Center axis bamboo rod

Bambooflyguy

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Here’s my second version of a center axis rod, but in bamboo. 6’ one piece, single foot guides, cork grip made from scraps and a donor Martin 60 reel. Too dang cold to lawn cast it today.....but I’ll start with a 4wt Sylk. Fairly stiff fast action.
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Sage had one back in the early 90’s, Lamson just came out with one and this is my second bamboo version.....here’s my first one.
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I’ve caught fish on the first one....doesn’t feel any different from other bamboo rods. I just finished the Martin reel rod, too much snow to even lawn (?) cast it. They’re just bamboo rods with a reel attached differently. The majority of trout are stripped in, so the reel holds the line.
 

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169 views and 3 replies?....I guessing not much interest.
I'm sorry Steve,

I saw this post arrive on Friday but never clicked until today. If I were to chose I'd take rod #1 over the Martin model. I think I mentioned on your first post here that had a picture of that #1 Center Axis rod how I'd never seen anything like it before. Your craftsmanship is in a class of it's own and I think you should post more :)
 
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