Thomas and Thomas
Thomas & Thomas
The following marketing description (and the picture above) were taken from the T&T website, courtesy of Thomas & Thomas.
" “Sweet and Subtle” best describe the action of this latest series of Thomas & Thomas fly rods. For those purists who delight in a rod which allows them to virtually “paint” the fly on the water, we have created this ultra sensitive and responsive design. Use of the latest generation high-tech glass fibers has made possible a rod action previously available only in expensive bamboo rods. In keeping with rich traditions as you would expect, these Heirloom rods are appropriately finished in earth tones; an olive green shaft and paprika colored windings with bright, hand machined reel seat fittings complete the picture." The Heirloom series rods have 3 piece, tip over butt glass ferruled blanks. The grip is a Western style with a wood spacer and a bright finished, up-locking reel seat.
All five models are also available as unfinished rod blanks ($325).
- Permission to use material from the website and photo, personal communication with Trevor Bross of T&T.
The Heirloom rods have a reputation as smooth and fluid casting rods.
I will add reviews from the Fiberglass Flyrodders forum when time permits.