Aunt Peggy's Antique Bamboo

Discussion in 'Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels' started by Greg Armstrong, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. Greg Armstrong

    Greg Armstrong Active Member

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    This was my Great Aunt's Heddon rod built, I believe in the late 30's or early 40's. It hadn't been strung up since at least the late 60's and I figured it was about time it saw a little action. Although the searun cutt' I found yesterday is a small one, I believe my aunt would have been proud! I caught only one more cutthroat a little later in the day, but ran across these bear tracks to help top off a special time on the river yesterday.
    The reel is a Youngs from the mid 30's.
     
  2. Gary Thompson

    Gary Thompson dirty dog

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    The spirit of the old fly fisher lives on.
     
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    Looks like a nice Perfect reel to match up with a classic rod!
     
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    Hillbilly Redneck wishin i was fishin

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    Very nice. However it wasn't the Aunt Peg fishing porn I was hoping for:)
     
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    Bamboo is really nice to fish with. Nice that you brought the rod back to life with a worthy fish.
     
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    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

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    Yaaa! an old perfect with Cortland 333 on it. How cool. with the red agate. That's sweet.
     
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    Neat! looks like a heddon #11 or #13, haven't been into bamboo for a while.
    Is it a 9'? and does is says something like 2 1/2f?
    RMB