Here we have a lovely R.W. Hoffhines - 6'8" 3wt 2/2 hollow-fluted bamboo rod. Serial no. 217. Completed in March 2017. The rod is in mint condition. The taper is based on an FE Thomas Fairy rod. The rod is handsomely tempered in a style the maker calls "tortoise shell" flaming. The guide wraps are a transparent caramel color. The winding check is also caramel but with black, black and gold jasper, and burgundy tipping followed by 6 bands of a chestnut colored thread. The ferrules are wrapped in burgundy with caramel and burgundy tipping followed by 2 bands of the chestnut colored thread. The tip-top wraps are caramel with one and two bands of burgundy tipping respectively. The wrap scheme gives the rod a classic appearance, paying homage to its FE Thomas pedigree. Blued guides. Amber colored agate stripping guide. A generously swelled butt that looks fantastic on this petite rod. Blued hexagonal nickel silver winding check. Cigar grip 5 7/8" in length that feels just right in the hand. Blued cap and ring reel seat with a mortised maple burl spacer. The underside of the butt cap features a bullseye pattern - similar bullseyes featured on Thomas rods. The blued step-down ferrules are size 10/64, the fit is perfect. The rod has a medium-fast action and weighs a mere 2 7/8 oz. Includes original bag and tube with brass fittings and label. Don't miss out on this gorgeous small waters rod that fishes as well as it looks.