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Forum: Fishing Classic Rods and Gear 05-07-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,580
Posted By Paducahmichael
How come folks refer to Bamboo as "boo" but never...

How come folks refer to Bamboo as "boo" but never refer to graphite as "phite"?

Add that to the ever lengthening list of things I just don't get.
Forum: Fishing Classic Rods and Gear 05-07-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,350
Posted By Paducahmichael
Wink Bamboo is junk. Stay away from it. That...

Bamboo is junk. Stay away from it.

That leaves more bamboo rods for me........
Forum: Fishing Classic Rods and Gear 05-07-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,374
Posted By Paducahmichael
Big Popper, I really admire your signature line....

Big Popper, I really admire your signature line. Is it original or borrowed? One of the best ever!

Michael
Forum: Fishing Classic Rods and Gear 05-07-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,522
Posted By Paducahmichael
For the sake of accuracy, the Stream & Lake was...

For the sake of accuracy, the Stream & Lake was not a Granger, but a pure Wright & McGill and was never marked as a Granger rod. (It was the same as the Champion except that it had no tipping wraps...
Forum: Fishing Classic Rods and Gear 05-07-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,522
Posted By Paducahmichael
Hello Gents, First off, I'm looking forward...

Hello Gents,

First off, I'm looking forward to seeing everyone at the Bamboo Bash and Troutfest.

Maybe I can clarify some of the facts for you.

Regarding South Bend, the rod model numbers...
Forum: Fishing Classic Rods and Gear 04-14-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,350
Posted By Paducahmichael
I agree with you all the way - listening to the...

I agree with you all the way - listening to the uninitiated discuss bamboo rods is a lot like listening to a bunch of twelve-year-old boys discussing women. They're long on theory and very short on...
Forum: Fishing Classic Rods and Gear 03-07-2008, 12:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,773
Posted By Paducahmichael
Dances with Trout - that's a beautiful rod! Very...

Dances with Trout - that's a beautiful rod! Very striking in appearance. I really like the flaming and the really dark wraps. A fine job - and your first rod? Really? Stick with it!
Forum: Fishing Classic Rods and Gear 03-07-2008, 12:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,268
Posted By Paducahmichael
Thanks, Ralph. You sound like you've been talking...

Thanks, Ralph. You sound like you've been talking to my Mama again. I'll tell her to send you another check....if you'll quit blaming me for your bamboo jones.

MS
Forum: Fishing Classic Rods and Gear 03-06-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,268
Posted By Paducahmichael
Once a Tiger, always a Tiger. By the way, that's...

Once a Tiger, always a Tiger. By the way, that's spelled "Geaux Tigers!"

I'm cooking Jambalaya today.....starting to smell pretty good!

Will you be at the Tennessee Bamboo Bash at Townsend May...
Forum: Fishing Classic Rods and Gear 03-06-2008, 01:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,268
Posted By Paducahmichael
Yes, sorry FishnLady, but you're now a full...

Yes, sorry FishnLady, but you're now a full fledged addict. The good news is that there is no cure, so you can quit worrying about that!

Just enjoy it.


If you need any advice about repairs...
Forum: Fishing Classic Rods and Gear 03-06-2008, 01:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,350
Posted By Paducahmichael
Technology of bamboo vs graphite...... Put...

Technology of bamboo vs graphite......

Put the tip of a bamboo rod on the floor and step on it.

Repeat with a graphite rod.

Then take the bamboo rod fishing and use the butt from the...
Forum: Fishing Classic Rods and Gear 03-06-2008, 01:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,066
Posted By Paducahmichael
the New Divine Rods

The New Divine Rods is a revival of the old Fred D Divine Co of Utica, NY. Divine Rods were first made in about 1875 and the company closed in about 1938. Always known for their beauty, our New...
Forum: Fishing Classic Rods and Gear 03-06-2008, 01:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,179
Posted By Paducahmichael
Hi Dave, Yes, I do own two Heddons. And both...

Hi Dave,

Yes, I do own two Heddons. And both were basket cases that I thought would be fun to work on. One's a trade rod with a #2 ferrule, the other is a big old #14 with a 2 3/4 ferrule.

Oh...
Forum: Fishing Classic Rods and Gear 03-05-2008, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,179
Posted By Paducahmichael
Hi Ralph - Finally got registered on this...

Hi Ralph -

Finally got registered on this forum. The activation email got hung up in spam filter. Finally fished it out.

I plan to take Dave up on his offer to tighten ferrules. I have two old...
Forum: Fishing Classic Rods and Gear 03-05-2008, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,970
Posted By Paducahmichael
Hello Lauxier, Canerod was right. The #1000...

Hello Lauxier,

Canerod was right. The #1000 was the very highest model sold by Heddon and was considered to be their finest rod. It was a sort of a "Presentation" model that was often given as a...
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