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    Yes but without the Hyundai I may have never tried driving the Maserati.

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    Have been using this Rod and am very happy with it. Got to do some dry fly fishing and fished some nymphs, streamers and bugers. It's a nice Rod for the small streams I'm fishing. The 5 weight is heavy enough to throw a streamer with some weight and light enough to dry fly fish. Now I just have to find some Trout.lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by skcwolfgang View Post
    Yes but without the Hyundai I may have never tried driving the Maserati.
    I did it for the same reason. Perhaps someday I will buy a high end bamboo rod like you did. I wasn't about to drop $2K and say, hey, I don't care for this at all. If I hate my $200 bamboo rod I'll get over it.

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    Nice thing about these Chinese boos...I don't worry about breaking or trashing them. I can slide down boulders, thrash through the brush, and I don't worry about damaging the rod. And, they fish just fine, thank you...

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    I just ordered a 6'9" blank from Amazon that is a Zhu blank. I am not set up nor capable enough to actually make a bamboo blank from scratch, but I do like finishing out a rod blank; i.e., making the grip from cork rings and wrapping the guides. The ferrules on these blanks are already installed so that is a plus.

    Just wondering if anyone knows how long it takes to get a blank from China as that is where it is coming from. Also, someone mentioned that the 6'9" blank taper was "very soft." What does "very soft" mean? I think it means that the rod is a full flex type.
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    Last edited by xvigauge; 05-06-2017 at 08:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xvigauge View Post
    I just ordered a 6'9" blank from Amazon that is a Zhu blank. I am not set up nor capable enough to actually make a bamboo blank from scratch, but I do like finishing out a rod blank; i.e., making the grip from cork blanks and wrapping the guides. The ferrules on these blanks are already installed so that is a plus.

    Just wondering if anyone knows how long it takes to get a blank from China as that is where it is coming from. Also, someone mentioned that the 6'9" blank taper was "very soft." What does "very soft" mean? I think it means that the rod is a full flex type.
    Joe
    From personnnlie experiencie .. about 7 working days. From there you are on your own as to guide placement, etc.

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    Thanks fae. The info I got back from them said it would take about 25 days, but I really did not think it would take that long. 7 working days would be great.
    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by xvigauge View Post
    Thanks fae. The info I got back from them said it would take about 25 days, but I really did not think it would take that long. 7 working days would be great.
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    Joe...they told me 25 days as well, but my 6' 3wt bamboo rod arrived in two weeks. These rods are much fun...even though they cost not much at all. I had mine on the stream this morning and had a blast bringing in a bunch of 12" bows...that little 3wt bamboo makes the fight with these little fish a blast!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skcwolfgang View Post
    I got a 6'9" 4 wt Zhu rod a few years back,and it was ok. I caught many fish
    On it. The taper was very soft. I sold it after I had it 2 years and I got what I paid for it. Remember it is the taper not the material that makes a good rod. I did enjoy the bamboo feel and I eventually got a sweetgrass rod.
    I recently bought a 6'9" Zhu blank for a 4 wt. Probably the same black from which your rod was made. I have not been able to finish it out yet, but I think it it will be great. I have the guides, the cork rings for the grip, a nice burl wood reel seat and the tip top. I only need to put it altogether. But, getting ready to move to Tennessee in Sept, so the rod might have to wait a while. Looking forward to fishing it in the Smokies.
    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by xvigauge View Post
    I recently bought a 6'9" Zhu blank for a 4 wt. Probably the same black from which your rod was made. I have not been able to finish it out yet, but I think it it will be great. I have the guides, the cork rings for the grip, a nice burl wood reel seat and the tip top. I only need to put it altogether. But, getting ready to move to Tennessee in Sept, so the rod might have to wait a while. Looking forward to fishing it in the Smokies.
    Joe
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