Bamboo Fling

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Jerry
I haven't forgotten about the Annual Bamboo Fling. With so many of our parks closed due to the corona-virus, we obviously won't have it May. When things improve we will put it out there for discussion and rescheduling. In the meantime we can talk about possible locations. Some one asked about adding fiberglass to the mix. What do you all think? I know I have a few old fiberglass rods and a couple of new ones.

Jerry
 

flybill

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I want to be involved! I'll watch this thread. Don't want to have to wear a hazmat suit...
 

Bonsai

Jerry
Flybil, keep watching. We don't know how long this is going to last. But when it ends I hope we can get together and really tie one on. I checked out a couple of our lakes here in Kitsap County yesterday and they were closed, technically they were closed to fishing anyway. I wonder if the state will do their spring stocking in April.
 

flybill

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Flybil, keep watching. We don't know how long this is going to last. But when it ends I hope we can get together and really tie one on. I checked out a couple of our lakes here in Kitsap County yesterday and they were closed, technically they were closed to fishing anyway. I wonder if the state will do their spring stocking in April.
Yeah I know it will be a while. That's okay, we can always have a virtual one.. via Skype! J/k!!

They should open the rivers so we can fish! Fishing promotes social distancing anyway!! Most of us who fly fish have been social distancing for years before this started!!
 

DenWor54

Active Member
DenWor,, your Dawn Holbrook looks real nice. Looks like Sweetgrass did a complete rebuild.
Bonsai, it was a complete rebuild and refinish. The cork was replaced and he rewraped the guides and refinished the blank and both tips, but stayed with the original reel seat that has Dawn’s name and date of build. I’m very happy with the end result and now I just need the opportunity to get out and fish the rod along with it’s twin.
 

Tom Bowden

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When I was 14, I had an opportunity to buy two matching, unused Holbrook rods - an 8' trout rod and a 9' steelhead rod, with reels and silk fly lines included, all for $100. This was my Dad's friend, who didn't fish and got the rods as a gift. No way could I come up with $100 without selling myself into slavery. Both rods were amazing to lawn cast, and got me interested in bamboo rods.

Rod making is a great "stay home" activity. The one I'm working on is an 8'3" cutthroat rod designed by the late John Bokstrom, and recommended on the classic fly rod forum by my friend Don Andersen. John lived in Maple Ridge, BC, was a well known and highly skilled rod maker, and fished a lot. His 9' 8 wt. steelhead rod is my favorite single handed rod for swinging steelhead flies. John and Don were the founders of the Corbett Lake Rod Makers gathering, which was postponed this year.

Rods designed by PNW rod makers like Dawn Holbrook, John Bokstrom, and others are great in that they are designed for the fishing we do.
 

Tom Bowden

Active Member
Many years ago at the Corbett Lake gathering, Tom Fulk handed out the taper and specs for an 8’6” rod he called “Lake Lenice.” He said it was good for casting indicators and landing large fish. Really got my attention and was the basis for most of my rods for several years. If you see me out on a lake or beach, chances are good that the rod I’m using was designed using Tom’s method and this rod.
 

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