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ukfb1
10-26-2011, 09:20 PM
Been fly fishing for about three years now. Econmy is tough but can't get the bamboo thing off my mind. If I could, oysterbay would be on my credit card but not going to happen I guess. Any one got any options to expand my flyrod collection with bamboo other than the imports under $800.00.
Thanks in advance.

Knothead
10-27-2011, 03:40 PM
Contact me through my website. I believe I can help. Administrator, if this is not appropriate please delete.

jcbff
10-29-2011, 03:24 AM
I also have something that might be of interest to you in you quest for Bamboo. I can be reached at:

jcblackmon@mindspring.com

John

BlueRaiderFan
10-30-2011, 02:43 PM
I hear GMReeves builds a nice rod.

Heavynets
10-30-2011, 07:18 PM
If you would like to build your own, The Anglers Roost has kits for about $140.

flyred06
10-30-2011, 07:39 PM
research. research. research. Thats all I can say.KNow the tapers you like, paynes or others. Find a builder who build on various styles and cast several. cast the rods feel the actions and decide which one fits your style......then look at the price tags. Walter Babb makes a nice rod and so does GMREEVES. I have cast old orvis cane rods and loved the stroke but hated the weight and I have cast lighter rods that felt like broom handles. So there is a lot to consider. Dont buy off of a certain authers opinion go off what you like .

MadisonBoats
10-31-2011, 07:58 AM
There are several forum members on here that make bamboo rods. I would search this forum with the SEARCH feature and other areas to get more information. Buying a rod locally helps your community and you can meet with the builder to discuss the fine points of a bamboo rod.

The Principal
10-31-2011, 11:01 PM
You might check with Walter Bibb.

ukfb1
11-01-2011, 02:50 PM
Thanks for all the replies, now the homework, that I need to do I guess.