Vardanis, Alex – 8' 0" 3 wt.

  • For your consideration is an Alex Vardanis 8' 0" "modified F.E. Thomas" Fairy bamboo fly rod built with nodeless construction. This is an 8' 0" three-piece for a 3 weight line weighing 3.90 ounces. Alex marked this as a 2 or 3 weight, but for someone like myself with a slow casting stroke, this feels like a 3 at normal fishing distances and possibly a 4 with the right line. The taper is based on a 1911 F.E. Thomas rod.

    This consists of straw-colored cane with amber-orange wraps tipped with an ivory cream – a very handsome combination. The grip measures 5 1/2 inches with cap and ring over the spacer. In my hand, the action is medium fast. Very nice varnish work. Comes in a walnut hex case with a leather strap closure. A nice light line rod from this London, Ontario builder.

  • Model: Modified F.E. Thomas
    Length: 8' 0"
    Configuration: Three-piece
    Weight: 3.90 oz.
    Line: 2 or 3 weight
    Serial Number: NA