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Troutman
04-23-2009, 02:01 PM
My newest Bass Buggin rod to my glass arsenal. A 1970 Silaflex 322980 8ft 6/7 wt. (minty) paired with my Old Martin 67SS. A sweet med to med/fast action. Gonna be a fun summer!

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l114/gltroutman/rodpicts021.jpg

Lets see some of your favorite classic bass buggin rods

gmreeves
04-23-2009, 02:02 PM
I like it!

BlueRaiderFan
04-23-2009, 05:07 PM
That looks like a 1972 440 Barracuda...Sweet.:biggrin:

Arctic Grayling
04-25-2009, 12:59 PM
I have the 322975 5/6 weight, but haven't been able to fish it yet, since most of the waters are still frozen here. I'm looking forward to it.

billyspey
04-26-2009, 07:52 PM
that looks like my smallmouth box.

Troutman
04-26-2009, 09:56 PM
that looks like my smallmouth box.

They are great boxes for large storage. That one is my topwater box. Nothing but poppers, sliders, wiggle minnows and stealth bombers in it.

Took the rod out to see how it performs on the water today. The Silaflex cast as good or better than any rod I have ever tried. I like the way it bends to the cork even with a little Smallie on the line.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l114/gltroutman/Bass09026.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l114/gltroutman/Bass09025.jpg

bigpopper
05-01-2009, 09:35 AM
That is an awsome lookin rod Troutman! Where did you find it? My dad had an old glass rod from the late 70's that i used a couple of times when I was a kid. Don't know the brand, it was black and neon greenish, similar thread pattern to your vint rod, who knows maybe it is the same brand. I really didnt know what I was doing back then and would love to get my hands on it now. He doesnt use it any more, so maybe i can grab it next time i visit, think its probably an 6-7 wt, it seems as if it were shorter and lighter than my current 8wt. Thanks for the sweet pics!

Paducahmichael
05-07-2009, 08:37 PM
Big Popper, I really admire your signature line. Is it original or borrowed? One of the best ever!

Michael

bigpopper
05-15-2009, 12:08 AM
Big Popper, I really admire your signature line. Is it original or borrowed? One of the best ever!

Michael


It's a little of both Michael, borrowed some of it and added some of my own bits.

Troutman
05-15-2009, 07:07 AM
That is an awsome lookin rod Troutman! Where did you find it?

I bought it in mint condition from a guy on another forum. The Silafex rods were some of the best glass rods made in the 70s. They are very light and cast great. I think they photograph well too!

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l114/gltroutman/Bass09029.jpg

MadisonBoats
06-04-2009, 09:09 AM
Sweet SetUp! Nice Pictures too!

rbaileydav
06-15-2009, 12:38 PM
glass for smallies is the way to go. I have an old 8 ft heddon pal glass rod from the 60's that is dynamite for smallies........... it was the old man's so fun to fish with even if it wasnt perfect for that type fo fishing

DD