Thomas & Thomas Avantt 2 Fly Rod

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Taking inspiration from the original Avant series and improving both the design and performance, Thomas and Thomas’ Avant 2 is all-new and ready to get into anything this upcoming trout season holds. Focusing on a full redesign of the first Avant Rods, T and T starts with an updated taper, featuring a fast-action that still leads to smooth casting and top-notch feedback. Utilizing a composition of five different types of premium fibers–all secured together with an aerospace resin–the Avant 2 has advanced durability with increased recovery and tip control like no other. Combining this construction with the taper and build, the Avant 2 makes for an excellent dry fly rod while still being a stick that you can turn to whenever the morning hatch dies and you need to work the bottom with nymphs and streamers. The Avant 2 is made in line weights 3 through 7 in a variety of lengths, and with state-of-the-art components like a special wells grip, elegant burled wood spacer, black titanium frame stripping guides, and the premium build that we’ve all come to know from Thomas and Thomas, this is a rod that you’ll be happy to break out whether you’re working tiny remote streams or hitting larger rivers in search of trout in excess of two-feet. Handcrafted in Greenfield, Massachusetts, and ready for a ton of fishing situations, the Avant 2 is a reliable choice for it all whether you need a new European-style nymphing rod, streamer stick, or that dry fly rod that hits every hatch on the east coast. 


Premium Fiber Construction - Thomas and Thomas is well known for its extreme quality and craftsmanship–the Avant 2 is no exception here. Starting with five different premium fibers, secured with aerospace resins, and rolled together into the perfect taper, the Avant 2 offers smooth casting over a wide range of distances and water situations. Lightweight yet durable, fast action that still offers proper feedback with a smooth feel, and excellent tip control make this blank construction the perfect choice for this premium rod. 

Not only is the Avant 2 an exceptional fishing tool, but its handcrafted construction and classic Thomas and Thomas blue color with a semi-gloss finish screams quality while also reducing light reflection when fishing in gin-clear water. 



Black Titanium-Frame Stripping Guide with Zirconia Ceramic Insert - A quality choice that gives solid performance for decades, Thomas and Thomas equips their Avant 2 with Titanium Stripping Guides that also have Zirconia Ceramic Inserts. These guides are lightweight yet durable, while the ceramic composition ensures that your line is always shooting as smoothly as can be. 

Black Chrome Snake Guides - High-performance meets a weight-saving design in Thomas and Thomas’ choice of Black Chrome Snake Guides. These guides shave weight, offer long-standing durability, and have a slick feel for maximizing distance. 


Reel Seat

Matte Gunmetal Reel Seat w/ Thomas and Thomas Engraving and a Burled Wood Insert - Made to handle tough days and years of use while providing a look that’s downright clean and elegant, the Avant 2 family sports a matte gunmetal reel seat with T & T engraving and a sustainably-sourced burled wood insert. Not only does this design lock your reel in securely, but it has a subtle look that’s sure to stand the test of time. 


Rod Tube
Aluminum Rod Tube and Sock - When it comes to Thomas and Thomas, high-quality is in every step of their craftsmanship, which is why they secure the Avant 2 Rods in a tough, yet stylish, aluminum rod tube. This tube can stand up to the rigors of travel, and whenever it’s resting at home, it looks just as sharp sitting on your rod rack. 



As of February 2024, Thomas and Thomas provides a full warranty against breakage due to defective materials or workmanship for the lifetime of the original rod owner. And should your rod break due to misuse or other user error, Thomas and Thomas will repair or replace your rod for a reasonable cost. The  original owner must register their Thomas and Thomas rod with the company within 30 days and all rods must be sent back to Thomas and Thomas for warranty processing. 


More Info

Rod Action: Smooth Fast

Best for: Freshwater, Trout, Bass

Grip: Special Wells Grip (1” fighting butt on the following models: 906, 966, 907, 1003, 1004, 1005, and 1006)

Ability Level: Intermediate to Advanced (learn more)

Recommended Lines
Scientific Anglers Amplitude MPX Fly Line
Rio Gold Premier Fly Line


ModelHandleLengthLine WeightColorActionWeightPrice 
Thomas & Thomas Avantt 2 10ft 3wt Fly Rod (3100-4)Full Wells w/Fighting Butt10ft3BlueFast$965.00
Thomas & Thomas Avantt 2 10ft 4wt Fly Rod (4100-4)Full Wells w/Fighting Butt10ft4BlueFast$965.00
Thomas & Thomas Avantt 2 10ft 5wt Fly Rod (5100-4)Full Wells w/Fighting Butt10ft5BlueFast$965.00
Thomas & Thomas Avantt 2 10ft 6wt Fly Rod (6100-4)Full Wells w/Fighting Butt10ft6BlueFast$965.00
Thomas & Thomas Avantt 2 8ft 6in 3wt Fly Rod (386-4)Full-Wells8ft 6in3BlueFast$965.00
Thomas & Thomas Avantt 2 9ft 4wt Fly Rod (490-4)Full-Wells9ft4BlueFast$965.00
Thomas & Thomas Avantt 2 9ft 6wt Fly Rod (690-4)Full Wells w/Fighting Butt9ft6BlueFast$965.00
Thomas & Thomas Avantt 2 9ft 7wt Fly Rod (790-4)Full Wells w/Fighting Butt9ft7BlueFast$965.00
Thomas & Thomas Avantt 2 9ft 6in 6wt Fly Rod (696-4)Full Wells w/Fighting Butt9ft 6in6BlueFast$965.00