight line. Three pieces with two tips. The rod is in very good restored condition though there are a few issues. The cigar grip has very severe ridging. One of the tips is down 1 3/4". The second tip has been crudely scarfed for the last 1 1/2" but remains full length. Slight sets in both tips. The varnish and wraps are in excellent condition. Attractive swelled butt. Beautiful agate stripping guide. Flamed cane with cinnamon colored silks. Blued ferrules size 17/64 and 11/64 fit tightly. Original metal ferrule plugs. Very nice medium fast action. Aluminum down-locking reel seat over black bakelite in great condition with the exception of a 1/2" crack in the bakelite spacer. Butt cap is also blued. Original green bag and replacement tube. A classic rod that needs a bit of work but would be well worth it so that it may fish again on large, windy rivers.

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