For sale here is a 1990 limited edition Thomas and Thomas "au Natural" Bamboo rod in like new condition, having only been lawn cast. There were only 30 of these made in 1990. This one is serial #9 as etched into the base of the butt cap as well as the brass tube cap.
From the 1990 T&T catalog:
The T&T Limited Edition rod for this year features the natural color and beauty of bamboo combined with dramatic laminating craftsmanship. Kith and kin to T&T's 1987 "Jus' Swell," this 3-piece design is executed in unflamed blond bamboo. Again taking our acclaimed swelled butt construction to its limit, the natural bamboo grip becomes part of the tapered rod shaft, unsheathed by cork or superfluous embellishment.
Length: 7 1/2'
Configuration: 3-piece with extra tip
Line: #4 double taper or weight forward
Design: Continuous taper, extended swell bamboo grip
Finish: High gloss varnish over natural bamboo
Action: Medium dry fly
Wrappings: Pale bronze silk
Ferrules: Natural hand-turned nickel silver, sizes 13/64 and 17/64.
Reel seat: Natural sculpted nickel silver cap & ring with butternut wood spacer
I will also include a scanned copy of the Thomas & Thomas catalog from 1990 when the rod was offered for $3,100. The rod also comes with its original bag and tube. The tube shows natural tarnish to the brass over the years.
Accepted forms of payment: bank check, direct bank transfer, personal check. Paypal and credit cards are not accepted.