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 on a red blank with downlocking hardware, a western cigar grip and rare black ash 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.