0131: F.E.Thomas, Special, Varnished 6-strip bamboo flyrod. 9'6", 3/1 for #5 line. The Nickel-silver, soldered cap and band reelseat has raised rails and the maker's logo and model name stamped into it. Petite 5" cigar cork grip. Nickel-silver ferrules and English snake guides. Chinese red wraps tipped black w/red intermediates. Custom made labeled bag, new Landmark tube (that can be labeled for the new owner). All joints are proper length and straight.
Quality rods like this from a famous Bangor Me. maker are really getting hard to find. This rod has lots of delicate intermediates that give the rod a truly classic appeal. Fish it, display it, or just sit and admire it - I do! Excellent refinished. $450