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Old 10-26-2011, 09:20 PM
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Default Bamboo?

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.
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Old 10-27-2011, 03:40 PM
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Contact me through my website. I believe I can help. Administrator, if this is not appropriate please delete.
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Old 10-29-2011, 03:24 AM
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Default Orvis Bamboo

I also have something that might be of interest to you in you quest for Bamboo. I can be reached at:

jcblackmon@mindspring.com

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Old 10-30-2011, 02:43 PM
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I hear GMReeves builds a nice rod.
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Old 10-30-2011, 07:18 PM
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If you would like to build your own, The Anglers Roost has kits for about $140.
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Old 10-30-2011, 07:39 PM
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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 .
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:58 AM
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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.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:01 PM
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You might check with Walter Bibb.
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:50 PM
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Thanks for all the replies, now the homework, that I need to do I guess.
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