Thomas & Thomas Classic Bamboo Rod 9' 3/2 #7

SKU: VFT5174

For sale here is a Thomas and Thomas (T&T) Classic bamboo rod -- 9' 3/2 7wt. Rod is in excellent+ original condition. A rare and early varnished Classic made when Dorsey and Maxwell were starting up in Massachusetts. All sections are full length. Down-locking reel seat over a walnut spacer. Cigar grip with additional fixed fighting butt to assist with slinging an overhead line from a boat to the other side of the river. All of the reel seat components are aluminum. Oxidized guides and tip-tops. The ferrules are 22/64 and 15/64 and the ferrule fit is tight. The mid to tip ferrules don't seat all the way, but this is the way in which the rod was originally made. Maroon silks with black accent wraps at the hookkeeper and ferrules. Includes a rod bag (not sure if original) and the original labeled tube. The tube is long by 3 1/2" and the bag by 2 1/2" but in the early days perhaps these extraneous details were overlooked in the spirit of "it's the fishing rod that matters!". A scarce opportunity to acquire an early T&T salmon rod in amazing condition. These guys were good!