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  1. Exclamation HELP!!!! Need Bamboo Rod Parts!!!!!!

    Hey All;
    I need some help. I have researched this issue for days and I can't find anything outside of e-bay. I need to locate some blank sections for repair of my dad's old bamboo rods. I need a mid section for a 8 1/2 ft. This rod has two tips one for 7 wt line and one for 5 wt. I need a tip section for a 9ft 5 wt. Can any of you HELP with my delima.
    Thanks
    Jim

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    Jim,

    You will need to know the rod maker or be able to identify the taper in order to order blanks. You should be able to use the ferrules that you have so they won't be a worry. If you know the brand of the rod simply buy some more of the same make and swap out the ferrules and use the sections. If you don't know the make of the rods contact a bamboo crafter and that person can 'build' you some blanks.

    Or, you can use any cane that is a suitable cosmetic match by mic-ing (micrometer) the shaft and matching it to the taper of your tip shaft. In order to do this you will need to gather as many 'cheap' rods as you can find / afford and simply mic the lot to find the shaft that may work.

    Hope that made sense, good luck,

    Ard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardyreels View Post
    Jim,

    You will need to know the rod maker or be able to identify the taper in order to order blanks. You should be able to use the ferrules that you have so they won't be a worry. If you know the brand of the rod simply buy some more of the same make and swap out the ferrules and use the sections. If you don't know the make of the rods contact a bamboo crafter and that person can 'build' you some blanks.

    Or, you can use any cane that is a suitable cosmetic match by mic-ing (micrometer) the shaft and matching it to the taper of your tip shaft. In order to do this you will need to gather as many 'cheap' rods as you can find / afford and simply mic the lot to find the shaft that may work.

    Hope that made sense, good luck,

    Ard
    Ard;
    This is an old Sport King M-65 9 ft. It was made by South Bend in the 50's or 60s I am not sure which. I broke the tip section and both the brand and the Co. are no longer in operation. Who do I need to contact for the blanks???
    Jim

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    Default Re: HELP!!!! Need Bamboo Rod Parts!!!!!!

    Jim,

    Watch for my PM. I will have to look but I may have one. You will need to be able to mic your pieces if you have them to see if this is a match,

    Ard

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    Default Re: HELP!!!! Need Bamboo Rod Parts!!!!!!

    I'm not sure I understood in your original post what was wrong with the ebay option. I would think that would be your best bet, to keep an eye out for the same model on ebay. The other thing you might try is to post a wanted to buy ad over on the Classic Rod Forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dshort View Post
    I'm not sure I understood in your original post what was wrong with the ebay option. I would think that would be your best bet, to keep an eye out for the same model on ebay. The other thing you might try is to post a wanted to buy ad over on the Classic Rod Forum.
    You are right but, most of the parts are up for auction and it would take several days and much attention to bid and win the auction, so if I can get the parts some where else then I won't have to wait.
    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardyreels View Post
    Jim,

    Watch for my PM. I will have to look but I may have one. You will need to be able to mic your pieces if you have them to see if this is a match,

    Ard
    I'll be watching.
    Jim

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    Default Re: HELP!!!! Need Bamboo Rod Parts!!!!!!

    Have you tried Clark's forum? I'll bet ya a beer that someone there has access to the original taper metrics (measuring an older finished rod isn't perfectly accurate), and you can find a maker to reproduce the section for you for a reasonable cost. I've run across a few makers and enthusiasts there who have substantial amounts of taper info for older rods... just a thought.
    ... But a lifelong journey.

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    go with what ever feels good, and keep on hand as many as I can afford

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