We are dealing, I fish a lot of Bamboo everywhere except the Salt. This is a 5 wt, 2 inches over 6 foot,2 and 2.Thanks for the reply. You ever fish Lake Skiddy, just off FT Riley and full of giant Crappie?I have a hollow-built 5 Wt, not Winston, the Blank is by Dennis Stone - not quite sure what "responsive" in this case means, but I love it, great rod to cast, great rod to catch fish with. If it's a good price and you like cane rods, I would definitely go for it.
We are dealing, I fish a lot of Bamboo everywhere except the Salt. This is a 5 wt, 2 inches over 6 foot,2 and 2.Thanks for the reply. You ever fish Lake Skiddy, just off FT Riley and full of giant Crappie?
Skiddy was 1 of the quarries the sandstone came from , probably back in Custers time. It filled in and supported some of the biggest Crappie I have ever seen or caught.Riley was my last duty station in 1973. Milford held a surprise for a west coast guy. We skinny dipped , drunk , at night.Fished it once and landed 1 of their needle nosed gar. Never swam sans cutoffs again.Never heard of Lake Skiddy. The wife grew up just outside Fort Riley (she was an army brat), MIL stayed, so we visited often. Did fish Tuttle puddle (Tuttle Creek lake) and Milford - Bass and Crappie.
I wouldn't hollow a rod either,due to the length it is meant for skinny waters and I have 3 5 wt's 7 1/2 foot long already in bamboo but none made by Mr.Clark so I'm going for it.Winston uses a process called "hollow fluting," which was developed back in the 1940's or 1950's by Lew Stoner. It results in a larger surface for gluing, with a thinner wall thickness in the middle of each strip. It's likely that the rod taper was designed for this hollowing.
I wouldn't hollow a 6'2" rod, since I like the weight on short solid rods. I always hollow-build rods over 8'. If done properly, a hollow rod is just as durable as a solid one.
If it's a good deal, go for it!
Thanks Dave.Like I typed , I have a lot of bamboo rods. Just none by this craftsman. 1 of my favorites in a Para 14 from a man on this site. It behaves well and is a true joy to cast.If you have a chance to buy a reasonably priced Winston Bamboo rod do it. They are lovely. The best rod I handled at the Bamboo Cast Around this year was a 9 Winston 4 7/8's oz hollow build 6 weight. My 9' 6 weight Granger Champion weighs 5 oz and my 9' 6 weight Granger Wright and McGill Victory weighs 5.4 oz so the hollow build saves some weight but it's not critical. More important is that sweet Winston taper.