Headwaters Bamboo Rod Company

Discussion in 'Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels' started by Bones24, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Speaking of silk lines, didn't we get some of Mr. Zhu's untreated lines earlier this year? Have you tried yours Tim?

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  2. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    We did get some unfinished lines but I have not completed the finish regime on the Zhu silks.
    Doing it the old fashion way takes many coats of oil with long dry times for each coat. There is a much faster drying and faster building concoction that can be used but what fun would that be?
    I do have a 4 3/4 wt Terenzio that I used at the end of this season.

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  3. Cliff

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    Tim, I'm just about ready to pull the trigger on a Terenzio line. How do you like yours?
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  4. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    I like it a lot. I got mine very lightly (a few times) used for about half price. Its a double taper with a well designed taper that turns over nicely.

    Terenzio lines come with a proprietary floatant. There is some controversy about the floatant containing silicon and the desirability of silicon in contact with varnish. The whole issue can be circumvented by not using his floatant and just using red label mucilin like every other silk line maker recommends.

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  5. Cliff

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    Tim, thanks for clearing up the proprietary floatant story. I had read about that and wasn't sure how much was truth or fallacy. I still use my Thebault line most often, and the Zhu line as a backup (I wasn't one of those who stripped the Zhu).
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  6. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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  7. Cliff

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    Thanks Tim. $116.00 USD shipped isn't bad. I'll be looking into this. Appreciate the link.
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