Thomas & Thomas Montana 8'6 7wt Bamboo Rod

For sale here is an early Thomas & Thomas Montana 8'6" 2/2 7wt bamboo rod from their Individualist Series, T&T's highest grade of rods. Serial no. 2494. The rod is in excellent original condition. All sections are full length and straight. 

The rod features mildly heat tempered impregnated cane with translucent caramel colored wraps and cinnamon tipping at the winding check, ferrules, and tip-tops. Blued guides and ferrules. The elegant Tom Maxwell script remains clean and bold. The tips are numbered for convenience. Handsome swelled butt, a hallmark of most T&T rods. Ring hook keeper. Reverse half wells grip 6" in length with light soiling and ridging. Bright aluminum up-locking reel seat over a mortised walnut spacer. The step-down swiss style ferrules are size 14/64 with an excellent fit. The rod weighs 5.40 oz. The rod has a wonderful medium-fast action with plenty of power from the butt. Some may prefer a DT6. Includes the original bag with stiffening dowel and original tube with brass fittings.