Thomas & Thomas introduces three new rod series
Article Media Click images to enlarge +
Recent upgrades to equipment at its rod factory have enabled Thomas & Thomas (T&T) to take advantage of the latest graphite composite materials to produce what it describes as ‘especially exciting’ product launches for 2016.
The materials and new production processes not only bring marked advances in performance and durability, but also enhance the feel of the blank, says the Massachusetts company.
The new Spire Series is a return to the classic T&T Blue rods, with a tough, translucent, low friction finish designed to improve casting. Spire models come in several unique lengths with actions tuned to deliver high line speeds with less effort.
With an extended range from a 7½ foot three-weight to a 10 foot eight-weight, T&T says there is a Spire suitable for any situation, from tiny mountain brooks to windswept estuaries.
T&T’s aim with the Aeros Series was to create a medium-plus action for presenting dry flies, but with the reserve power to fish a streamer or nymph when required.
The small diameter, iridescent moss-green blank is fitted with traditionally styled hardware and maple reel seat spacer. Made with the hard-core trout fisherman in mind, the Aeros is available in 8 foot, 8½ foot and 9 foot lengths and line weights three through to five.
In the two-handed rods category, the DNA TroutSpey provides the scope to fish waters where long casting and line mending is beyond the capabilities of single-handed rods. The traditional progressive taper loads easily yet has the capacity to pick up a long line, bringing a new dimension to swinging or skating flies for large trout on big waters.
The highly-regarded rod maker is partnering with dealers to host T&T Days across the country, giving consumers the chance to meet representatives from its rod shop, ask questions and cast the rod of their choice. The schedule has been expanded to include more days and locations, especially in the west.
Tel: +1 413 475 3840