Thomas & Thomas Fly Rods – IFTD Wrap Up

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Tom Dorsey in action. Photo By: Louis Cahill

Thomas & Thomas fly rods introduced an incredible amount of new rod models for the 2013/2014 season. Tom Dorsey and Troy Jacques were the team anchors in heading the design and roll out for the large selection of new Thomas & Thomas fly rods.

The LPS II was created (4-piece version of the original 2-piece LPS rod line) for all the traveling anglers out there, that had previously fallen in love with the original LPS years ago, but wanted a more transportable version. I’ve fished the new LPS II religiously for the past year, put it in the hands of many clients, and it’s received positive reviews across the board.

T&T also introduced the ESP (Extra Sensory Presentation) trout line of rods, which is targeted for those trout anglers that enjoy fishing a medium-action fly rod in shorter lengths and lighter lines. The ESP will serve those fly anglers well that enjoy fly fishing spring creeks, where accurate and subtle presentations are critical.

The NS II (No Sanctuary) fly rod line was greatly expanded this year. The original NS rod line was only available in a 4-piece 9′ five or six weight version. Due to the NS’s extreme popularity and large following, T&T decided to create the NS II, which offers a wider range in lengths and rod weights. You now have the option of purchasing an NS II, in the following lengths: 9′, 9′ 6″ or 10′ and it’s offered from 5wt through 8wt. This fast action rod is a laser beam on the water, and the action will provide you that “one-piece construction” casting feel.

Last but not least, T&T introduced the SSS (T&T switch-rod) for big water trout and steelhead anglers wanting more balance and versatility on the water. It’s sorta of a niche rod that many fly fisherman have been inquiring about for a while now, and T&T answered the calls with it’s SSS 9′ 6″ 7wt & 8wt models. Check out the video below as Tom Dorsey provides us a summary of the new rod offerings by T&T at this year’s IFTD show in Las Vegas.

Keep it Reel,

Come fish with us in the Bahamas!

Kent Klewein
Gink & Gasoline
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One thought on “Thomas & Thomas Fly Rods – IFTD Wrap Up

  1. These guys are the real deal. They make rods that work and work well.
    I am so thankful not just for their rods, but also for their taking the time to talk with me about their rods and what would best meet my fishing pursuits.
    For example, I know Tom Dorsey and I am a nobody as far they are concerned.

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