sold F.E. THOMAS BROWN TONE STREAMER, 9’ 3/2, 7wt.

sold F.E. THOMAS BROWN TONE STREAMER, 9’ 3/2, 7wt.

F.E. THOMAS  BROWN TONE STREAMER SPECIAL, 9’ 3/2, 7wt.

This rod is fully documented in Stewart and Girard, F.E. Thomas: The Man and His Rods, p.296.  I have included a photo of the page in case you do not have the book.  Serial number is Square 305, dating it in 1939.  It has the elongated butt cap, blued NS, down locking aluminum hardware over mahogany spacer, hook keeper in winding check, cinnamon wraps, agate stripping guide, blued NS step-down ferrules, blackened snake guides, and conventional (non-bayonet) tip tops.  All in all a very handsome rod.  Stewart and Girard set the weight at 6.3 ounces.

I have owned the rod for a few years, fishing it sparingly each spring for Dolly Varden in in the Deschutes at Billy Chinook reservoir.  I like it with a Phoenix silk 7wt. It bangs out long casts with large salt-water flies to attract Dollies chasing on Kokanee on the surface.

The rod is in fine condition.  After I got it, Steve Blake polished out the varnish and touched up the bluing.  The bluing on the tip tops shows a little wear now. The original bag has a few holes in it, but the tube is robust and the decal is at least 95%.

 

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