The other day, Chris Bogart stopped by, and I showed him this rod. We both
agreed, that anyone who owned this rod also had the power to make Reed Curry
give up all his worldly posessions. The rod is simply the best light wet fly
rod I have ever handled. It is light and soft, but has just enough butt
strength to cast a reasonable loop. I can't imagine anything better for
fishing small soft hackles. If you are persuaded by Reed's arguments, here is
a rod to consider. The rod is an F.E. Thomas Special, 3 piece 8 foot for a 4
weight line. Sections are 32 1/2" long. The measurements are with varnish off.
87-.314 - This is where the grip starts - Ferrules appear to be a 10 and a 15.
The rod is an example of Thomas' best work, and is wrapped with fancy trim
and intermediates. If anyone wants to go to that kind of trouble, let me
know, and I will send the details