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Old 05-30-2009, 10:22 PM
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Default My Wife Has Become a Bamboo Convert!

Not only is she an enabler with ff'ing in general, she is now a lover of bamboo . She wouldn't give up the new Lew Parks for one minute during
the 3 hours we fished today! We were sitting in a restaurant afterward,
discussing the merits of split cane from Orvis or Kusse, Carpenter, etc . I noticed that the Lew Parks threw very nice, gentle loops
for me, and asked her if noticed anything different in her casts. She spotted
it, and also managed to shoot line better as well. She had a bad habit
of repeating false casts without shooting line, but the Parks pulled the line
right out of her hand! After about 30 minutes, she got the timing issue down,
and shot line at just the right time, and never had to make more than two
false casts.
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Old 05-30-2009, 10:27 PM
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Default Re: My Wife Has Become a Bamboo Convert!

That is cool.

I tried to get my wife (girlfriend at the time) into flyfishing. Needless to say, it didn't work. Now, I kind of enjoy the "me" time I get on the water without her around. I'm sure she feels the same way when I give her a credit card and directions to a mall, rather than going with her.

We golf together, but flyfishing was a nogo.
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Old 05-30-2009, 10:36 PM
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My wife and I are best friends, and have done everything together for since
1983 . In the 5-6 years she's been ff'ing, she had never used a dry fly.
I tied a #18 Parachute Adams on for her, and she spent the next hour flipping
it to eager bluegills. I must have paid attention when I was tying that fly,
cuz it survived a real beating .
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Your wife has become a bamboo convert.
Too bad.
Now you're going to have to find a second job just to support a habit that worse than crack.

Good luck man. You're going to need it. (and another job!)
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Re: My Wife Has Become a Bamboo Convert!

Fortunately, my wife's income is considerably greater than mine, and she can
buy her own....and another one for me ! I was just showing her
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Frank: You are indeed a blessed person to have your wife so interested in fly fishing, but I have to agree with Mojo, now she has a very bad habit getting into cane! LOL!

I went to the Denver Fly Show this past winter and they had at least a dozen folks making custom bamboo rods, some of them were true master pieces and as would be expected the prices matched the quality of the work.

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Fortunately, my wife's income is considerably greater than mine, and she can
buy her own....and another one for me ! I was just showing her
Bill Oyster's website
Next time you go to the Piggley Wiggley, get a can of oysters. Then get some oyster crackers for the soup. Instead of saying hi, say oye. Keep pounding on her with the tag words.

And don't forget to keep reminding her when your birthday is.
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LOL! She's always buying me stuff, and saying it's for my birthday, father's
day, etc, and she's very generous in that sense. I'm a lucky guy!

EDIT: Before we went fishing this afternoon, we stopped by the Sporting Gentleman fly shop. The
idea was to look for a bamboo rod similar to mine, but the Lew Parks is a tough act to follow for the money.
We sifted through a bunch of used Orvis and Leonard rods, and there were a couple that I liked, but they
were priced around $2,000 (used, "collectible" stuff). The shop's owner, Barry, is a bamboo afficionado. After
examing the Lew Parks, he declared it was definitely a quality build.
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