After getting my bamboo rod the end of last week, I tested a few lines and came too the conclusion that it is a parabolic 6wt, it cast a beatuful line and even in very close (I havent tryed for more than 15-20').
The next step I figure is fureled leaders, so last night I made the jig recharged the battery drill (dont trust my power drill it is a monster
), so making the first leader because I couldnt wait so long as to get to the store to get some mono or fluro to furl...... so I had a go with Uni thread, the first one no good i had not smoothed the tops of the dowells well enough and it broke a few strands, after the nececery mods round 2.
The second leader went very well and even looks good it took a while to get the loop at each end done properly but with practice it will be easy. I am of course suprised at how well thread turns over the guide I used stated that you should be able to lay a cast of the leader and tippet + fly out straight using your hand and it worked
I can see that I will be using this for many other requirements too
And a pic of the first one pink/red because if I made a hash of it I wont mind if it is thread I dont use much