Up for sale is an F. Thomas Special bamboo fly rod. This rod is in nice shape; however, one tip has been repaired and the other is short/missing the tip guide (this rod now measures in at just over 7' 11).
Aside from the defects with the tip(s), the finish on the guide wrappings has smudging (see photos). The cork handle has some ridging, but it still feels nice in your hand (it looks like it was cleaned at some point in time). The ferrules measure 15/64 & 11/64 (they fit tight, but they do need a good cleaning). The butt cap is marked F 168. The tube is included; however, it is in rough shape (it looks melted), the rod doesn't fit in freely all the way, and the cap is missing.
The sock is also included. All-in-all, a great rod to have fully restored or you can leave it as-is. Please see all of the photos and thank you for looking. Thomas Special Bamboo Fly Fishing Rod. See Description" is in sale since Wednesday, September 8, 2021.
This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Fishing\Vintage\Rods". The seller is "ercmons77" and is located in Charleston, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.