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Thomas and Thomas Limited Edition Series

BF135X - Thomas and Thomas

The T&T Limited Edition Series began in 1979 in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Thomas & Thomas. Since then, each year until 1994 has brought another unique creation in the art of rodmaking. All rods in the Limited Edition Series have become collector items and their value has increased dramatically. The 10th Anniversary rod is the only one of the following 10 commemorative series rods that is not numbered 16, because there were only 10 of the 10th Anniversary.  This entire 11 rod and 2 reel collection is being offered together. 

The price for the 11 rods and 2 reels, all in mint unfished condition are priced at $39,000.00.  None of these rods has been fished or had a reel mounted on it.

BF1351 - Thomas and Thomas Limited Edition

8' 6", 2/2 1979 Limited Edition. The 10th Anniversary Model.  This 8 1/2' rod, built to celebrate T&T's first 10 years in business, featured a swelled, spliced butt construction and was housed in a curly maple presentation box. This rod weighs 5 oz. on our digital scale. Blued nickel silver ferrules, with T&T logo, are size 16. There were 10 rods made in this series and this is #8 of 10 rods. Carbide stripper guide. 

The price for the 11 rods and 2 reels, all in mint unfished condition are priced at $39,000.00.  None of these rods has been fished or had a reel mounted on it.

BF1356 - Thomas and Thomas Limited Edition

8', 2/2 1981 Limited Edition Series. The Sans Noeud, named in French, meaning 'without nodes.' A series of 8', 2 - piece rods constructed entirely without any of the nodes present in all natural bamboo.  Each rod required more than 120 hours to complete. This rod weighs 5 oz. on our digital scale. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 15. Carbide stripper guide.

The price for the 11 rods and 2 reels, all in mint unfished condition are priced at $39,000.00.  None of these rods has been fished or had a reel mounted on it.

BF1352 - Thomas and Thomas Limited Edition

7'6", 3/2 1983 Limited Edition Series. The Fountainhead. A tribute to Phillippe, Green, Mitchell, and Murphy who began the tradition of split-bamboo rod making between 1845 and 1865. These 7 1/2', 3 piece rods featured spiked ferrules and other details commonly found on the early bamboo creations. This rod weighs 5.3 oz. on our digital scale. Nickel silver spiked ferrules are sizes 12 and 17. The rod has full intermediates. The mortised grip and reel seat alternate strips of bamboo and mahogany. Highly engraved nickel silver cap and ring reel seat hardware. T & T logo stamped and engraved female ferrules.

The price for the 11 rods and 2 reels, all in mint unfished condition are priced at $39,000.00.  None of these rods has been fished or had a reel mounted on it.

BF1353 - Thomas and Thomas Limited Edition

8'6", 3/2 1984 Limited Edition Series rod and reel. The  Kosmic Commemorative. A replica of the historic Kosmic rods built by Thomas, Edward and Payne during their brief partnership at the end of the 19th century. The design and aesthetics of these 8 1/2', 3 piece rods are as fresh and exciting as they were more than 100 years ago.  Kosmic Commermorative Reel. A replica of the original Kosmic reels made by vom Hofe for the Kosmic Company. This rod weighs 6.1 oz. on our digital scale. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 11 and 16.

The price for the 11 rods and 2 reels, all in mint unfished condition are priced at $39,000.00.  None of these rods has been fished or had a reel mounted on it.

BF1354 - Thomas and Thomas Limited Edition

8', 3/2 1985 Limited Edition Series. The Amabillis. A rod that pays tribute to Arundinaria Amabilis, the 'lovely bamboo' of the rodmakers' art. Hand craftsmanship and hand engraving abound everywhere on these 8', 3 piece rods that are perfect examples of rodmaking as an art form. This rod weighs 4.9 oz. on our digital scale. Engraved nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and 18.  The ferrules, ferrule plugs, reel seat hardware and the brass rod cap were engraved by an Italian gunsmith.

The price for the 11 rods and 2 reels, all in mint unfished condition are priced at $39,000.00.  None of these rods has been fished or had a reel mounted on it.

BF1355 - Thomas and Thomas Limited Edition

7', 2/2 1987 Limited Edition Series. The Jus' Swell. The beauty of 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. 7', 2 piece construction. This rod weighs 3.9 oz. on our digital scale. Nickel silver ferrules size 14. Carbide stripper guide.

The price for the 11 rods and 2 reels, all in mint unfished condition are priced at $39,000.00.  None of these rods has been fished or had a reel mounted on it.

BF1357 - Thomas and Thomas Limited Edition

8', 3 piece 1989 Limited Edition Series. The 20th Anniversary Model. These 8', 3 piece rods feature light bamboo, reminiscent of the early T&T rods, flamed in a tiger stripe pattern. The overall effect reflects the early days of rodmaking with Calcutta cane. A tiger maple reel seat with engraved hardware complements the subtle tones of the rod. Includes hexagonal mohogany hand crafted tube. This rod weighs  5 oz. on our digital scale.  Nickel silver ferrules 13 and 18. Agate stripper guide.

