Thomas & Thomas x Ball and Buck
The Thomas & Thomas x Ball and Buck Rod is a limited edition rod made from pre-embargo era bamboo in 8 ft 5 wt makeup and includes two tips with signature Ball and Buck detailing and custom medallion. Each rod comes wrapped in a metal hardcase with a signature canvas sleeve inside of a Ball and Buck signature plaid rod bag. Only 10 rods available- each engraved with unique number engraved 1-10. Made in USA. Click here to watch the video.
Abel Reels x Ball and Buck
The Abel x Ball and Buck Reel is a twist on the classic Abel reel with the reel frame, spool, drag knob, and foot all made from 6061-T651 cold finished aerospace grade aluminum. It includes a fully enclosed classically designed frame with stainless steel internals good for both fresh or saltwater fishing. Quick release spool with externally adjustable pawl click drag to prevent line overrun. Made in USA. Click here to watch the video.
About The Makers
The world's best Bamboo Fly Rod manufacturer, Thomas & Thomas, was established in 1969 by legendary rod builders Tom Dorsey and Tom Maxwell. Thomas & Thomas has had a simple goal since day one - "The relentless pursuit of innovation, superior quality and uncompromising performance in creation of the worlds finest handcrafted fly rods." The collaboration features a completely handmade bamboo fly fishing rod made from pre-embargo era bamboo, limited to only 10 pieces. Each rod includes signature Ball and Buck details to make it unlike any other rod on the market. Click here to watch the video.
The Abel mission statement is simple, to design and build the best, most dependable gear in the world and give world class customer service. Founded in 1980 as an aerospace machine shop, Abel quickly built their reputation on quality. Since 1988, Abel Reels has been 100% dedicated to crafting fly fishing products and now have over 27 years of experience as one of most decorated fishing tackle manufacturers in the world. For the collaboration, Abel Reels has created a limited edition twist on their classic reel, nippers, zinger, and pliers all made with the same aerospace grade aluminum as their original tools. Click here to watch the video.