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Bamboo10 09-16-2009 08:44 PM

Bamboo Rod Makers?
"Hello, my name is Gary and I am a bamboo fly rod addict" and just wondering if there any others on the forum with the addiction of making bamboo rods?

wtex50 09-16-2009 08:53 PM

Re: Bamboo Rod Makers?
I prefer Boo. I fish primarily Grangers and Phillipsons from the late 30's and 40's. The feel is so much better than graphite IMHO.

Ard 09-16-2009 11:40 PM

Re: Bamboo Rod Makers?

I do not build cane rods but have had the occasion to refurbish a few over the years. I do enjoy fishing with them and own a few. Below is a photograph of my 1964 Orvis Light Salmon rod. The fish are Pacific silver salmon weighing 13.5 and 14.5 lbs. The rod is an eight weight rod and has become my preference for all but king salmon. I have every reason to believe that the old wood could handle a king but I can't bring myself to risk such a wonderful rod.

Light salmon cane & silvers;

wtex50 09-17-2009 06:18 AM

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Hardy -
SWEET!!!!!! nice outfit and beautiful fish.

jpbfly 09-17-2009 02:48 PM

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Beautiful silvers Ard...lucky to catch such fish...The only ones I've seen were at the fishmonger's:D and I bought a 7.5ft bamboo rod...I haven't used it yet:rolleyes:

Ard 09-17-2009 04:19 PM

Re: Bamboo Rod Makers?
Hello Jean Paul,

What rod did you purchase?

Bamboo10 09-17-2009 07:31 PM

Re: Bamboo Rod Makers?
Hardyreels, those are some nice fish and also a very nice rod. Don't blame you for not using it on the Kings, sometimes there is a place for graphite rods. I built a Gillum 7 wt. Light Salmon that I really like and have a couple of tapers for a 8 wt that I hope to get started on soon.
The only bamboo rods that I own that I didn't build are a couple of Phillipsons, picked them up and just couldn't walk away without them.

Ard 09-17-2009 07:43 PM

Re: Bamboo Rod Makers?
Feel free to send some photos of that 7wt. via PM. to me. I would like to see your rod work.


jpbfly 09-18-2009 10:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Hardyreels (Post 67930)
Hello Jean Paul,

What rod did you purchase?

I bought a Redington:) fact it's not a Redington:shocking:...It was made by Dave Redington:p...the founder of Redington rods who left the company when it was bought by Sage:( maybe it IS a Redington:D

Frank Whiton 09-18-2009 11:38 AM

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Hi Jean-Paul,

If you have any pictures please put them in a post so we can all see the rod.


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