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Re: Bamboo, Rods.

2007/10/24 20:03
From Holland
Posts: 5
i'd trust these blanks, only because they're offered up by hook and hackle. I HAVE NOT used them, but am very interested in them:

take it for what it's worth. They are US made blanks. Hook and Hackle has never let me down.

Posted on: 2009/11/20 20:37

Re: Bamboo, Rods.

2007/10/7 0:44
From philadelphia
Posts: 224

bassistjon112 wrote:

shakey wrote:
jon,i think it would be smart to pose these same questions at clarkes.
you'll learn a lot there.

i fish bamboo first,fiberglass second and graphite third.i only use cheap bamboo though!

heres a link to clarks:

What cheap bamboo rods do you use? Thanks for the website, its very useful so far.

i collect sport king rods.they were montgomery wards store brand.most of the rods were built by horrocks ibbotson,which was a mass producer.H-I rods are very poorly thought of but i like their sport king models.

i am not suggesting you look for a sport king bamboo rod.i happen to collect them(i have four SK rods and about as many sport king reels)because i enjoy them,i'm not claiming they are any kings often need ferrule work done .

i also fish shakespeare bamboo.

you can get longer and heavier bamboo rods cheaper.usually an eight and a half foot six weight is going to be much cheaper than ,say a seven and a half foot four weight.

don't forget,fighting a fish on bamboo is very different than most plastic rods.a six weight bamboo feels more like a 3 or four weight graphite rod when you're fighting the fish.

if you're anywhere near philly ,you are welcome to try my rods.

good luck.

Posted on: 2009/11/22 3:46

Re: Bamboo, Rods.

2006/9/12 12:07
From Berryville Virginia
Posts: 17

Both are usually at the Maryland Fly fishing show in January. Both are nice guys and can talk rods all day.

Joe E

Posted on: 2009/11/22 10:40

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