This is rare rod from the Individualist series -- serial # 3270 on all three sections. Cigar grip, with dramatically swelled butt, medium straw color varnished cane, blued cap and ring over figured walnut, tan silks tipped cinnamon.All three pieces straight and full length -- tight ferrules, varnish, wraps, guides, cork (very slight soiling) and reel seat perfect. Tube in excellent condition -- no tag on tube.
Original sack with dowel stiffener. Reel cap stamped Thomas & Thomas (in script) - MAKERS on two lines within a'flat oval'. 3270 inked on the butt section above the hook keeper. This is a very rare rod from Thomas & Thomas -- very few made in this length.
Provenance -- The Jordan-Mills Rod Company, Carmine Lisella -- rod listed in his Fall 2011 catalog as item 1 (see photo). This is an absolutely beautiful rod and in mint condition.
I have not fished this rod, but have had it out of the tube several times to admire. The item "Rare Vintage Thomas & Thomas Caenis Bamboo Fly Rod, 6', 2 Pc. Withxtra tip 3 wt" is in sale since Sunday, January 24, 2021.
This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Fishing\Vintage\Rods". The seller is "jsbradford" and is located in State College, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.