Thomas & Thomas - Classic 7'6" 5wt, 2/2 Bamboo Rod
For sale here is a Thomas & Thomas Classic 7'6" 5wt, 2-piece / 2-tip bamboo rod in near mint condition. Serial # 3185, made in the spring of 1978. Featuring lightly tempered with matte impregnated/buffed finish, oxidized guides wrapped in yellow gold windings & oxblood tipping. The blued ferrules are wrapped in mahogany silks and the ferrule fit is perfect. All sections are straight, full length & serialized, and the script on the butt section remains crisp and clear. Strap & ring hook keeper, 6" cigar grip and down locking screw-lock reel seat over mortised walnut spacer. The hardware is clean and the T&T roll stamp is crisp. The only signs of use are some light marks on the walnut spacer where a reel was mounted, although I suspect it was lawn cast only. Medium fast dry fly action, I think it would be happy with a DT5 or even a heavier modern WF5. A wonderful 1970's Thomas & Thomas rod in amazing condition. Sold in original sock and what is probably the original tube (sans decal).