For sale here is a very limited edition Thomas and Thomas "25th Anniversary" bamboo rod in like new condition. 7'6", 2/2 for a 3 weight line. Made in 1994.
From the 1994 T&T Catalog:
Over the years we have created a variety of limited edition fly rods. None has been any more striking and original than the one we have made to celebrate our first 25 years of rod making. It has been designed both to reflect the signature characteristics of a Thomas & Thomas rod, like the swelled rod butt and mortised reel seat, and to present several distinctive features never before seen in a fly rod.
We crafted a unique reel seat of magnificent tiger maple over an underbody or cork exposed through the reel seat mortise. This innovative design combines the lightness of cork with the beauty of varnished hardwood. To bring the tones of our split cane into perfect harmony with the tiger maple reel seat, we developed a new flame treating process that provides a distinctive tiger maple pattern on the cane while at the same time producing the perfect heat tempering. The special knurling and metalwork appointments are brand new, and the bronze guides are handmade and fittingly highlighted by a difficult once-around thread wrapping technique. We have constructed the 25th Anniversary split cane rod in a delicate 7 1/2 foot for 3-weight design. It is a delight to cast with small- to medium-size flies under even the most demanding conditions, whether on a Western spring creek or an Eastern trout stream.
Please note: Payment is requested by bank check or wire transfer. If you must pay by Paypal or credit card, an extra charge of 3-4% will apply depending on where the rod will be shipped.