Local Bamboo gathering?

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

  1. flybill

    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    I will try to make it, although I tend to work a lot of weekends at the shop... I've got a couple of rods, one I refinished and would love to see if anyone know what it is and a Headwaters 4/5 I bought about 5 years ago. I'll have to see if I can bring an Orvis Penn's Creek 7' 4wt that we have in the shop too! I was out casting it with a customer yesterday and love the action on that rod!
     
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  2. Steve Call

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    David, I haven't fished a bamboo rod in over three decades, but have been tempted and a little scared to try - afraid I'll be hooked! I'll plan on the 26th.

    Thanks,
    Steve
     
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    I've never so much as picked up a cane rod, but I'd love to come and learn something new! I'll bring food as my price of admission!
     
  4. para_adams

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    Gary, a word of caution. The park is probably very flat and safe, but the event is a very slippery slope, indeed.

    Looking forward to having you join us! Ron
     
  5. John Weston

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    is this a sure date, April 26? my buddy an I will come up if nothing gets in our way. I have only used glass an have been wanting to cast a cain for a long time.
    JW
     
  6. David Loy

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    I think the 26th is safe. I need to need to gauge a family commitment in the next couple weeks to be sure. I'd "put my foot down" but that has limited success in our house.:rolleyes:
     
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  7. John Wallace

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    I am going to be there but I think my brother will be able to make it too.
     
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  8. wadin' boot

    wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    I'll aim to give it a shot, but frankly my rod is the Ford Pinto of 'Boo
     
  9. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

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    So its been flamed then. All the more interesting.
     
  10. Joe Goodfellow

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    I'm in I'll bring my rods I have
     
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  11. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    I'll double date with Mike and bring an armload of rods.

    K
     
  12. flybill

    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    I'll be there!!
     
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    I have another deal to attend in the morning, but should be there in the afternoon of the 26th.

    My recent rods are 8'9" or 9', hollow-built, and the ferrules are either bamboo, graphite, or (my favorite) splice joints that are taped together. Not the "classic look" most folks like, but they work well for the fishing I do in lakes and saltwater beaches.

    Tom
     
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  14. Mike Monsos

    Mike Monsos AKA flyman219

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    It sounds like there will be quite a collection of bamboo rods to sample at this event. I think the more different tapers, lengths, styles of ferrules and some hollow built rods thrown in will be a real broad sampling for those who are not real familiar with all of the choices available when you step to the dark side.........................................

    Mike
     
  15. John Wallace

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    Getting closer, can't wait to see the rods and meet the people!
     
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