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    So, a few weeks ago my husband and I picked up our new bamboo fly rods. Well, I am happy to report that today I hit my first bass on it! The rod is a four weight and I was using four weight DT line.


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    good luck with the new pole
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    Thanks. I just love it. I have to say I hooked into two bass before I landed this one. I was a little worried about playing a bass on a four weight, but I just decided to go for it. The rod responded really nice and because it is a fairly slow action, there was no fear of the fly being thrown.

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    Who made the bamboo rod? I collected them at one time but that was many years ago before marriage when I spent most of my time flyfishing the Flatbrook, Catskills and Pocono streams.

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    Tom Whittle. His stuff is just great. The craftsmanship is amazing. My husband got a seven foot 7wt. Because of the convex taper, it doesn't get that heavy feeling you sometimes have with heavier line bamboo rods.

    His site is: Stony Creek Rods

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    Looks very nice, never heard of him has he been making rods very long didn't see mention of that on his website?

    I pretty much stuck with classic Leonards, Orvis and a couple of Granger rods. I did own a DJ Duck copy of an original Garrison he personally owned which I wish I never sold. I also had a beautiful short Young which again I wish I still owned.
    They were just to valuable to be sitting unused in a closet. All I kept was my favorite Orvis Far and Fine.

    Good luck with it nothing fishes like a fine cane rod.

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    He's been at it for awhile, but has really taken off in the past few years. We got ours just in time. He has become so popular that he now has about a two year wait.

    I love Young rods! I have a Beasley that is based on the Paul Young Midge taper. Just great!

    Classic Leonards, eh? Better make sure those are insured! Glenn has an Orvis Mitey Mite and loves it.

    You are definitely right, nothing fishes like a fine cane rod.

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    Wow! Thats a nice way to break in the new fly wand. Who much do they go for? Who heavy do they make them? Would they be practical for saltwater?

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    nice setup

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