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FE Thomas Rod Information

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my friend wants to know any information regarding this rod, he wants to part ways with it and I promised I'd at least ask on here about the rod. We looked for information google, but couldn't match the exact rod specs to see what we were looking at as far as value, ect

here are some pictures. thanks in advance.

gfig

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Posted on: 2013/7/2 16:04


Re: FE Thomas Rod Information

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Try Clark's Classic Fly Rod Forum.

F.E. Thomas is a desirable maker but being a 9 foot rod, it is not a desirable length. That length was fairly common even before graphite but the shorter lengths are lighter and were generally less common, thus making them more desirable.

If all of the pieces are of equal length, that would be a major plus. Its hard to tell in your pictures.

You'll find more specific info on Clarcks.

Hope that gives you a start.

Shock

Posted on: 2013/7/2 21:22


Re: FE Thomas Rod Information

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Shock is correct. Here is the link.
http://classicflyrodforum.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=69
The fact that it has a serial number indicates it was probably made in the forties or later. The Dirigo was a model indicating it may have had watermarks or less than perfect cane. FE Thomas made some very nice casting rods and even at nine feet, I’m sure it’s a pleasure to fish with. I’ve had four over the years and a certain eight footer is still one of my favorites. Good Luck and let us know how you make out.

Posted on: 2013/7/2 21:37
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Re: FE Thomas Rod Information

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Neat rod. I've wanted a FET Fairy 6'8" 3wt for awhile now.

Posted on: 2013/7/4 9:11


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That rod, like all rods, was made to be fished. I bet it is a pleasure to do so.

Posted on: 2013/7/4 9:26
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