Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Mark Moore, Feb 12, 2014.
TWEEDS, You are gonna need tweeds.
Enjoyed your narrative.
Next will be a kilt! Oh, I have two!
Is it wrong to be envious of another man’s rod?
Perhaps no, if it is made from bamboo!
Also don't try to string up your rod under a ceiling fan . . .
If you're prone to casting fast action graphite, know that it will take a bit to adjust your timing. IMO boo is the very best way to present a dry fly to selective rising fish on flat water.
Oh, and single malt Scotch is great, but you can keep the cigars . . .
Screwed? No, I wouldn't say so. You've seen the light, that's all. Welcome to the cane gang, brother Mark.
I think you will enjoy your new adventure. Learn to enjoy not only the presentation of the fly, but the feel of a well executed casting stroke. If you take a little time and listen to the rod, soon it will exceed your expectations.
Pisses me off too. I was born in '71.
Damn, there you go. I'm a recovering (broke) rod addict and I don't need this kind of news. Hell, just last year I fell prey to a sweet little custom fiberglass creation at the Albany FF Fair. I even tried asking Ron McNeal for some discouragement, since he is a glass guy and a good friend. I kept expecting him to say ,"slow down, dumbass", but noooo, he had to go look at it and order it's twin. Now, I'm gonna have to fight another demon.
Congrats on your new baby.
By the way, that little FG custom has become one of my favorite sticks.
So, prompted by your post, I tracked down an email for Rev. Harry Boyd and sent a message inquiring if indeed it was his bamboo rod I had seen all those years ago. He loved the story but suggested that, in fact, it was a rod by Rev. Jim Beasley. I have had a bit of a time finding contact info, hopefully I can contact him. This kind of thing always amuses me.
"Evil boo'ers!" GW got it right.
Mark, congrats, that's a beautiful rod! Steve is right…an old Hardy would be a great match or you can find a classic old Scientific Angler 7 made by Hardy like I did.
I bought a bamboo rod once when I was a young lad starting out just fishing. I was 13 or 14. 78 now and pushing 79 real hard. That was several life times ago. I had a paper route and the rod was a 4 piece with two tips. I was not really into fly fishing as all I could afford at that time was the rod. I used a very cheap reel on it with mono line. It also came with a cloth sock.
Don't have any idea what ever became of the rod.
Good for you for tracking this down. Its always fun to discover the man behind the rods
Join the Classicflyrod Forum so you can login and use the search function. Search the Collecting Bamboo Fly Rods and Fishing Bamboo Fly Rods subforums. You will find plenty of references to Jim Beasley. It looks like he lives in Crossville, Tenn. If you ask, someone will probably provide contact info.
He sells rods through Rob Selb
Don't have any idea what ever became of the rod.[/quote]
Go dig around and see if you can find that rod...I'd be glad to make it into a fishable stick for you. Bring back some childhood memories and now you can afford a better reel!