Discussion in 'Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels' started by Steve Kokita, Jan 9, 2017.
Just the answer I expected. But a good answer.
Anyone who fishes in Double-fronts is alright by me..... nice fish.... can't wait to try mine out just waiting on a old HawkEye to arrive so I can break it in properly
Ok....starting another shorty. This one is going to be another Hardly of Burien. Pics and details to follow....?
So it looks like I'll be joining the challenge. I'm wrapping up (literally , wrapping the guides) my first bamboo build and already planning the next. Going to use the top two sections of an old ebay rod. I'd like to do a one piece cork grip/down locking reel seat. Where's a good place to get cork rings?
Look up Jann's Netcraft, $10.95 for a Hardy looking cork sliding band seat/grip! I just bought two, very nice.
That's perfect. Thanks for the tip!
Bajema, let's see the one that you're working on now. I just stripped a SB 359, and getting ready to throw on a few coats of tru oil and some new guides.
And Steve, before you ask, I haven't gotten the shorty out since my day on the Deschutes, but I might hit a lake this weekend.
Here's a couple pictures of the current project. It's a 7' 4wt kit.
What length is your 359. They came in 8 1/2' & 9'. There is a considerable difference between the two but both are good. Most people prefer the 8 1/2'. I had a 9'. It was heavy, slow and powerful.
It's a 9. It's on the heavy side, for sure, but I'm hoping for a good casting rod.
I was in the greater NW area of Seattle,Wa
Hey Phil, is that your anniversary rod in the Classic Fly Rod Forum?
It should be a good do-it-all rod.
Well Tim.....it should do-it-all but qualify for the shorty challenge! I have a couple of 8 1/2 footers that are good fishing sticks.
Yep, that's mine. I keep the same name across boards, so I don't confuse myself. Now that my wife is looking for rods while browsing antique shops, I need to teach her what to look for.