05-09-2013, 06:43 PM
Questions about a Bamboo Rod
Okay, so I know a guy that is considering selling this rod:
Heddon Bamboo flyrod " Bill Stanley's favorite" From the 1950's
#20 -9' 2 1/2F HC-H- or D ( Basically 5-6 weight)
3 Piece rod with extra tip, original rod sack, and tube.
I've tried to do a little research on this rod but I thought some of you guys here might be able to clear some things up.
for instance, the seller says it's basically a 5/6 wt. but my research indicates it's really a 6/7 wt. Which is correct?
Also, would I use modern line on this, or would I need to find silk line, and if so, where would I find it?
Also, what does this mean? #20 -9' 2 1/2F HC-H- or D
Finally, the rod is not in original condition; it has been refurbished, and judging from the pics it looks nearly brand new. What would be a fair asking price for something like this?
thanks in advance for your responses.
"Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn." ~Chuck Clark