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Old 05-19-2009, 10:53 AM
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Does anyone know where I can find a decent priced 4wt bamboo rod blank? I've been watching one on ebay but the bidding is jumping rapidly. Any help would be appreciated.
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Default Re: Bamboo rod blank

Here is an article that talks about buying a kit from High Desert Fly Rods. Here is what he said: I purchased my blank from a US rod builder, Scott Nilsson at High Desert Fly Rods, who said he was impressed with this imported blank for an entry level bamboo rod and said it was an ideal choice for a beginning rod builder. The blank cost $190.

The Bamboo Blank Project - Part 1 | TightLinesBlogzine.com

and here is the link to High Desertfly rods.
High Desert Fly Rods

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Thanks. I'll look into it.
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Default Re: Bamboo rod blank

you can get a very nice blank made for you specifically by someone who will listen to how you describe the waters you fish and suggest or recommend one of dozens of classic or modern tapers in the price range of $250-$450. this person would most probably help you along by phone or email and offer tips on each and every step of finishing.

names to look for include chris carlin, dennis stone, mike brooks, john channer, matt schliske, jeff wagner, tim zietak, jeff fultz, bob nunley, lee orr and philip smith of vandalia rodworks, aj thramer, michael shay

post a query at this site and wait for replies to come:
The Classic Fly Rod Forum - Message Board - Yuku

also, this is a good site and many might help:
Rod Building -> Bamboo

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