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OldMtnMan

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PostSubject: Bought A New Rod   Bought A New Rod EmptyApril 21st 2013, 6:27 pm

I just bought this rod for my bigger waters. It 8 1/2' 6wt. It should work well for some of the big trout we have here. Although being bamboo it will fell good with any size fish. I have a smaller 6 1/2' 3wt for my creeks being made. I won it in a contest, and should get it in June. I'll post pics of it when I get it.

Anyway, this is my 8 1/2' i just bought.

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PostSubject: Re: Bought A New Rod   Bought A New Rod EmptyApril 21st 2013, 8:00 pm

scratch

Thought you would have used a piece of string and a hook like the real mountain men Smile

Ray...... Wink

Nice rod Pete.....Good luck with it.


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OldMtnMan

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PostSubject: Re: Bought A New Rod   Bought A New Rod EmptyApril 21st 2013, 8:12 pm

I could do it like Redford, and fall in the water trying to grab one. Very Happy

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Marty

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PostSubject: Re: Bought A New Rod   Bought A New Rod EmptyApril 22nd 2013, 6:14 am

Beautiful craftsmanship! The purist of flyrodders usually prefer the "feel" of bamboo. I REALLY enjoyed trout fishing with my buddy's in the past, but could never afford the quality $$$ bamboo flyrods he had. It takes a bit to get comfortable with their flexing action compared to graphite, but it's the historic, outdoor experience in fishing with bamboo I found most satisfying. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Bought A New Rod   Bought A New Rod EmptyApril 22nd 2013, 7:48 am

Yeah Marty. You have to slow down the cast, and let the rod do the work. That's hard to do if you're brought up with graphite. It's easy for me, because I was brought up with bamboo. Wink

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Spitfire



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PostSubject: Re: Bought A New Rod   Bought A New Rod EmptyApril 22nd 2013, 11:05 am

Nice rod Pete , congrats and may it be your lucky rod !
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OldMtnMan

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PostSubject: Re: Bought A New Rod   Bought A New Rod EmptyApril 22nd 2013, 11:13 am

It better be lucky, or i'll wring it's skinny neck. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Bought A New Rod   Bought A New Rod EmptyApril 22nd 2013, 1:01 pm

Never had a bamboo rod myself , grew up with fibreglass rods and Mitchell reels
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PostSubject: Re: Bought A New Rod   Bought A New Rod EmptyApril 22nd 2013, 1:09 pm

It's never too late to try one. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Bought A New Rod   Bought A New Rod EmptyApril 22nd 2013, 1:16 pm

How strong are they , the big tiger fish tend to destroy fishing rods
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OldMtnMan

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PostSubject: Re: Bought A New Rod   Bought A New Rod EmptyApril 22nd 2013, 1:21 pm

A lot stronger than graphite or glass. Bamboo rods that are over 100 years old are still being fished. The higher line weight bamboo rods are being used on the ocean to land monsters.

What you read about bamboo rods being fragile are the cheap rods. Unlike graphite. The difference in a well built bamboo rod, and a cheap one is huge!

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PostSubject: Re: Bought A New Rod   Bought A New Rod EmptyApril 22nd 2013, 1:27 pm

I've never seen bamboo rods in the shops around here so i'll have to shop around to see if i can find one , i'd like to give one a go and see how they work.
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patocazador

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PostSubject: Re: Bought A New Rod   Bought A New Rod EmptyApril 23rd 2013, 10:15 am

Higher quality bamboo rods usually have to be custom made .. and they cost mucho dinero.

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Spitfire



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PostSubject: Re: Bought A New Rod   Bought A New Rod EmptyApril 23rd 2013, 11:30 am

Cost is ok if the quality is good
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Full Auto AK



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PostSubject: Re: Bought A New Rod   Bought A New Rod EmptyMay 24th 2013, 8:57 pm


Ah go ahead buy one, other wise the GOV'T will say you have too much money and take it away from ya. While in Berlin an Irish Ranger friend brought me a bamboo made by the McKenzie clan, very nice rod, but very long for MI trout. ElDee
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