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Old 08-01-2011, 02:06 PM
Knothead Knothead is offline
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Default Bamboo- gotta love it!

Thanks for your thread. Sound like you had a rewarding time!
I reworked an old bamboo rod I bought in 1965 or '66. It's an 8 ft., D weight, equal about to a seven weight now. I underline it with a 6WF to stiffen that soft action that bamboo is noted for. I fish it in the Hiwassee and the Little River for old time's sake. I'm am intrigued by Stan's conversion handle. Genius! I have seen his work and feel his rods are top-notch in quality and craftsmanship.
Hmmmm......Could I make a 4 ft. rod with my tip? Two or four wt.? Have to experiment.
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