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


For sale here is an F.E. Thomas Special grade - 8 1/2' with three sections and two tips. Serial no. GH 114, made in 1950. The rod is in very good refinished condition with some varnish wear. All sections are full length and straight. 

The rod features mildly tempered cane with deep mahogany wraps and emerald tipping at the winding check and male ferrules. Reverse English-style guides. Large gradually swelled butt. Nickel silver winding check with ring hook keeper attached. The cigar grip measures 5 1/2" in length with mild soiling and a bit of light ridging. Down-locking aluminum reel seat over a varnished wood spacer. The butt cap reads, "F.E. Thomas. SPECIAL Bangor, ME." The original nickel silver ferrules retain an excellent fit. The rod weighs 5.20 oz. with a crisp and smooth medium-fast dry-fly action. Feels great with a a 6 line. Includes the original bag and tube with brass fittings.


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