WTB Bamboo Rod

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  1. lespaulrock

    lespaulrock Member

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    Looking for a split cane rod 4 to 5 weight, 7 to 9 feet long. Three piece with extra tip would be great. Anyone selling anything? Thanks for looking!
     
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    It may help to know.....Do you have a high/low price range?
     
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    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    I have a Hardy Phantom 6'10", 5wt in excellent original condition that I would be willing to sell. It would be an easy transition for someone used to graphite. By that I mean it is a fast bamboo rod and handles over-lining well.

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    I'd say I have a mid price range...I wish I could go all out on this! It's my 30th birthday soon and I wanted to get something nice for myself.

    TC- please let me know more info on the Hardy Phantom! Thanks for looking and replying everyone!
     
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    I have an OLD South Bend 323 split cane 3 piece with two different tips.
     
  6. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    It might be helpful to identify your range in dollars instead. Price ranges for bamboo rods tend to be (much) different and generally higher than for graphite ones. .

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    New or old is fine, but fishable is key. Not looking to hang it on a wall or refinish it. Three piece or up would be nice, I do lots of backpacking. I would love to stay under $700 if possible, but as you all know- the right rod is the right rod. Sometimes it can't be helped!
     
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    I bumped the two I am trying to sell. You can get a excellent bamboo rod for alot less than $700. There are many classic production rods that are very good fly fishing tools. The two I am selling are in that class. They are very good rods that are ready to fish. I have three in this configuration and I do not fish these two very often.

    Ask others on this board that have bamboo. They know what I am talking about. I prefer W.M. Granger Rods over others such as Heddon and Phillipson, but they are all very good productions rods. All mine are 3 piece with two tips and are 5 weights. They do not need work. They are ready to go. One question you need to ask yourself is what action do you want. W.M Grangers are a meduim action rod which is my preference.

    I would even consider a trade if it is a fiberglass rod, or a Hexagraph rod in the length and weight I desire.
     
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    New guy here.

    I have a couple of bamboo flyrods that I would like to sell. In the 8' - 9' range, 5 & 6 weight. $275 - $325 range.

    Manufactured in the 60's by a German company named DAM.

    Had minor repairs & refinishing done about 6 years ago by Ray Gould, a master bamboo guy from Edmonds. Rods are in very good condition.

    I live in Bellevue, work in Kirkland--could arrange to show you the rods if you are local.

    PM me if interested....
     
  10. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    PM sent

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  11. Greg Armstrong

    Greg Armstrong OldRodsHaveMoreFun

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    I have a very nice AJ Thramer (he's a well known contemporary bamboo rod maker from Oregon) 8' 5wt. for sale. It's a medium, to medium fast rod w/brown and tan wraps, custom blued ferrules (he makes his own hardware), uplocking seat w/wood insert. Complete with original sock and tube. $575.
    Let me know if you're interested. Greg
     
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    Hope you have better luck getting an answer to your PM than I did yesterday aternoon..
     
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    Hello all, thank you for responding! I work nights and long hours on my feet; so it's hard for me to log into a computer til the morning (or afternoon as the nine to fivers call it). I have tomorrow off so I can check everything out and get back to you all.
    Much obliged,
    Erik
     
  14. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Mmmm . . . nice. What taper?

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    I have a spare demo rod I built to try out a taper and use for an sample. It is a 7ft 6in two piece with one tip. Nice flamed color, red wraps, red agate stripper, wood and NS reel seat. Based on a well known contemporary builders taper. Cork is a little soiled and it has a couple of minor scrapes in the finish. A good caster can throw a 5 weight line 75 ft with this. It is my favorite taper. No tube. This rod has already caught fish.

    350 picked up in Twisp.
     
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