Local Bamboo gathering?

Discussion in 'Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels' started by para_adams, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. Tom Bowden

    Tom Bowden Active Member

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    This sounds like a great place.
     
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  2. Mike Monsos

    Mike Monsos AKA flyman219

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    If there is no fees involved it might be worth the effort to pick a date and see if it works for the majority of the current participants in this forum topic. If it does gain momentum I'm sure you will see more interest as the date gets closer. From the sounds of it there are a number of people willing to bring and share some bamboo rods, me included. Casting by far beats talking about bamboo when you're trying to understand the action of a particular taper.

    Mike
     
  3. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Windermere Park sound like a great location. Thanks for offering.

    TC
     
  4. Greg Armstrong

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    Ditto.
    I have some rods I could bring as well.
     
  5. David Loy

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    Well, I barely know what I'm doing tomorrow but almost any Saturday or Sunday can work. Without digging deeper I'll throw the dart at Saturday April 26th, say noon? I think my family is away so I'm without adult supervision (woohoo). But other dates can work as well so this is a first stab. If there is consensus for an earlier date, March 29th might be good here. Maybe even better. You guys choose.

    Anyone is of course welcome, there is plenty of room. My preference is low key. There are a couple picnic tables. I might make a large D.O. dump cobbler just cause it's fun, but don't plan on a feast. I cook every day but I'm no Gary Knowles :). Any spirits need to be slightly covert but I don't expect trouble with this crowd. I'll bring a camp table & blanket for rod display. I can supply a large Weber & coals if anyone feels like grilling their catch.

    Directions: Head North or South on Sand Point Way to Windermere Drive (roughly equivalent to NE 57th Street). Go East at the light, go three blocks and take a sharp right on Ambleside (a three way intersection). Park is at the bottom of the hill. Follow the goose poop to the beach.
    Looking forward to meeting you.
     
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  6. Mike Monsos

    Mike Monsos AKA flyman219

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    That sounds like a perfect plan David, thanks for getting this off the coffee table and on the calendar. The 26th will work for me as far as I can see, it's on the calendar now!

    I'll have at least three rods with me possibly more if I get off my dead butt and start making more curls on the bench. I will bring a Dickerson 7'6" "7613 5wt, a Para 14, 7'9" 5 wt. and a 7' Sir "D" 4 wt. These all have a different personality to give you a idea of how different tapers can have different actions.

    Mike
     
  7. Steve Kokita

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    Great David, I'll be there with my 'bay bamboo....
     
  8. David Loy

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    Most excellent. All I need then is a Personal Shopper. Kent?
     
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    David,
    Thanks for stepping up for this. I'll attend and bring 6 or 8 bamboo rods (maybe more depending on what's available).
    Take care and best regards,
    Ray
     
  10. para_adams

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    David,
    Thank you for bringing this together. I'll plan to attend and will bring 3 or 4 rods and my poor casting stroke. I just hope Mike, Ray and the other real rod makers who attend will have patience if I get to try their gems with my casting style!

    Suggestion - once the date is definitely "set" someone may want to post the gathering on the Classic Rod Forum's Events section.
     
  11. Mike Monsos

    Mike Monsos AKA flyman219

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    David I think you have a major bamboo event gaining momentum from what I'm seeing, this should be fun! thanks for getting it off the ground!

    Mike
     
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    Would it be wrong if I showed up with a fistful of glass rods instead of cane?
     
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  13. David Loy

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    Sounds fine to me Tom, sure.
     
  14. Tom Bowden

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    I should be able to make it on the 26th.

    David, thanks for offering to host.

    Tom
     
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  15. John Wallace

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    I will make it to. I have one of trout creeks rods.
     
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