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Old 06-29-2011, 10:40 AM
Dawgvet Dawgvet is offline
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Default Walter Babb's bamboo rods?

Just been curious about some of Walter Babb's flyrods. I know he doesn't have a website or e-mail address and I seem to remember him telling me that he doesn't have a cell phone either. Anyone ever fish one or cast one? If so, how would you describe the taper? Been thinking of driving up to his shop to check one out.
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:46 AM
guthook guthook is offline
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Best I can tell Walter can do any taper you desire... He models most of them off of Payne I think. I have one and it's incredible and fishes like a dream. I would highly recommend acquiring one.
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:55 PM
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Walters rods are great. I'm a grafite man but if I owned one it would be from Walter. When I cast his rods they are very responsive. I always feel like bamboo will break in my hands, Not Walters. They seem a little faster to me from the ones i have cast before.
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