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Bamboo

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I asked this question a LONG time ago...I figured maybe I'll get some new responses. Anybody else fish bamboo?

Posted on: 2016/7/28 12:18


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Yes, as well as plastic.

Posted on: 2016/7/28 14:19


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Yes, most of the time. Glass or carbon about 1 trip out of 4.

Posted on: 2016/7/28 16:42
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I'll fish bamboo on days when I'm confident I'll be facing certain conditions. For example: the 7'9" 4-wt was my "ant rod" last week on a spring creek.

In my opinion, my bamboo isn't as versatile (tighter thresholds) than glass or graphite.

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I use bamboo for all my trout fishing.

Posted on: 2016/7/28 19:40
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Yes, and also Glass. Plastic rod on occasion, but some years I never touch them.

Posted on: 2016/7/28 20:09


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Yep

Posted on: 2016/7/28 20:38
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Not as much as glass, but occasionally.

Posted on: 2016/7/28 21:16


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Tried it a few times and for me do not see any advantage over glass or graphite. Also dealing with metal ferules and the added care of the rod itself is something I don't have the desire or time for.

Posted on: 2016/7/28 21:41


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Yes, I also fish fiberglass and graphite. I fish bamboo the least of the three however as IMO it's not as versatile as either glass or graphite. Good dry fly rods though.

Posted on: 2016/7/28 23:15
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For dry fly fishing, 90% of the time I fish bamboo. I just enjoy the way a bamboo rod feels when you cast it.

Sometimes, just to relax, I will take one of my bamboo rods out in the backyard for ten or fifteen minutes and make a few practice casts.

For nymphing, I fish graphite 90% of the time and I have a little Fenwick glass rod that I like for small streams.

Posted on: 2016/7/29 8:47


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Wood/glass/graphite/boron = 60/20/10/10 % of the time.

Posted on: 2016/7/29 9:15
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Yeah, count me in as pretty much exclusively cane rods for trout up to a 6wt. Plastic comes out for bassin' with a 7wt because I'd rather smash a warranty-able tip with a poorly cast Clouser than a nice hand crafted cane rod. Otherwise fishing those couple graphite and old glass rods I have in the quiver is mostly a once a year novelty.

Posted on: 2016/7/29 10:05


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Quote:

tomitrout wrote:
Plastic comes out for bassin' with a 7wt because I'd rather smash a warranty-able tip with a poorly cast Clouser than a nice hand crafted cane rod.


The difference is though, that warranty-able tip will smash, but the cane probably won't. At least one of my cane rods has been run over by a car, with no damage other than bent guides.

Bassin' is one of the reasons I'll switch to graphite, though, unless I'm only planning fishing for an hour or two. A 9 foot rod rated for HCH gets heavy if I'm fishing all day.

Posted on: 2016/7/29 23:55


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Well, sure, the graphite is probably more prone to failure due to that sort of impact and I'm aware of cane's durability, but I'm not risking my T&T 6wt Classic w/ the 3 3/8" St. George while stumbling around the Susky or jumping in and of a boat...had a stumble this morning and bounced my Lamson off a rock dinging the rim a bit, was immediately happy with my choice of not rigging up the T&T/Hardy combo. Smaller, more familiar water like Breeches or Sherman's size and I'll probably have the 6wt in hand.

Posted on: 2016/7/30 14:23



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