New Arrival - 09/20

Thomas & Thomas Paradigm Bamboo Fly Rod 8'6" 2/2 #5


A Thomas and Thomas Paradigm bamboo fly rod, 8'6", 2-piece, 2-tip, and built for a #5 line. Serial #5775. Weighs 4.1 ounces on my scale. Impregnated model. Used but in very good condition. The rod is nice and straight with little to no oxidation loss on the hardware although the grip shows discoloration from hand soiling. Medium action. The blank has been lightly flamed and treated to the "tiger stripe" color scheme and done in a three up node pattern with the nodes lighter than the blank. The main wraps are brown with maroon edges with an extra band of yellow and black at the keeper, male ferrules, and tip tops. Carbide stripper and chrome guides and tip tops. Oxidized Swiss ferrules with a collar and they retain 99% of the original oxidation. The grip is formed of 1/4" corks and turned to a half wells profile. The 3 1/2" long reel seat is formed of 1/4" corks and hand flatted. The oxidized cap and ring bears the T&T die stamp "Thomas and Thomas, Makers" and has a tiny bit of edgewear to the oxidation. The rod comes with a tan colored cloth bag with a stiffener and packs into a black crackle painted aluminum tube with brass hardware and the T&T data sticker.
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