The quintessential rod designed by Tom and built by Gerri was the 2pc 8'6" 5wt graphite rod. The 865 was a go-to rod during Tom's guiding days because it combined the versatility of a 5wt and the shorter casting stroke found in 8'6" rods. Tom preferred the 8'6" length for accuracy and presentation while casting. This rod is done in 4pc for ease of travel. Built on a clear blank with uplocking hardware, a western cigar grip and a maple burl reel seat insert.
Price includes premium TMR red graphite rod tube as well as shipping/insurance. If you would like to upgrade to an Al Swanson wood tube or heirloom tube, please inquire about cost and timing.