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Cláudio Saraiva

Bamboo fly rod!
« on: August 13, 2014, 13:15:03 PM »
Recently I bougth a bamboo kit to build my first rod. Here is the result:






















And the first test of my rod and my low cost silk fly line  :z7






















Cheers  :z18

Mike Barrio

Re: Bamboo fly rod!
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2014, 13:38:50 PM »
Great photos that tell your story ..... thanks for sharing :z16

Best wishes
Mike
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Sandy Nelson

Re: Bamboo fly rod!
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2014, 09:33:45 AM »
Cool

Nothing quite like building your own and then catching with it :z18
Thanks for sharing :z16

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Jim Eddie

Re: Bamboo fly rod!
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2014, 18:59:37 PM »
Nice rod and a lovely location  :z16

 :z18

Jim
"Because in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing what they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion."

Dave Medlyn

Re: Bamboo fly rod!
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2014, 15:55:41 PM »
Hi,
Where would I get one of these kits? Are they an "off the shelf" item
All the best
Dave

Rob Brownfield

Re: Bamboo fly rod!
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2014, 08:42:55 AM »
Hi,
Where would I get one of these kits? Are they an "off the shelf" item
All the best
Dave

One source would be via Chapmans here in the UK. http://www.chapmanblanks.co.uk/

Although they have cut back a lot on what they offer, they do make a reasonable blank at a reasonable price. Some custom builders use Chapmans to make there blanks and you can get custom made ones yourself if you want or match famous tapers and actions.

Another is Norman Agutters http://www.norman-agutters.com/blanks.htm

I have seen there copies of cane carp rods and they are really rather nice.

You can also go to the other end of the price range and get US blanks at $700+
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Cláudio Saraiva

Re: Bamboo fly rod!
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2014, 15:10:05 PM »
Thank you guys  :cool:

TROUTMADDAVE, I bought the kit at the angler's roost.

http://theanglersroost.com/

http://theanglersroost.com/products/bamboo-blanks/bamboo-rod-kits/

I believe you wouldn't find cheaper than this  :z16  I think that they are great for a first experience!

Cheers  :z18

Dave Medlyn

Re: Bamboo fly rod!
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2014, 08:02:46 AM »
Thanks for the quick answers. Looking for a winter project. There's only so long you can stand starring at your favourite flies smoking a fag, before folks start muttering "is he all right, he's been like that for hours!!"
Cheers
Dave

Dave Medlyn

Re: Bamboo fly rod!
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2014, 13:52:26 PM »
It is strange how things work out, went to a different tackle shop this morning, an hours drive from my house. Bought a new reel for my 10' #3/4 , a sage 1850 for really cheep, and the guy had a really old 7' split cane rod for sale. Ended up getting it for €30. Now that is a bargain!! I'll post a pic of it when I sus out how to!!
Cheers
Dave

Dave Medlyn

Re: Bamboo fly rod!
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2014, 14:06:06 PM »
Here is the rod






Mike Barrio

Re: Bamboo fly rod!
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2014, 14:08:02 PM »
Great stuff ..... Enjoy ..... and thanks for the photos :z16

Cheers
Mike
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Dave Medlyn

Re: Bamboo fly rod!
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2014, 14:14:42 PM »
I've no idea who the maker is, I'd say it's very old and it fishes great.
Tried it earlier with a #3wf, you have to work hard to cast, so I think it needs a heavier line.

 





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