Thomas, F.E. – Special Mahogany

  • For sale is an early F.E. Thomas Special Mahogany bamboo fly rod. This is a 6' 6" 2/2 3wt. weighing 2.45 oz. The taper is very similar to a 7' 0" Fairy. This is the shortest rod listed by F.E. Thomas under the Special Brown Tone models. Top hat compression-sealed cap is original.

    This consists of mahogany-colored cane with red intermediate wraps. Oxidized guides accompanied by a red agate Mildrum stripper and bayonet tip tops. Size 11 ferrule. The well proportioned, diminutive grip measures 4 1/2" in length with a beautiful blued nickel silver reel seat stamped F.E. Thomas Special, Bangor, ME. In my hand, the action is medium approaching slow. Models were made in both wet and dry fly tapers. This small wand would perform equally well fishing either method while enjoying the deep bend immensely. One replacement tip and new cork grip. Restored by Steve Blake. Replacement bag and tube. The top hat compression-sealed cap is original and very difficult to source.

  • Model: Mahogany Special
    Length: 6. 6"
    Configuration: Two-piece
    Weight:  2.45 oz.
    Line: 3 weight
    Serial Number: NA