Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Abe's Thomas & Thomas Kaneglass

The Fiberglass Flyrodders forum is always a great resource for researching, asking questions, and of course showing off a particularly exceptional fiberglass fly rod find. 

Abe Lee recently came into possession of a vintage and rare Thomas & Thomas Kaneglass and shared it with the F.F.R. forum and I felt this 7'6" five weight would be wonderful to share on T.F.M. as well.


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Abe wrote... "I'm very grateful to a Fiberglass Flyrodders forum member for allowing me to have a special rod: a Thomas & Thomas Kaneglass 7'6" five weight from the early 1970s. There aren't too many of them around so I thought that I would post some photos.

I acquired this from the original owner who took very good care of it over the past forty years. The original aluminum tube has a beadchain screwtop lid like some of my Orvis Golden Eagles. The original bag is a red heavy cotton bag. Like Orvis, T&T used a three compartment bag that was borrowed from their bamboo department.

The blank color is "burnt orange with magenta" wraps (according to my wife), which sounds a lot classier than my initial choice of "orange-red with purple." T&T sure does like bright colors for their glass rods, whether it's 1971 or 2011. Although the bright colors may not be everyone's cup of tea, I think both rods are just beautiful."


An incrediable find and I appreciate Abe for allowing me to use his photographs and thoughts for this post.

3 comments:

Cofisher said...

Nice rod...good for you Abe.

Bill said...

WOW!

Cameron Mortenson said...

Howard...I know. I'm jealous. You know I have a thing for five weights.

Bill...my thoughts exactly.