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Old 09-26-2007, 10:12 AM
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New (To Me) Fly Rod & New Reel

I've traded for a 9' 3:2 Montague Sunbeam bamboo fly rod. And I've purchased a new Teton Tioga Magnum 6 large arbor reel to go with it. The rod has two tips, a light tip for blue gill and a heavier one for bass. Now I just have to get the backing, fly line, leader and tippit and some poppers so I can start fishing with it. I suppose I should buy my fishing and hunting license before I do that though.

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Hi Bill,

Welcome to the forum. There is something special about a bamboo rod that many people never experience. My very first fly rod that I bought with my own money was a Heddon Bamboo rod. That was in 1954 and I still have it. Good luck with your new rod.

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Re: New (To Me) Fly Rod & New Reel

Frank,

Thanks for the welcome. I have an old bamboo rod my dad bought probably in the late 40's/early 50's. It hasn't been fished in a long, long time.

I stumbled upon this rod purely by accident. My other hobby is shooting old fashioned, traditional bows, recurves and longbows. A young fellow posted on one of the trad forums that his bow had broken, the bottom limb.

He asked if anyone was interested in trading a bow for an old bamboo fly rod that he was reconditioning. I checked to see if I could find some recurves in his weight range and found one, which I bought. I should receive the bow Friday or Saturday and after I receive it and inspect it to ensure it is as was advertised, I'll be shipping it to him. He'll be shipping the rod to me later this week, as well.

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