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.