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 Post subject: SPLIT BAMBOO FLY RODS
PostPosted: April 25th, 2018, 2:42 pm 
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http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xzubl6
For those interested in bamboo fly rods.


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PostPosted: April 25th, 2018, 4:17 pm 
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Great video thanks for sharing. A little more appreciation when casting with bamboo.


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PostPosted: April 25th, 2018, 5:47 pm 
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Thanks so much! I never would have found it on my own.

Spend most of my fishing time now in a square ender with my wife, catching bass on graphite, but I break out cane when I fish streams. Nice to know how that cane got to Utica and was transformed into my 7'6" Tonka Prince some 65 years ago.


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PostPosted: April 26th, 2018, 7:07 am 
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One can appreciate the reason for the relatively high cost of a good split bamboo fly rod when considering the total labor required for its build.
These rods are more than a fishing implement as they carry with them many fond memories together with the appreciation of the hand work that produced them.
I have several of my late father’s bamboo rods that many years ago we together used trout fishing on small MA and NH streams - some so small one could almost jump across them (at least when I was younger).
More recently I purchased one made by Gary Lacey (5 wt) and one by Rolf Baginski (4 wt), the latter a gifted German rod maker who in the past attended the New Jersey and Marlboro MA fly fishing shows. Their rods are a true art form.
I use graphite fly rods for SMB and stripers. But it isalways a delight to use bamboo for trout fishing.


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