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  1. Classifieds
    Hi everyone. I just found out this afternoon that the estate of one our local fly anglers is up as an online auction. Russ Hopper passed away last August and his wife is downsizing homes. I didn't know Russ very well, but he seemed like a great person who was generous. He authored the book...
    $123,456 USD
  2. Classifieds
    Hello, I have a bamboo rod for sale. I am purging rods to buy tools, I am trying to start my own business. I hate to see this rod go, but really need the funds for tooling. As title suggests, it is model #215, 9 foot, 3 piece, 5 3/4oz. Comes with original rod tube, and sock, and extra tip. I do...
  3. Classifieds
    Hardy Sirrus 7' 3/4wt. In mint like new condition. $400CAD ($300USD) R.
  4. Lakes
    Took my last high lake trip of the year to a couple central cascades lakes. On a day when the Yakima River was probably crowded I had a couple high lakes to myself. The roads were rough due to a summer's worth of potholes and some erosion from fall rain. Some color at the first very small...
  5. Classifieds
    Four Piece Rod, including the extra tip Perfectly straight and in beautiful condition All matching serial numbers 1956 Battenkill with 15/64 ferrules Length: 8 1/2 Built by George Reid and Cal Skinner Please call Levi with offers. No trades please. [email protected]
  6. Classifieds
    1959 Orvis Battenkill Spinning with Reel Seat 7' 5 5/8oz. Two Piece Perfectly straight and in beautiful condition Please email Levi with offers. No trades please. [email protected] Located in Portland, Oregon
  7. Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels
    The following message was sent out this morning by the organizers of the upcoming Corbett Rod Makers gathering. This is a really cool program, and I went ahead & bought raffle tickets to support it. The rod being raffled is by Chris Bogart, a master rod maker from Virginia, who has attended the...
  8. Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels
    I am just getting started in making bamboo rods and would love to chat with anyone who can perhaps share their experiences with me or show me the way. I live in Bellingham and am facing retirement in a few years and want to start building rods. I am a life long woodworker and know my way...
  9. Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels
    Anyone own one or familiar with one of his rods? Considering a spey to replace the one I broke last year. http://wmflyrodco.com/switch-spey-rods/
  10. General Forum
    Been searching the web for hours trying to identify a bamboo fly rod I inherited from my 91 year old father. The metal case has a badly worn label that appears to be from Heddon but there are no markings on the rod itself. Anyone know whether Heddon made any models without markings? I am...
  11. Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels
    I've never attended an Overlake FF Club meeting before but am hoping to make this month's to hear Dave and Mary Ann Dozer talk about making bamboo rods. I know Steve is interested. Thought I'd post this in case anyone else is too. Tight lines, Ron...
  12. Gear/Technique
    I picked up a bamboo rod, second hand and sight-unseen, that came from a reasonably well known maker. Turns out that it's really poorly balanced, being very tip-heavy. Paid very little for it, so at least I haven't lost much. I spoke to the maker, and he said it was an experimental taper that...
  13. Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels
    rhymes don't it? I wondered if any of you collectors have run across the thread wrapping style this on I found has? it is decoratively wrapped all the way up the rod...Upon cleaning it up I noticed it and managed not to disturb it... My research found it was from a hardware store catalog from...
  14. Classifieds
    Got a brand new 7'7" 4wt 2 piece 1 tip built by Shane at Greywolf. It is his build of a perfectionist taper. If you haven't yet seen his work, it is absolutely amazing! This one has a unique rattan wrapped grip, blued slide band reel seat, and guides. I got a great deal on this from another...
  15. Classifieds
    If you have EC Powell rods you are willing to sell, please contact me with details, photos, and price. Thanks, Chris
  16. Classifieds
    Winston GVX select 490-4 (sold) Bill Taylor 7/6" 2/2 four weight. Spiral pattern flamed cane, clear wraps with black tipping. Blued ferrules and reel seat, chrome snakes. Reel seat is cap and ring over birds-eye maple. Quick, crisp rod with lots of backbone. Fished very little, excellent...
  17. Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels
    I took a friend to the doctor for a procedure this morning and spent 3 ½ hours reading some fly fishing magazines I brought with me. OK, who spends 3 ½ hours taking a friend to the doctor – well me. The point is the fly fishing magazines. They were all good with the appropriate articles on...
  18. Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels
    A friend of my showed me his Hardy Palakona bamboo fly rod given to his father years ago. All sections are full length and straight. It has a black plastic reel seat and closely space intermediate wraps. All of the guides are there and look tight, and it has the Hardy lock ferrules. Now for...
  19. Gear/Technique
    On YouTube I have seen people writing on the flats of the bamboo fly rods. Some use a metal quill pen and India ink or Testors enamel paint. Others use what looks like a fine felt tip pen. When I took the tour of the Sage factory they used some kind of store bought pen. Does anyone know what...
  20. Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels
    Last June we had a gathering of bamboo rod enthusiasts at Cascade View Park in Redmond, WA. There were 10 or 12 of us that participated and 3 of us went fishing at Cottage Lake after the gathering. I am sure all who attended had a good time. I know I did. This year I would like to host the...
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