Discussion in 'Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels' started by Steve Kokita, Jan 9, 2017.
Well another great day on the water with my shorty Bamboo rod haven't broke yet
Are you fishing for steelhead in that little boat with that shorty rod?
Nice fish Lue!
My shorty met it's match yesterday....I hooked a submarine on a #16 chironomid, it ran 98' away from my pram which is all my Sylk flyline, tapered leader and 2' of backing! Couldn't stop it....never saw it. Anil said he could hear my tiny English reel screaming back in Tacoma!!
You guys don't know what your missing! Pretty amazing what these dinky rods are capable of. My 5' with a 4wt Sylk will cast an indicator, swivel and two chironomids 40'. Max depth under the bobber is 7' because when the quick release indicator doesn't release....tough to net the fish! While fighting big fish with this shorty....it reminds me of the "Popeil's Pocket Fisherman"
Popeil's Pocket Fisherman...Now that's a classic
Wow Lue, that's a nice fish.
That was the biggest fish yet on the short rod
The ultimate pack rod
I wish they would've made a bamboo one!
We fished shortys again on the other side of the Hood Canal bridge. Tied at eight each with twice as many missed. They're logging the crap out of that area...not much of a buffer to the lake....sucks!
Hey, Lue, you're lookin' pretty distinguished with that grey. Looks like good fishing!
Fishing the shortys again tomorrow.....report to follow. Anybody else?
Well, I got my 6 foot bamboo rod blank ordered to day. Should be here in a week or so. I couldn’t specify the taper, but was told it will be a Winston, P. H. Young or an Orvis taper. It is an Asian made blank but the price was right. Hope I can get it done in time.
Is Lue the kind of guy that will tell us where he caught the beautiful fish or the fly he use?