For sale here is a very limited edition Thomas and Thomas "Jus' Swell" bamboo rod in unused condition. 7', 2/2 for a 4 weight line. Made in 1987. Beautifully flamed bamboo combined with a dramatic execution of tapers - taking the graceful swelled butt design of all T&T rods to its limit. Six strips of bamboo that continue from the rod to the unified grip without interruption by cork or superfluous embellishment. Transparent caramel silks with chestnut brown tipping. Black silks with forest green and black tipping at the ferrules. Nickel silver sliding band reel seat over bamboo. The number 10 is stamped in the bottom of the butt cap. The rod weighs 4 1/8 oz. Size 13/64 size ferrules. Original bag with stiffener and brass capped black T&T tube.
The rod tube was delivered by T&T with a plastic tube cover and a strip of clear tape that sealed the plastic covering. I was the first person ever to take the original tape off to inspect the rod. This rod had never seen the light of day! However, a few of the silk wraps display the "frosting" effect. There was a time period when T&T experienced some frosting in the wraps. These are not dried but only a color reaction with the clear wraps. Troy at T&T confirms it is only an aesthetic issue. But it is worth a mention.