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    Default Re: First bamboo rod -- a new Pennington Pine River 7' 4wt

    Loving this rod...

    I caught a couple of nice browns today but didn't attempt any mid-river photos. Here's the new rod, safe on the bank:

    Pennington Pine R. 7' 4wt.jpg

    Tight lines,
    Bob
    At the southern tip of Lake Champlain

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    Default Re: First bamboo rod -- a new Pennington Pine River 7' 4wt

    That's a beauty Bob congratulations

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    Default Re: First bamboo rod -- a new Pennington Pine River 7' 4wt

    Quote Originally Posted by Ard View Post
    That's a beauty Bob congratulations
    Thanks, Ard.

    It fishes beautifully. I just need to decide on a proper reel for it. I hate the color of that new Orvis Battenkill II. I got in a package deal with a new Orvis Superfine Glass and I didn't expect it to be so "blue."

    I have some older reels that will look better on it. Maybe one of these?

    Young reels F.JPG

    Young reels B.jpg

    They all might be just a tad too large...

    Tight lines,
    Bob
    Last edited by desmobob; 05-23-2018 at 06:24 PM. Reason: added reel photos
    At the southern tip of Lake Champlain

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    I just got one of these for my first bamboo rod. Showed up just in time for a Catskills trip this past weekend. I’m really impressed with how well it casts. I’m still pretty new to the sport and have some improvements to making I’m my casting. However using this rod almost seems like it lets me know when I cast properly. It shoots line like crazy and I was really happy with how I was able to lay down a dry fly. Roll casting was equally impressive. I'm using the Cortland Peach DT4 line.

    It’s gonna be hard for me to not fish this rod every time I go out. For the price I’m extremely happy. Starting to wonder if I should pick up a spare to stash away for the future.

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    Kind of crazy that this was the first fish on the first cast with a new rod.
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    Default Re: First bamboo rod -- a new Pennington Pine River 7' 4wt

    No need for a spare, bamboo is some tough stuff. Nice rod too.

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