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Old 12-17-2008, 07:56 PM
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I just finished watching Trout Grass for the 2nd time. It is a great DVD and introduced me to bamboo rods and builders such as Glenn Brackett. After doing a search I learned about Sweetgrass Rods. Anyone here have one or have any experience with them? Also, what about their graphite rods.
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Old 12-17-2008, 10:00 PM
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I just finished watching Trout Grass for the 2nd time. It is a great DVD and introduced me to bamboo rods and builders such as Glenn Brackett. After doing a search I learned about Sweetgrass Rods. Anyone here have one or have any experience with them? Also, what about their graphite rods.
As I understand, Winston's Sam Druckman is doing part time work building the graphite rods for them. The cane rods are selling in the $2500+ range. Check out other rod builders like Chris Carlin-Far North Rod Builders, Bill Oyster-Oyster Bamboo, Ron Kusse, and dozen others that produce the wait-a-year-before-before receipt rods. All in the same price range (last time I looked) but I think more craftsmanship goes into the independent builders.
Personally, I'd rather have one from Chris, Bill or Ron before a Sweetgrass. Sweetgrass is pretty much a Winston bamboo rod under another name. (Probably a few more tapers too)
I'm not saying Glenn and the boys do run of the mill work, they don't, but check out the others first. You might like what you see.
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Check out this site:

The Classic Fly Rod Forum - Message Board - Yuku

Also, you might find Splitting Cane, by Ed Engle helpful. He interviews many top rod makers, so you get an idea of the kind of rods each is building.

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check out an H.L. Leonard
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