Earlier in the fall I purchased a 6'10" 3wt Thomas and Thomas Lotic from MB Custom Rods in Germany. I've heard a lot of good things about the 4 and 5 wt Lotics that I hope and assume will also be true of this 3 wt. Since the blanks aren't readily available, I figured it was worth the international shipping, plus $700 to get one directly from T&T is a bit beyond my budget (though I have no doubt they are worth it).
Anyway... here are some pics. Still deciding on the color way. I have a nice struble reel seat and insert with a custom shaped flor grade grip that I plan to use. Tested out some colors on the butt section as seen in the pics. Starting with the butt, the colors are CP tan tipping and almond, Light blue and metallic silver, pea soup and metallic red, gold fish and CP tan tipping.
I'm always amazed at how the thread colors transform depending on the blank color. I tried to see if I could match the T&T styling with the blue and silver, but the light blue darkened to essentially become the same color as the blank - not much contrast there. The green and red are a colorway that T&T used on some of their other rod models. But I think I ultimately might go with a combination of the almond, gold fish, and tan.