J.L. Bradley Bamboo Fly Rod

Discussion in 'Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels' started by pfournier, May 5, 2014.

  1. pfournier Do it outside!

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    tacoma, wa
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    Any J.L. Bradley owners/fans out there? This year in Albany I picked up a Para 13 7.9ft 4wt. It casts like a dream. I have since worked with Joe to setup a product page so if you are interested in his schedule or would like to post pictures of your rod feel free to do so here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/JL-Bradley-Bamboo-Fly-Rods/570857816361821

    Anyone else out there having a good experience with their bamboo rod?
  2. Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Outer Duvall
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    Well I'm certainly a fan of his version of the Para 14. Very nice coherent rod from butt to tip.

    TC
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  3. Mike Monsos AKA flyman219

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    I'll second what Tim said, I had a chance to try a couple of his rods at the Metolious gathering a few years back and his Para 14 was sweet! Not only do they cast nice but his finish work is top shelf in my opinion.

    Mike
  4. pfournier Do it outside!

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    Here is a picture of the 4wt I picked up from Joe a few months ago.
    A real work of art!
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  5. Mike Monsos AKA flyman219

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    Sweet looking rod, even the tips are fully matched, check out the matching node placement. That's what you call attention to detail in bamboo rod making.

    Mike
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