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Vintage F.E. Thomas 9' Special Fly Rod

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Here's a "Handyman Special" that needs a little work to make it a presentable Thomas rod again.

This is an early 9' 3/2 Thomas Special with full intermediate wraps, Half Wells grip, and a full nickel silver sliding band reel seat with rails and a bullseye stamp around a "5" on the butt end.  Tips have their original Agate tip tops.

Unfortunately, this rod suffered a break to the mid section which resulted in the mid being about 5" short.  

Adding insult to injury, someone then replaced the original mid female and one tip ferrule with a gold anodized ferrule made for a fiberglass rod.  The tip with the replacement ferrule is about 1/4" short.

The only other major repair needed is to rewrap the Agate stripping guide, which came loose.

The butt and second tip are still full length, although this tip has a repair wrap a few inches down from the top.

Comes in the original bag and original nickel plate capped aluminum tube.

This would make a great, inexpensive user rod once someone to put a nickel ferrule back on and rewrapped one guide.

Item #2309 Fair Condition $295.00

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