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Old 09-03-2011, 06:13 PM
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Default Split Bamboo I picked up

I bought this at a local gargage sale and there is no makers name on it but it has 4 pieces with 2 tips that do not have any guides on them yet. I learned on a split bamboo and jumped on this for wehat they asked for it. Can you let me know if you have any idea of who the maker is. The last pic is the canvas case it came in which shows some age.
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Default Re: Split Bamboo I picked up

Hi jerry,

Nice wood there, the flamed shafts and German Silver seat and hardware tell me it was not a bottom end rod. The lack of Maker's Mark could be the result of a prior refinish job or it may have been a made from blanks do it yourself rod from the get go. If you have a micrometer check the diameter at the winding check and at the tip just below the tip top. Knowing the butt swell and tip size can help to guesstimate the line that it will cast.

The cork tells me little because many of the old rods had a less than large grip. GS winding check is another nice touch. I have one that was built by a private fellow name of Schowers. Near as I could track the rod (8.5 foot 3 Pc. with two tips) he was from south central NY. The rod I have works very well with a DT 5 line. What is the length of the rod?

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Default Re: Split Bamboo I picked up

Been awhile since I was here.
The sizes are thus; 2 tips 1 is 0.82 to .218 and the other is .066 to .210.
The Butt section is .335 to .408
Lengths are as follows:
Butt 36 3/4
Shaft is 36 7/8
tips are 36 1/2 both tips jave a different point size also
Rod is a nine footer
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