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Old 03-24-2006, 01:14 PM
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Default Bamboo Fly Rods

I just purchased on ebay a 7' .....5 wt made by Earl Taylor from an old H&I rod. (Doug McNair's Bamboo article turned me on to Earl - he does beautiful work) I have used my WF5F line with a Battenkill reel and seems to cast ok..I wonder if a DT line would be better. Anyone out there with Bamboo experience and any recommendations of a line that is good with bamboo and any reasonable priced reel recommendations....I don't like a large arbor with the bamboo.

Also...I have a Phillipson Paragon 8.6' 3 piece.... It says HDH on the line which according to what I could find on Orvis website indicates 6 wt Double Taper. I am assuming that means Silk. Am I ok using a DT5F or WF5F synthetic line?

Any help or guidance would be most appreciated as I am new to the Bamboo experience
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