Short Bamboo Rod Challenge

#1
Lue, Ron and I are in for a short bamboo shoot out....6' and under. Lue is hacking on a 6'6" blank, I'm using a mid and tip and Ron has one. Tim? Mike? Anybody else? It would be fun to meet this spring at a lake and test em out!!
 
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para_adams

Active Member
#2
Lue, Ron and I are in for a short bamboo shoot out....6' and under. Lue is hacking on a 6'6" blank, I'm using a mid and tip and Ron has one. Tim? Mike? Anybody else? It would be fun to meets this spring at a lake and test em out!!
You'll have to stretch the rules for me. Mine will be 6' 1". And ready to fish!
 
#4
I'd really like to cast a true banty rod if someone out there close has one. We were going 4'+ but I don't fish small streams covered with trees and brush anymore.
 

Mike Monsos

AKA flyman219
#5
I got a mid and tip off a old SB 47-9' that I made into a 6'er for my first effort messing with a bamboo rod. I'll measure it to be sure that Steve doesn't have to snap the tip top off :p to make my rod rules compliant.

Mike
 

para_adams

Active Member
#6
I got a mid and tip off a old SB 47-9' that I made into a 6'er for my first effort messing with a bamboo rod. I'll measure it to be sure that Steve doesn't have to snap the tip top off :p to make my rod rules compliant.

Mike
Mike, don't give him any ideas, mine will cast poorly enough with its tip intact.
 
#7
How about one made using Bob Nunley's one piece 5' 4wt taper? It's fun to cast, but frustrating and difficult to hook fish with more than 20-25 feet of line out. I haven't used it in years. Maybe someone will fall in lust with it & buy it!

I also made a Cattanach 6042 6' 4wt. Like most of Wayne's tapers, it's from the Paul Young milling machine templates. This is a fun rod to fish with.

Tom
 
#9
How about one made using Bob Nunley's one piece 5' 4wt taper? It's fun to cast, but frustrating and difficult to hook fish with more than 20-25 feet of line out. I haven't used it in years. Maybe someone will fall in lust with it & buy it!

I also made a Cattanach 6042 6' 4wt. Like most of Wayne's tapers, it's from the Paul Young milling machine templates. This is a fun rod to fish with.
Both those rods qualify and sound very interesting........:rolleyes:??
 
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#12
I really like Tim's collection of Constables. Great casting rods.

My best "banty" story: Several years ago, on a summer trip to the Sound, I accidentally brought the tip and butt sections from two different rods. Rather than go home, I fished with just the tip section (about 51" with graphite sleeve ferrule), and the reel in my pocket. By extending my arm, I was able to cast 20-30', which was far enough to interest the sea-runs on a cloudy morning, including a nice 14" fish. Definitely a memorable day.

Tom
 
#13
Cool Tim,
Any pictures of the Dart? Tom saw one of my shorty rods named "The Wild Thing" it's about 5"7" with a Ocean City reel attached to the seat about centered like the Sage Center Axis rods of the 80's. Caught some big fish on dries on a mountain lake....

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Tim Cottage

Formerly tbc1415
#14
I really like Tim's collection of Constables. Great casting rods.

My best "banty" story: Several years ago, on a summer trip to the Sound, I accidentally brought the tip and butt sections from two different rods. Rather than go home, I fished with just the tip section (about 51" with graphite sleeve ferrule), and the reel in my pocket. By extending my arm, I was able to cast 20-30', which was far enough to interest the sea-runs on a cloudy morning, including a nice 14" fish. Definitely a memorable day.

Tom

Great story Tom. "When life brings you lemons make lemonade".

TC
 

PhilR

In the time of chimpanzees, I was a monkey
#15
I've been thinking about turning the tip and mid from a rapidan into a shorty rod. This might motivate me to get it done.
 

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