Lyons, Dwight -- 7'6 FE Thomas Style Bamboo Rod - Owned by John Gierach

For sale here is a beautiful, classic FE Thomas styled, Dwight Lyons 7'6" 4wt bamboo fly rod. This rod was previously owned by John Gierach and is mentioned on page 62 in his book, "Fishing Bamboo". Mr. Lyons used original bamboo from the Thomas Rod Co.

Three-piece with two tips. Serial no. 1293. The rod is in excellent+ condition. Blonde, straw colored cane with deep rust colored silks and full intermediates. Ring hook keeper, oxidized hardware, agate stripping guide and vintage reverse twist English style guides. Slightly swelled butt. Cigar grip, cap and ring reel seat over a cork spacer. Ring features fine knurling at the edges. Ferrule sizes 9/64 and 13/64, nice fit. The rod has a medium action to go along with its aesthetics, keeping true with a rod from the early 20th century. The rod weighs 3 1/8 oz. Included are original bag and tube with label and unique hexagonal brass fittings.

Also included is a provenance letter from John Gierach.