The price for the 11 rods and 2 reels, all in mint unfished condition are priced at $39,000.00.  None of these rods has been fished or had a reel mounted on it.

BF1358 - Thomas and Thomas Limited Edition

7 1/2', 3 piece 1990 Limited Edition Series. au Natural. 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 T&T's acclaimed swelled butt construction to limit, the natural bamboo grip becomes part of the tapered rod shaft, unsheathed by cork or superfluous embellishment. This rod weighs 5 oz. on our digital scale. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and 17.

The price for the 11 rods and 2 reels, all in mint unfished condition are priced at $39,000.00.  None of these rods has been fished or had a reel mounted on it.

BF1359 - Thomas and Thomas Limited Edition

7', 2 piece, 4 weight. 1991 Limited Edition. Quad Commemorative. A tribute to Gene Edwards, and most especially Sam Carlson. It is four sided (quad) construction but made in semi hollow design (unlike Edwards and Carlson). This rod weighs 3.2 oz. on our digital scale. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 12. Carbide stripper guide. Walnut square tube.

The price for the 11 rods and 2 reels, all in mint unfished condition are priced at $39,000.00.  None of these rods has been fished or had a reel mounted on it.

BF1360 - Thomas and Thomas Limited Edition

7'2", 2 piece. 4 weight. 1993 H.S. Gillum Commemorative. Patterned after the rod Pinky Gillum had made for his wife. Tom Dorsey studied the original and cast it at Marty Keane's home. It features the typical of Gillum's resorcinol purple glue lines, which were executed in neat, and admittedly boastful, fashion. According to Tom Dorsey, Gillum's glue lines were never so good, and resorcinol does not hide chipped corners of the joint.  This rod weighs 2.9 oz. on our digital scale. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 14. Carbide stripper guide. Black powder coated aluminum tube with brass hardware.

The price for the 11 rods and 2 reels, all in mint unfished condition are priced at $39,000.00.  None of these rods has been fished or had a reel mounted on it.

BF1361 - Thomas and Thomas Limited Edition

7' 6", 2 piece. 3 line weight. 1994 Thomas and Thomas's 25th Anniversary Commemorative rod. The rod was done with "pencil flaming" of the bamboo, is what T&T called it.  It also featured "paper thin curly maple veneer over cork", mortise styled reel seat.  The rod weighs 3.9 oz. on our digital scale. Blued nickel silver ferrules sizes 14. Carbide stripper guide.  Leather tube crafted by Giorgio Benecchi's Products, Made in Italy. Also included is a Thomas and Thomas 25th Anniversary Limited Edition fly reel. Number 16 of 50. The diameter measures 2 5/8" x 3/4 spool width, 1 3/8" overall width. Includes a solid mahogany felt lined box with brass hinges.

The price for the 11 rods and 2 reels, all in mint unfished condition are priced at $39,000.00.  None of these rods has been fished or had a reel mounted on it.


Winston, R. L.

BF1696 - R. L. Winston

8', 2/2  Trout rod weighing 4 oz. which casts a 6 weight line. Built in Twin Bridges in 1993 by Glenn Bracket. Serial number 2760. Half wells cork grip with recessed hood. Up-locking nickel silver cap and ring reel seat with  wood insert. The stripping guide has a carbide ring. The guides are wrapped with translucent tan thread. Includes original cloth bag and labeled leather tube. Never fished, spotless condition.

  • Listed: 12/11/2017
  • $2,850.00
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Graphite Rods


Winston R. L.

GF243 - R. L. Winston

Winston 8'6" 3 piece 5 weight Joan Wulff Favorite. Serial number 96609. Weighs 2 7/8 oz. Full wells cork grip. Down-locking birds eye maple insert reel seat. Includes original bag and tube. Mint condition.

  • Listed: 12/11/2017
  • $425.00
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GF242 - R. L. Winston

Winston 7'6" 3 piece, 3 line weight. Serial number 90612. Weighing 2 1/8 oz. Cigar cork grip. Down-locking nickel silver hardware over birds eye maple insert reel seat. Includes original bag and tube. Excellent plus condition.

  • Listed: 12/11/2017
  • $375.00
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GF244 - R. L. Winston

Winston 8'6" 2 piece 5 weight. Weighing 2 7/8 oz. IM6 graphite. Serial number 35304. Cigar cork grip. Down-locking nickel silver hardware over maple insert reel seat. There are 2 cracks in the maple insert. Includes original bag and labeled tube. Very good condition. 

  • Listed: 12/11/2017
  • $275.00
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Temple Fork Outfitters

GF245 - Temple Fork Outfitters

Temple Fork Outfitters Lefty Kreh 7'6" 4 piece  Line weight 5. Professional series II. Reverse half wells cork grip with plastic on it. Up-locking reel seat with graphite Insert. Includes original labeled bag. Mint un-fished.

  • Listed: 12/11/2017
  • $170.00
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GF246 - Temple Fork Outfitters

Temple Fork Outfitters Lefty Kreh 7'9" 4 piece  Line weight 3. Reverse half wells cork grip. Up-locking reel seat. Includes orignal labeled bag. Mint un-fished.

  • Listed: 12/11/2017
  • $195.00
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