Post Your Summer Fish Porn!

Kent Lufkin

Remember when you could remember everything?
#18
A 35 year old bamboo rod puttin' the blocks to a big basin lake RB one spring evening. Doesn't get much better than this.

K
 
#19
Late September in the Yakima Canyon. First fish caught on a 4wt. custom IMX from newoutdoors.com. Enticed him by stripping a Hale Bopp on a type 4 full sink across the seams, nice 16" fatty!
 
#20
Kent Lufkin said:
A 35 year old bamboo rod puttin' the blocks to a big basin lake RB one spring evening. Doesn't get much better than this.

K
Pretty cool to see bamboo flex like that! About what percentage of the total possible flex is that rod at in that pic? I know it would only be a guess....
 

Kent Lufkin

Remember when you could remember everything?
#24
Jason Baker said:
Pretty cool to see bamboo flex like that! About what percentage of the total possible flex is that rod at in that pic? I know it would only be a guess....
I have no idea, and gven the rod's age and value, not sure I ever want to find out. At a taped 20"+ (that's how far the ruler on my float tube goes), that was the largest fish I'd yet landed on cane so was a bit nervous about horsing it too much. I've since learned that bamboo rods (even old ones) are quite robust and have landed even larger fish without babying the rod.

K
 

Calvin1

Active Member
#27
Well, we'll see if I did this right, it's my first attempt at uploading a picture. If all goes well, this is a Beaverhed Brown from this past June.