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Mike Barrio

Garrison & Carmichael Bamboo Fly Rod Shop
« on: February 21, 2015, 08:02:41 AM »
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Sandy Nelson

Re: Garrison & Carmichael Bamboo Fly Rod Shop
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2015, 19:53:26 PM »
You are naughty Mr B :z16

I can relate to most of that, as you well know  :wink And the book has become something i read quite a lot , along with George Maurers book.

Good find, Thanks for sharing it :z18

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"

Derek Roxborough

Re: Garrison & Carmichael Bamboo Fly Rod Shop
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2015, 20:01:51 PM »
I had an old Garrison cane rod probably pre war, but I was gillying last year for a woman who had a Carmichael rod, Nicely made but as it was an 8wt I found it heavy, evidently she met Hoagie when she was in New York, and he offered to make a rod for her I only knew of the old singer Carmichael (jungle Book) , easgach 1

Sandy Nelson

Re: Garrison & Carmichael Bamboo Fly Rod Shop
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2015, 20:41:14 PM »
I had an old Garrison cane rod probably pre war

Seriously? Have you still got it? He only made about 1000 rods in his lifetime and they sell for upwards of $10k especially if it's a shorter one.
Nice anecdote about the other rod , it would be nice to have seen one :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"

Marc Fauvet

Re: Garrison & Carmichael Bamboo Fly Rod Shop
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2015, 22:37:30 PM »
super-sweet documentary. love how he calls the workshop a 'lab'.

Derek Roxborough

Re: Garrison & Carmichael Bamboo Fly Rod Shop
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2015, 16:04:35 PM »
Sorry Sandy , I got shot of it , It was a 3 piece with a spare top with a cane wrapped handle and it was in a cane tube /bank stick, but it was in crap order twisted and bent with rusty rings, it's so long back ,(70's) that I cant remember what I  swapped it for, the old guy I got it from fished loch Leven, and gave me some 4 fly loch leven casts to gut,with the rod I swapped him a pair of hammer shotgun back action locks, from a dismantled shotgun, at the time I didn't know any thing about Garrison and I didn't consider this was worth restoring, it was a curio ,I remember it was a Brooklyn address,later I found out about Garrison tapers, by the way Sandy I have had some good days fishing the rod I made from that  TFO Lefty Kreh blank I got from you, I actually managed to get A proper TFO rod
tube for it,I like it better than My Orvis rod, hope you have a good 2015 season easgach 1

Sandy Nelson

Re: Garrison & Carmichael Bamboo Fly Rod Shop
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2015, 16:43:33 PM »
Aye hindsight is a wonderful thing :X1

Those TFO blanks are underrated, I've two TFO switch blanks here as well, which should make up into nice really light double handers, when I can be bothered :X2
Too busy paying Homage to Mr Payne :wink

Anyway all the best to you too for 2015

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"

 






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