Well, I'm Screwed Now.....

Trapper

Author, Writer, Photographer
#20
Now that you have a hard grass rod, I would advise against adopting a pet Panda from Panda Rescue :)
Also don't try to string up your rod under a ceiling fan . . . :)

If you're prone to casting fast action graphite, know that it will take a bit to adjust your timing. IMO boo is the very best way to present a dry fly to selective rising fish on flat water.

Oh, and single malt Scotch is great, but you can keep the cigars . . .

Trapper
 
#22
I think you will enjoy your new adventure. Learn to enjoy not only the presentation of the fly, but the feel of a well executed casting stroke. If you take a little time and listen to the rod, soon it will exceed your expectations.

Mike
 
#24
Damn, there you go. I'm a recovering (broke) rod addict and I don't need this kind of news. Hell, just last year I fell prey to a sweet little custom fiberglass creation at the Albany FF Fair. I even tried asking Ron McNeal for some discouragement, since he is a glass guy and a good friend. I kept expecting him to say ,"slow down, dumbass", but noooo, he had to go look at it and order it's twin. Now, I'm gonna have to fight another demon.

Congrats on your new baby.

By the way, that little FG custom has become one of my favorite sticks.
 
#25
Well you've gone and done it now. That minister in rural Tennessee may have been Harry Boyd, now a retired minister and very well respected full time rod maker.

TC
So, prompted by your post, I tracked down an email for Rev. Harry Boyd and sent a message inquiring if indeed it was his bamboo rod I had seen all those years ago. He loved the story but suggested that, in fact, it was a rod by Rev. Jim Beasley. I have had a bit of a time finding contact info, hopefully I can contact him. This kind of thing always amuses me.
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#28
I bought a bamboo rod once when I was a young lad starting out just fishing. I was 13 or 14. 78 now and pushing 79 real hard. That was several life times ago. I had a paper route and the rod was a 4 piece with two tips. I was not really into fly fishing as all I could afford at that time was the rod. I used a very cheap reel on it with mono line. It also came with a cloth sock.

Don't have any idea what ever became of the rod.
 

Tim Cottage

Formerly tbc1415
#29
So, prompted by your post, I tracked down an email for Rev. Harry Boyd and sent a message inquiring if indeed it was his bamboo rod I had seen all those years ago. He loved the story but suggested that, in fact, it was a rod by Rev. Jim Beasley. I have had a bit of a time finding contact info, hopefully I can contact him. This kind of thing always amuses me.
Good for you for tracking this down. Its always fun to discover the man behind the rods

Join the Classicflyrod Forum so you can login and use the search function. Search the Collecting Bamboo Fly Rods and Fishing Bamboo Fly Rods subforums. You will find plenty of references to Jim Beasley. It looks like he lives in Crossville, Tenn. If you ask, someone will probably provide contact info.
http://classicflyrodforum.com

He sells rods through Rob Selb
http://www.classicflyfisherman.com/

TC
 
#30
Don't have any idea what ever became of the rod.[/quote]

Go dig around and see if you can find that rod...I'd be glad to make it into a fishable stick for you. Bring back some childhood memories and now you can afford a better reel!